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Section 317.111 | Name of preparer to appear on instrument.


No instrument by which the title to real estate or personal property, or any interest therein or lien thereon, is conveyed, created, encumbered, assigned, or otherwise disposed of, shall be received for record or filing by the county recorder unless the name of the person who, and governmental agency, if any, that prepared the instrument appears upon the instrument, and the name is either printed, typewritten, stamped, or signed in a legible manner. An instrument is in compliance with this section if it contains a statement in the following form: "This instrument was prepared by (name)."

This section does not apply to any instrument executed prior to October 5, 1955, nor to the following: any decree, order, judgment, or writ of any court; any will or death certificate; any instrument executed or acknowledged outside of this state.

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