703.01 County commissioners authorized to require clerk to make abstracts.—The county commissioners in and for any county of this state, whenever the said board deems it advisable, may require the clerk of the circuit court in and for said county to abstract any or all instruments of writing affecting any real estate situated in the county as the same is recorded. For such services the clerk may collect a charge not to exceed 60 cents for each piece of property so abstracted, provided there are not more than two descriptions. In instruments to be recorded when there are more than two descriptions, the charge of the clerk shall not exceed 60 cents for each of the first two descriptions, and an additional charge of 20 cents for each of the others or a flat fee of $1 per instrument. In cases where instruments are to be recorded and real estate is described by reference only, a search and recording charge shall be as provided in s. 28.24.
History.—s. 1, ch. 5173, 1903; GS 2505; RGS 3848; CGL 5755; s. 1, ch. 61-386; s. 30, ch. 70-134.