This brief natural law remedy resource is part of a series compiled and submitted by the volunteer staff and faculty of NEU’s School of Natural Law.
Creating Public Records
The importance of creating public records cannot be overstated.
In the United States the county recorder is the best place to record public notices. They are the records keeper, for both public and private records. In other jurisdictions the records office may be called something else.
(NEU’s School of Natural Law faculty and staff will eventually provide a list of appropriate records keepers in each country.)
Anything in the record is the highest form of evidence and becomes public policy after thirty days. Thus if one intends to make any claims against those who cause injury or loss, it is extremely beneficial to get those claims on the record.
You will need to check the rules for the recorder that you will be using. Some require a cover sheet. Some have specifications on document borders as well. Be sure to do your homework well before taking your documents for recording.
In some cases a recorder may try to refuse to record your document. Sometimes simply adding the word, Notice, to the top of your claim works, as they can’t lawfully refuse a Notice. Where the recorder still refuses, the sure fire way to get your document on the record is to compel the recorder to perform by way of a Writ of Mandamus.
You are invited to do more research for guidance in preparing a Writ of Mandamus; and consider embarking on your own journey to learn more about the difference between registering and recording.
(ITNJ photo courtesy of Connie Broussard)