RS 31:217     

§217.  Declaration in lieu of agreement

In lieu of filing an agreement as provided in R.S. 31:216, the parties thereto may file a declaration signed by them, or signed by any person designated in the agreement as the general operator or agent of the parties, describing the lands affected by the mineral rights that are the subject of the agreement, stating in general terms the nature or import of the agreement, and stating where the agreement may be found.  The recording officer of the parish in which the declaration is filed may copy into his records only the declaration, without the exhibit attached thereto.  The declaration when so filed shall serve as full and complete notice of the agreement to the same extent as if the original agreement had been filed and recorded.  The recording officer shall charge only the fees for filing and recording the declaration.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 545, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 1985, No. 325, §1; Acts 2005, No. 169, §7, eff. July 1, 2006 ; Acts 2005, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 13, §1, eff. Nov. 29, 2005.