Alaska Statutes.
Title 40. Public Records and Recorders
Chapter 17. Recording of Documents
Section 70. Duties of Recorder; Time Recording is Effective.
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AS 40.17.070. Duties of Recorder; Time Recording is Effective.

(a) The recorder shall promptly record all documents presented that are recordable under AS 40.17.030 and 40.17.110.

(b) The recorder shall maintain in the central recording office a daily log and index for recorded documents.

(c) As a document is recorded, the recorder shall indicate on or attach to each document the date, hour, and minute of recording, enter that information and a consecutive serial number in a daily log of documents without delay in the order in which the documents are received, and note the serial number on the document.

(d) If a document presented for recording is reviewed and rejected for recording, the recorder shall indicate on or attach to the document the date, hour, and minute of rejection and a citation of the statute requiring rejection. If the document is later determined to be recordable in the form in which it was earlier presented to the recorder, later recording does not relate back to the time and date of rejection. Recording is effective when the document is accepted for recording, regardless of the cause of the rejection.

(e) The recorder shall promptly copy recorded documents and place them in permanent records and shall note the recording information at the entry of each document in the daily log.

(f) Promptly after recording a document, the recorder shall make the index entries required in this chapter and in the regulations of the department.

(g) After recording, the recorder shall return the document to the person who presented it or a person designated by the person who presented it.

(h) The recorder shall certify copies and provide a certified copy of a recorded document to a person who tenders the proper fee.

(i) The recorder is not required to record part of a document if the part is identified and preceded by the words "From Previously Recorded Master Form-Do Not Record" and the recorded part contains a reference to the master form's recording information.

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