Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     85-7-102. Evidence of title. (1) The following documents are sufficient evidence of title for the purpose of this chapter:
     (a) the certificate of the county clerk and recorder;
     (b) the certificate of the department of natural resources and conservation; or
     (c) records of ownership prepared by licensed title insurance producers.
     (2) When lands have been purchased from the state and part or all of the purchase money has been paid but the patents or deeds from the state to the lands have not been issued, the receipt or receipts held by the purchasers or the certificate of the department showing the payments on account of purchase is evidence of title to the lands under this chapter.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 146, L. 1909; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 153, L. 1917; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 116, L. 1919; re-en. Sec. 7166, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 157, L. 1923; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 112, L. 1925; re-en. Sec. 7166, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 280, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 164, Ch. 253, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1201(2); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 382, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 59, Ch. 16, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 479, Ch. 418, L. 1995.

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