Section 27-2-5

Commissioner of Insurance - Official seal.

(a) The commissioner shall have an official seal as heretofore provided him by the State of Alabama.

(b) All certificates executed by the commissioner, other than licenses of agents, brokers, solicitors, adjusters, and similar licenses, shall bear his seal.

(c) Every such certificate so executed and sealed under the authority conferred upon the commissioner by law may be recorded in the proper recording office in this state in the same manner and with the same effect as a deed regularly acknowledged or proven.

(d) Every certificate and other document or paper executed by the commissioner pursuant to any authority conferred upon him by law and sealed with the seal of his office and all copies or photographic copies of papers certified by him and authenticated by such seal shall, in all cases, be evidenced equally and in like manner as the original thereof and shall have the same force and effect as the original would in any action or proceeding in any court of this state.

(e) The commissioner shall collect such fees and charges for the use of his official seal as are provided for under Section 27-4-2.

(Acts 1923, No. 464, p. 607; Acts 1971, No. 407, p. 707, §20.)