Section 35-4-73

Recitation of marital status of grantor or vendor required; probate judge not liable for good faith error; false recitation a misdemeanor.

(a) No deed, contract, or other conveyance of land or any interest therein, whether legal or equitable, shall be accepted for record by the probate judge unless it contains a recitation of the marital status of an individual grantor or vendor; provided, that this section shall apply only to instruments executed subsequent to July 21, 1972.

(b) A probate judge shall not be liable in damages or for a penalty for an error or mistake in the performance of his duties under this section if committed in good faith.

(c) Any person who knowingly makes a false recitation, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 172, p. 4422.)