The Task Force to Study Uniformity in Real Property Recordings was created by the
Mississippi Legislature in early 2009 (see House Bill 489) to study the merits
of creating a statewide uniform system of filing and recording documents and
instruments associated with real property and related legal transactions.
specifically, House Bill 489 directs the Task Force to study a statewide uniform
system of recording documents pertaining to real property and related
transactions, including uniform formatting standards for documents related to
real property that are filed with the clerks of the chancery courts of the
state; uniform methods of indexing and retrieving those documents (both in paper
and electronic formats), along with any identifying ownership information,
parcel numbers, tax records, liens or any other relevant information ascribed to
the real property; the feasibility and scope of authorizing the filing, signing
and verification of those documents by electronic means; and access to all forms
of recording and indexing those documents by means of the Internet.
Force will file a report with the Mississippi Legislature no later than October
1, 2010, presenting its recommendations in the form of draft legislation to be
introduced during the 2011 regular session of the Legislature.
Click here for a full list of members
(see House Bill 489 for details).