Section 36-12-20

Papers, property, etc., to be delivered to successor upon vacation of office.

In all cases in which it is not otherwise expressly provided, when any office is vacated, except by the death of the incumbent, all books, papers, property and money belonging or appertaining to such office shall, on demand, be delivered over to the qualified successor.

(Code 1852, §154; Code 1867, §193; Code 1876, §206; Code 1886, §301; Code 1896, §3133; Code 1907, §1549; Code 1923, §2683; Code 1940, T. 41, §132.)