Alaska Statutes.
Title 40. Public Records and Recorders
Chapter 17. Recording of Documents
Section 35. Recording Criteria.
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AS 40.17.035. Recording Criteria.

When determining whether a document may be recorded, the recorder may not

(1) consider whether the contents of the document are legally sufficient to achieve the purposes of the document;

(2) reject a document because the document

(A) does not satisfy the current requirements for recording if the document satisfied the requirements for recording that existed at the time the document was executed;

(B) serves more than one purpose;

(C) does not state the name of the recording district if the name is given to the recorder at the time the document is offered for recording or if the name is contained in a cover letter accompanying the document;

(D) references an attached exhibit that is not labelled;

(E) is a certified copy of an official document that creates an interest in real property, that meets the requirements of AS 40.17.030(b), and that is from a governmental office; or

(3) require that a document that serves more than one purpose be recorded separately for each of the purposes; this paragraph does not prevent the multiple recording of the document if the person offering the document requests that the document be recorded for more than one of its purposes and the request is accompanied by the applicable recording fee for each of the multiple purposes.

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