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Sub-Registrar Office, Yanam

The office of the Sub-Registrar, Yanam is functioning under the control of the District Registrar, Puducherry. The object of the Department is to give publicity to the registered documents. Registration of a document is a notice to the public by way of definite recorded information to the world at large to enable public to verify the records and enquire there from the right, title and obligations if any on any immovable property. Further the Department is acting as a "Royal record keeper", by preserving age old records and providing copies of the records held by it to provide as proof of genuineness in the Court of Law.

The Transfer of Property Act 1882 and Registration Act, 1908 prescribe compulsory registration of certain documents. Transfer of Property Act mandates that certain documents to be valid; they should give “notice to the world”. Registration Act, 1908 gives the mechanism to the concept of “notice to the world”. The documents registered in Book 1 of Registration Offices are public documents, so any public may inspect such book; get copies of the same and a list of details of registered documents chronologically in the shape of an Encumbrance Certificate (EC). Documents affecting immovable property through sale, gift, partition, release, mortgage, lease, sale agreement are some of the compulsorily registerable documents. Records containing the copies of registered documents in Registration Offices are permanent in nature (philosophically speaking they have to be preserved for eternity); therefore, record preservation is one of the prime objectives of the Registration Department. Civil courts heavily depend on the records of Registration Department in deciding the issues like title, ownership, possession of immovable properties

The department is collecting revenue to the State exchequer by way of Stamp Duty, Transfer Duty and Registration Fees.

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