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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 39 - 1 - 11 §39-1-11. Recordation of writings and plats and papers annexed; index; interlineations; filing under Uniform Commercial Code.
Every writing (except financing, continuation and termination statements and other statements and writings permitted to be filed under chapter forty-six of the code) authorized by law to be recorded, when admitted to record, shall, with all certificates of acknowledgment, and all plats, schedules and other papers thereto annexed or thereon indorsed, be recorded by, or under the direction of, the clerk of the county court, in a well-bound book, to be carefully preserved; and there shall be an index to such book as well in the name of the grantee as of the grantor. After being so recorded, such writing may be delivered to the party entitled to claim under the same. If, except in those cases where such writing is recorded by photography or similar process producing exact facsimile copies, there appear upon such writing, or any paper or certificate annexed thereto, any interlineation, erasure or alteration, of which no memorandum is contained in the writing, paper or certificate, the clerk shall append to the record thereof a memorandum describing as accurately as may be such interlineation, erasure or alteration; and such memorandum shall be copied into every such writing, paper or certificate. Every such memorandum shall be prima facie evidence of what is therein stated: Provided, That the clerk of the county court may refuse to accept for recordation any instrument printed on both sides of the paper or printed in whole or part in smaller than ten point type with at least two points separating each line. Any failure of such instrument to be so accepted by the clerk of the county court shall not affect the validity thereof as to the parties thereto: Provided, however, That any such instrument shall be accepted by the clerk for recording at one and one-half times the legal fee therefor.

Financing, continuation and termination statements and other statements and writings permitted to be filed under chapter forty-six of the code shall be filed in a proper file by the clerk of the county court or the secretary of state, as the case may be, as specified in said chapter forty-six. Such statements and writings filed in the office of the clerk of the county court and such statements and writings filed in the office of the secretary of state shall be indexed according to the name of the debtor and shall disclose the assigned file number and the address of the debtor given in the respective statement or writing. The date and hour of filing and the file number shall be noted on the statement or writing involved. A financing, continuation or termination statement or other statement or writing permitted to be filed under chapter forty-six of the code may, after the same ceases to be effective or lapses, as specified in said chapter forty- six, be removed from the files in the office of the clerk of the county court or the secretary of state, as the case may be, and destroyed.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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