Appeals & Opinions - Subject Index

County Clerk
Subject Title Opinion Summary Type
Appointment powers May appoint deputy but county board of supervisors may challenge appointment if it violates county anti-nepotism policy 2005-08 Informal Download Appointment powers May appoint deputy but county board of supervisors may challenge appointment if it violates county anti-nepotism policy
Honorable discharge certificate filed with county clerk may be sealed at veteran's request. Once sealed, record is available only to veteran, veteran's agent or representative, or a representative of the veteran's estate 2004-11 Informal Download Honorable discharge certificate filed with county clerk may be sealed at veteran's request. Once sealed, record is available only to veteran, veteran's agent or representative, or a representative of the veteran's estate
Maps - maps to be filed with subdivisions must be prepared by licensed surveyors, not engineers 1997-28 Informal Download Maps - maps to be filed with subdivisions must be prepared by licensed surveyors, not engineers
May accept for filing a certificate that indicates a person is doing business under under assumed name 1995-45 Informal Download May accept for filing a certificate that indicates a person is doing business under under assumed name
May correct an obvious clerical error and remove erroneously recorded documents from record 1995-45 Informal Download May correct an obvious clerical error and remove erroneously recorded documents from record
May not mark a mortgage as discharged when presented with certificate of satisfaction signed by other than mortgagee or last assignee of record, but may record certificate. 2005-02 Informal Download May not mark a mortgage as discharged when presented with certificate of satisfaction signed by other than mortgagee or last assignee of record, but may record certificate.
Must accept for recording any instrument properly acknowledged and executed 1997-15 Informal Download Must accept for recording any instrument properly acknowledged and executed
Obligation of county clerks to record mortgage filed by MERS as the mortgagee where MERS has no legal interest in the mortgage 2001-02 Informal Download Obligation of county clerks to record mortgage filed by MERS as the mortgagee where MERS has no legal interest in the mortgage