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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XL
Chapter 695
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F.S. 695.15
695.15 Recording conveyances lost by fire.Whenever the record in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of any county in this state of any deed, conveyance, contract, mortgage, deed of trust, map or plat or other instrument in writing affecting real estate in such county has been heretofore destroyed by fire, any such instrument, or a copy thereof from such former record duly certified, may be rerecorded in such county, and in rerecording the same the officer shall record the certificate of the previous record, and the date of filing for record appearing in said original certificate so recorded shall be deemed and taken as the date of the record thereof. And copies of such record so authorized to be made hereunder, duly certified by said officer, under the seal of said court, shall be received in evidence under the same circumstances and conditions under which a certified copy of the original record would be so received, and shall have the same force and effect as a certified copy of the original record.
History.s. 1, ch. 4950, 1901; GS 2492; RGS 3834; CGL 5712; s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945.