43-28-20 Record of death of person deceased twelve years or more as evidence of death and date of d...
Record of death of person deceased twelve years or more as evidence of death and
date of death--Requirements and effect of recording.
In all cases in which any person has been
deceased for twelve years or more, a copy of the record of the death of such decedent, duly certified
by any officer who is required by the laws of the state or country in which such record is made to
keep a record of the death of persons occurring within the jurisdiction of such officer, may be
recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which any real estate affected is
situated. The record of such certified copy shall be prima facie evidence of the death of such person;
and the date of such death. In order to identify the property affected by the death of such person, the
person causing said certificate to be recorded shall attach thereto an affidavit setting out the legal
description of the property involved. This section shall not be treated or construed as exclusive of
any other remedy authorized by law or rule of court but shall be cumulative to such other remedy.
Source: SL 1969, ch 277, §§ 1, 2.