Recording Acts are statutes enacted in the several states regulating the recording of instruments, particularly those affecting title to real estate, determining what instruments must, or may be recorded, and the priority of rights resulting from their recordation.
The recording statutes of the various jurisdictions are not identical. They differ simply because different objectives were sought in their enactments. These objectives can be summarized as follows:
At the present time, there are four types of recording statutes in the United States. They are the following: