Preparation Statement

AKA Scrivners Statement, KRS 382.335

Provides that virtually all documents filed in land records contain the author’s name, address and signature.

Example:

Prepared by: ______________________

John B. Jones
200 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507
The statue provides that the author’s signature can be a facsimile on the statement.
This means that a stamp of a computerized signature is acceptable on the preparation statement.

Documents that have a “Drafted by” statement or ” Reviewed by” statement do not meed the requirements of a “Preparation Statement”

The stature requires that the preparation statement must be on the document prior to any attachments or exhibits.

Some documents do not require preparation statements. Examples of some are: Power of Attorney, corporate record documents (such as articles of incorporation, assumed names and partnership agreements), government liens, affidavits and wills.

This act does not apply to documents executed prior to July 1, 1962.

Debbie Jones
Boyd County Clerk

Boyd County Courthouse
2800 Louisa St.
Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

Phone: (606) 739-5116
Fax:
Email: [email protected]

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