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Recording conveyances of land in towns in Chautauqua county; duties of county and town clerks
Real Property (RPP) CHAPTER 50, ARTICLE 9
§ 291-a. Recording conveyances of land in towns in Chautauqua county;
duties of county and town clerks. 1. Every deed and will relating to
real property in Chautauqua county, outside the cities of Jamestown and
Dunkirk, and every judicial decree establishing the right of inheritance
to real property within Chautauqua county shall, before the same be
hereafter recorded in the office of the clerk of Chautauqua county be
presented to the clerk of said county together with a carbon copy or
copies of the substance thereof, equal to the number of townships of the
said county in which land is conveyed by the instrument. Such copy or
copies shall set forth the date, consideration, the names of the
grantors and grantees, the mail address of the grantee and a description
of the property conveyed as set out in the instrument of conveyance.

Such copy or copies of an instrument of conveyance of land within the
county of Chautauqua, outside the cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk, shall
be retained by the clerk of the said county until the first day of the
month succeeding the date on which it was received, and he thereafter
shall transmit immediately all such copies received by him during the
preceding month to the clerks of the towns in which such conveyances
have occurred. Hereafter the clerk of Chautauqua county or any
subordinate in the office of such clerk of Chautauqua county who shall
record any instrument of conveyance of real property without receiving
and transmitting to the town clerk of the town concerned, a copy thereof
as provided herein shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. At the time a
conveyance is offered for record a fee of twenty-five cents shall be
paid to the county clerk in addition to any other moneys required to be
paid to entitle the deed to be recorded.

The town clerks in each of the towns of Chautauqua county outside the
cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk, shall enter the copies of conveyances
and all appurtenant data so received from the clerk of Chautauqua county
in a record book to be provided and kept for such purpose. Such book and
the records contained therein shall be open to public inspection and
shall be used by the local assessors in making assessments.

2. Any deed or instrument of conveyance relating to real property
within the towns of Chautauqua, North Harmony, Ellicott, Ellery,
Westfield and Busti or the village of Celoron, Chautauqua county, that
for the first time conveys an interest in a paper street located within
either such town or village to any grantee other than a not-for-profit
corporation incorporated pursuant to the laws of this state or similar
association or to a municipal corporation, notwithstanding the fact that
such deed or instrument shall have been recorded by the clerk of the
county of Chautauqua, shall be considered a nullity and given no force
and effect unless accompanied by a resolution of the town board of the
town or of the board of trustees of the village within which such paper
street is located authorizing that such deed or instrument be recorded.
For the purposes of this subdivision, a paper street shall mean a street
that was designed in a subdivision map when originally filed but which
was never subsequently developed or used as a public way.