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§ 47‑31.  Certifiedcopies may be registered; used as evidence.

(a)        A duly certifiedcopy of any deed or writing required or allowed to be registered may beregistered in any county. The register of deeds may rely on the record keeper'scertification on a presented document that the document is a certified copy andis not required to further verify the proof or acknowledgement otherwiserequired by G.S. 47‑14 or to determine whether the document has beenchanged or altered after it was certified. The registered or duly certifiedcopy of any deed or writing that has been registered in the county where theland is situate may be given in evidence in any court of the State.

(b)        Instrumentsregistered pursuant to this section prior to July 6, 1993 that were not furthercertified pursuant to G.S. 47‑14 at the time of registration are herebyvalidated.  (1858‑9,c. 18, s. 2; Code, s. 1253; Rev., s. 988; C. S., s. 3319; 1993, c. 288, ss. 2,3; 2008‑194, s. 7(b).)