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Chapter 137

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  137.415.  County commission of first class charter county to furnish recorder with land list — compensation to recorder — penalty. — 1.  The county commission of each county of class one having a charter form of government shall furnish the county recorders of the respective counties with a book, to be known as and denominated the "land list", which shall contain all lands in the county, arranged as nearly as may be in numerical order of range, township, sections and parts of sections, by the least legal subdivisions, lots or parcels, when sections or subdivisions thereof are subdivided into lots or parcels; and all lots or parcels of land in cities, towns or villages, according to the number of block, lot or parcel, and all lands designated by numbered surveys or parts of surveys, and all lands that can be described in numerical order, shall be placed in the land list, with the owner's name, if known, and if not known, then the name of the original patentee, grantee, or purchaser from the federal government, state, or county, as the case may be, opposite thereto, the lowest numbered range, township, section, block or survey always to be placed first in the list in making up the book.

  2.  In making up this book, if there be any land in any section or block that cannot be described as set forth above, it shall be otherwise briefly described, indicating the quantity and location thereof, with the owner's name, if known, alphabetically arranged opposite thereto, and be placed at the foot of the descriptions of the lands in the section or block of which it forms a part.

  3.  The book shall be arranged in tabular form with suitable captions. It shall contain twelve ruled columns, ten of which shall be left blank; the first column shall contain the name of the owner; the second column shall contain an accurate description of the land.

  4.  The recorder shall, whenever any deed conveying the title to real estate in the county is left with him for record, before recording the same, enter in the blank space in the land list, opposite and next to the description of the land so conveyed, the name of the purchaser and date of purchase, and if there be any change in the description of the land from that already entered in the land list, he shall also note that variance by stating what part or parcel of the original has been so conveyed.

  5.  As compensation for the compliance with the requirements of this section the recorder shall receive the sum of ten cents for each piece so transferred, to be paid by the party presenting the deed for record, the proceeds of which shall be paid into the general revenue fund of the county not less than once a year.

  6.  Upon failure to comply with the requirements of this section, the recorder so neglecting shall be liable on his bond in any sum not less than twenty-five dollars or more than one hundred dollars for each neglect to enter said transfers.

  7.  If, in making up the real estate book, the assessor finds that the recorder has failed, as above stated, he shall at once notify the county attorney who shall forthwith commence suit against the recorder and his bondsmen in the name of the state of Missouri, and for the use and benefit of the county.


(L. 1941 p. 714 § 10971A, A.L. 1945 p. 1913, A.L. 1973 H.B. 685)

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