Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 37. Department of Natural Resources
Section 25. Recording.
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AS 44.37.025. Recording.

(a) The Department of Natural Resources shall adopt regulations establishing, modifying, or discontinuing recording districts or precincts and prescribing the records to be maintained and the instruments to be recorded, consistent with AS 40.17. A regulation may not impose a restriction on document recording unless the restriction is required by statute or furthers a legitimate administrative need of the recorder; a "legitimate administrative need" includes ensuring the legibility of the documents and identifying the parties, the capacity of each party, and the affected property.

(b) The department shall prescribe by regulation and account for recording fees and do all other things necessary to maintain the recording systems established under the laws of this state. For a document that is to be recorded for multiple purposes, the department may collect the applicable recording fee for each of the multiple purposes.

(c) The department, with the concurrence of the administrative director of courts, may appoint judicial employees to perform services in connection with recording, providing access to, and copying documents in locations where the department has not otherwise designated a public office to perform those functions.

(d) [Repealed, Sec. 14 ch 119 SLA 1996].

(e) In addition to the recording system established under AS 40.17, the commissioner of natural resources may by regulation establish a system for recording and filing documents to enable members of the public to safeguard documents. Recording or filing a document in the system established under this subsection does not provide constructive notice for any purpose.

(f) Under AS 37.05.146 (c), fees for services of the Department of Natural Resources for recording and related services under this section shall be accounted for separately, and appropriations from the account are not made from the unrestricted general fund.

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