§57-1-9. Application of §§57-1-7 and 57-1-8 to records or papers
in public offices in Virginia.
The provisions in the two preceding sections contained shall
apply to a copy of any record or paper in the clerk's office of any
court in the state of Virginia, or in the office of the secretary
of the commonwealth, treasurer, register of the land office, or
either auditor, or any surveyor of lands of that state, attested as
aforesaid; and to any certificate of the auditor of public accounts
of that state as to the return of any real estate as delinquent, or
sale thereof for taxes, or payment or nonpayment of taxes on
forfeited or delinquent lands, or nonentry of lands on the books of
the commissioner of the revenue: Provided,
That such certificate
of the auditor as to the payment or nonpayment of taxes on
forfeited or delinquent lands, or nonentry of such lands on the
books of the commissioner of the revenue, be filed with the papers
in any suit in relation to such lands, and notice thereof be given
to the opposite party or his attorney, at least forty days before
the first day of the term at which it is offered as evidence.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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