Assignment of mortgage
Sec. 8. (a) Any mortgage of record or any part of the mortgage may be assigned by the mortgagee or any assignee of the mortgage, either by an assignment entered on the margin of the record, signed by the person making the assignment and attested by the recorder, or by a separate instrument executed and acknowledged before any person authorized to take acknowledgments, and recorded in the
mortgage records of the county. The county recorder shall note the assignment in the margin by reference to the location where the assignment is recorded.
(b) The signature of a person on an assignment under subsection (a) may be a facsimile. The facsimile on the assignment is equivalent to and constitutes the written signature of the person for all requirements regarding mortgage assignments.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a), marginal assignments may be accepted at the discretion of the recorder. Except in a county that accepts marginal assignments of mortgage, an assignment of mortgage must be recorded on a separate written instrument from the mortgage. If a recorder accepts marginal assignments of mortgage, an instrument presented for recording in that county may not contain more than one (1) assignment. If a recorder allows an instrument to contain more than one (1) assignment, the fee for recording that instrument is provided in IC 36-2-7-10(b)(3).
(d) After entry is made of record, the mortgagor and all other persons are bound by the record, and the entry is a public record. Any assignee may enter satisfaction or release of the mortgage, or the part of the mortgage held by the assignee of record.
As added by P.L.2-2002, SEC.14.