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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries and Cultural Resources
Agency 15. Library of Virginia (Library Board)
Chapter 61. Standards for Permanent Instruments Recorded by Hard Copy
7/3/2020

17VAC15-61-20. Permanent Recording and Filing Medium.

A. Written instruments.

1. Documents submitted, recorded, or filed on paper shall be on paper that is:

a. Acid free,

b. Uniformly white,

c. Opaque,

d. Smooth in finish,

e. Unglazed, and

f. Free of visible watermarks and background logos.

2. Paper size shall be:

a. No smaller than 8-1/2 x 11 inches, and

b. No larger than 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

3. Required minimum paper weight is 20 pounds.

4. Negative (white on black background) copies and carbon copies are not acceptable.

B. Plats and other drawings.

1. Plats and other drawings shall be inscribed on either translucent or opaque paper, polyester, or linen.

2. The background quality for opaque paper shall be:

a. Uniformly white,

b. Smooth in finish,

c. Unglazed, and

d. Free of visible watermarks or background logos.

3. The size for plats and other drawings shall be:

a. No smaller than 8-1/2 x 11 inches, and

b. No larger than 18 x 24 inches.

4. Only the original or first generation unreduced black-line or blue-line copy of the original plat or other drawing that meets the standards provided in this section, 17VAC15-61-30 B, and 17VAC15-61-40 B and has the original wet or electronically printed stamp and the original signature of the preparer shall be accepted for recordation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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