WVC 39 - 3 - 1
§39-3-1. Admission to record of certified copy when original
writing lost, mislaid or destroyed.
If any writing be admitted to record in any county of this
state or of any other state, and it be proper for such writing to
be admitted to record in a county of this state, and the same
before having been admitted to record in such county be lost,
mislaid or destroyed, on affidavit of such fact, the clerk of the
county court of such county wherein such writing is to be
recorded may admit to record a copy of such writing from the
records of any county of any state wherein it is recorded
properly certified by the clerk of such county court or other
officer corresponding thereto; and the record of the copy so
admitted shall have the same effect as if the original had been
admitted to record at the time when the copy was admitted. The
clerk of the county court of any county shall also admit to
record such copy of a record or paper as is mentioned in section
nine, article one of chapter fifty-seven of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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