(a) No affidavit affecting the chain of title to real estate may be filed for record unless the original in English and a copy thereof in Samoan have first been posted at the courthouse in Fagatogo for a period of 60 days, and 2 copies thereof in English and Samoan posted for the same period in 2 public places in the village located nearest to the real estate concerned.
(b) The Territorial Registrar shall execute a certificate under the seal of his office that the posting required by this section has been done, which certificate shall be recorded with the affidavit. No affidavit shall be filed until such certificate has been issued.History: 1962, PL 7-31; 1968, PL 10-68: amd 1977, PL 15-39 § 2: amd 1979, PL. 16-5 § 2; readopted 1980, PL 16-88 §§ 1, 2; 1982, PL 17-32, §§ 1,2.
Amendments: 1977, 1979 Subsection (a): changed “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.