(a) The Territorial Registrar shall have the following duties:
(1) He shall keep full and true records of all instruments authorized to be registered, recorded, or filed in his office, provided that the person offering any instrument for registration, recording or filing shall pay in advance the fee required by law.
(2) When any instrument is delivered to him for registration, filing, or recording, he shall endorse thereon the date and hour of such delivery and shall, as soon as possible, register, file, or record the same in full, including the endorsement, in the proper manner in a book kept for that purpose, with an alphabetical index.
(3) He shall keep a seal of office with which he shall stamp all instruments registered and all copies of records certified by him.
(4) He shall be the custodian of the archives of, and register volumes of, the government, including but not limited to, the registers of native land titles, land transfers, court grants, miscellaneous, matai titles, native leases, corporations, and all other related documents and registers of the government.
(5) He shall be the secretary and a member of the land commission.
(6) He shall have all of the duties formerly attached to the registrar of titles and all the duties of the clerk of the High Court and or the registrar of titles as described in 1.0401 et seq., 4.0325, 4.1101 et seq., 27.1510, 27.1511, Title 30, 37.0101 — 37.0113, 37.0120, and 37.0210.
(b) In addition to the duties described in subsection (a), the Territorial Registrar shall have such other duties as the Governor or his authorized representative may from time to time designate.History: 1962, PL7-31, 1968, PL 10-53; 1968, PL 10-48.
Research Guide: For provisions regarding articles of incorporation being filed with the registrar, see 30.0111 — 30.0115, 30.0202, 30.0301 and 30.0306.
For provisions regarding matai title, powers and duties, see 1.0401 et seq.