The following words and phrases when used in this division shall have the following meanings:
(1) GENERAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT. A real property instrument that affects the title to personal property as well as real property.
(2) IMPROVED RECORDING SYSTEM. A system of recording real property instruments and personal property instruments in the probate office and, in the discretion of the judge of probate, of recording other instruments and documents, which system when completed, shall consist of the equipment necessary and suitable to record, archive, and retrieve records.
(3) PERSONAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT. Any instrument or document affecting the title to personal property only, as distinguished from real property, that may be now or hereafter required to be filed or titled for record in the probate office, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Sections 35-4-50 and 35-4-90.
(4) REAL PROPERTY INSTRUMENT. Includes any instrument or document affecting the title to real property that may now or hereafter be filed for record in the probate office pursuant to the applicable requirements of the laws of this state, including, without limitation, Section 12-13-43, and all statutes providing for the filing and recording of notices or statements of liens of any kind, notices of judgments, and plats or maps showing the subdivision of real estate.
(Act 99-424, p. 753, §2.)