The following words and phrases when used in this division shall have the following meanings:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 45-18-82.51

  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • GENERAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT: A real property instrument that affects the title to personal property as well as real property. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.51
  • IMPROVED RECORDING SYSTEM: A system of recording real property instruments and personal property instruments in the probate office and, in the discretion of the judge of probate, of recording other instruments and documents, which system when completed, shall consist of the equipment necessary and suitable to record, archive, and retrieve records. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.51
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • PERSONAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT: Any instrument or document affecting the title to personal property only, as distinguished from real property, that may be now or hereafter required to be filed or titled for record in the probate office, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Sections 35-4-50 and 35-4-90. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.51
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • REAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT: Includes any instrument or document affecting the title to real property that may now or hereafter be filed for record in the probate office pursuant to the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Section 12-13-43, and all statutes providing for the filing and recording of notices or statements of liens of any kind, notices of judgments, and plats or maps showing the subdivision of real estate. See Alabama Code 45-18-82.51
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) GENERAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT. A real property instrument that affects the title to personal property as well as real property.

(2) IMPROVED RECORDING SYSTEM. A system of recording real property instruments and personal property instruments in the probate office and, in the discretion of the judge of probate, of recording other instruments and documents, which system when completed, shall consist of the equipment necessary and suitable to record, archive, and retrieve records.

(3) PERSONAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT. Any instrument or document affecting the title to personal property only, as distinguished from real property, that may be now or hereafter required to be filed or titled for record in the probate office, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Sections 35-4-50 and 35-4-90.

(4) REAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT. Includes any instrument or document affecting the title to real property that may now or hereafter be filed for record in the probate office pursuant to the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Section 12-13-43, and all statutes providing for the filing and recording of notices or statements of liens of any kind, notices of judgments, and plats or maps showing the subdivision of real estate.

(Act 99-424, p. 753, §2.)