37.1504 Notice of receipt of instrument.

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(a) When an instrument entered into in accordance with this chapter is offered to the Territorial Registrar for recording, he shall give notice of the receipt of the instrument by causing a written notice thereof in both the English and Samoan languages to be posted on the building site, and by posting a notice on the bulletin board near the front door of the Court House in Fagatogo.

(b) The notice shall be in the following form:

Office of the Territorial Registrar Fagatogo, American Samoa


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT OF has offered for recording in this office an instrument in writing which is (to be) erected on lands allegedly belonging to situated in or near the village of County, American Samoa.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT any interested person may object to the recording of such instrument by filing, in the office of the Territorial Registrar in the courthouse in Fagatogo, American Samoa, written objections to the recording of said instrument. Objections must be filed within 30 days after the posting of this notice.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT if no such objections are filed within the said 30-day period, the instrument will be recorded and shall be valid and binding on all persons.

Dated this day of, 19…TERRITORIAL REGISTRAR

(c) All expenses incident to the posting of the notice shall be paid by the person offering the agreement for recording.

History: 1962, PL 7-23; 1968, PL 10-56; amd 1977, PL 15-39 § 1; amd 1979, PL 16-5 § 1

Amendments: 1977, 1979 Subsections (a) and (b): amended “Administration Building in Utulei” to “Court House in Fagatogo.”

Reviser’s Comment: As required by Art. I, § 3 and Art. II, § 9 of the American Samoa Constitution, this amendment was passed by two successive Legislatures.