Section 9-15-10

Notice, etc., of change in status, disposition or acquisition of used and unused lands.

(a) If at any future time any institution or department of the State of Alabama shall deem it advisable to make use of any unused land owned by it, it shall notify the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who shall place said land on the "used land" list, and should any institution or department of the State of Alabama abandon the use to which any "used land" is then being put, it shall notify the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, of such abandonment and the land shall be reclassified on records in the office of the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as "unused land."

(b) Should any land owned by any institution or department of the State of Alabama be leased, sold or otherwise disposed of by any institution or department of the State of Alabama owning same, such institution or department shall immediately notify the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, of such fact and furnish said Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a copy of the instrument by which the said land is leased or conveyed, which copy shall remain on file in the office of the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and shall be and constitute a part of the records of said office.

(c) Should any institution or department of the State of Alabama acquire title to or any interest in any real estate not shown on said list, it shall immediately notify the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, of its ownership in such real estate or interest therein and shall forward to the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a description of said real estate, together with a statement on a prescribed form furnished by the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as to the general character of such land, that is, whether chiefly valuable for agricultural, mining, timber culture or other use and the use to which same is being put. It shall further classify said lands as "used lands" or "unused lands" in accordance with the terms of Section 9-15-8. It shall further forward to the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a copy of the deed, lease or other conveyance by which it derives title to or interest in said land, which copy shall be placed on file in the office of Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Upon receipt of the notice provided for in this section, the Land Agent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, shall enter or cause to be entered upon the permanent records of said office the description of such land so acquired, together with such information thereto as is required in Section 9-15-9.

(Acts 1945, No. 341, p. 554, §5.)