Section 35-8A-201Creation of condominium.
(a) A condominium may be created pursuant to this chapter only by filing a declaration executed in the same manner as a deed with the judge of probate in every county in which any portion of the condominium is located. A duplicate of the declaration may be presented to the filing officer simultaneously for proper validation as to the date filed. Said duplicate shall be returned to the person who presented it.
(b) The judge of probate shall index the declaration of condominium in the grantee's index in the name of the condominium and in the grantor's index in the name of each person executing the declaration. A well-bound book of suitable size for each condominium to be known as "Condominium Book No." shall be maintained by the judge of probate. Such book shall contain a copy of the declaration of condominium, all drawings, amendments, certificate of completion, certificate of termination or other like instruments.
(c) A declaration or an amendment to a declaration adding units to a condominium, may not be recorded unless all structural components and mechanical systems of all buildings containing or comprising any units thereby created are substantially completed in accordance with the plans, as evidenced by a recorded certificate of completion executed by an independent registered engineer or registered architect.
(Acts 1990, No. 90-551, p. 858, §2-101.)