Substitute House Bill No. 5399

Public Act No. 01-74


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 7-25 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Each town clerk shall, within five days after receipt of an instrument for record, enter the names of all the grantors in a grantor index and all the grantees in a grantee index, in alphabetical order, and cross-indexed as to the party first identified as grantor or grantee on the instrument, the nature of the instrument, the date of its receipt as endorsed upon the recorded instrument and thereafter, when available for entry, the book and page of such instrument or other suitable indication of its location approved by the Public Records Administrator. If such instrument is an assignment of mortgage, collateral assignment of mortgage, subordination of mortgage or other transfer of an interest in a mortgage, the mortgagor shall be deemed an additional grantor for purposes of this section. If such instrument affects real property, the index shall include a reference to the location of such property, if contained in such instrument. Such general index shall be a permanent public record.

Approved June 6, 2001