§ 12-13-22. Recordation of recognizance Lien.
(a) Each recognizance with surety or sureties given in the supreme or superior court shall be recorded by the department of attorney general, and each recognizance with surety or sureties given in the family or district court shall be recorded by the clerk of the courts, within seven (7) days of acceptance of the recognizance by the court, in the office of land records in the city or town in which the real estate pledged as security is located. The fee for filing shall be paid by the defendant or by the defendant's surety or sureties. The notice of recognizance shall contain the defendant's name, the property owner's name, the address of the property, and the assessor's plat and lot number. The surety or sureties offering the property shall provide the clerk of the court with the above information before the property is accepted. The surety or sureties shall also provide the clerk of the court with an affidavit that they are the owners of the property or properties and that they will not transfer or further encumber the property or properties within thirty (30) days after the property or properties have been accepted by the court.
(b) Any recognizance notice so recorded shall be a lien on the property or properties pledged in favor of the state of Rhode Island until the attorney general or clerk of the family or district court executes a release of the lien.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 275, § 1.)