The Registration Department with its Head Office of the State Registrar-cum-Head of Notary Services at Panaji, and two District offices of the District Registrars of North Goa and South Goa and twelve offices of Civil Registrars-cum-Sub-Registrars one each in each Taluka basically deal with recording and preserving evidentiary matters relating to contracts, status, testamentary dispositions, etc., of individual citizens, like marriages, legitimations, adoptions, documents relating to contractual obligations, issue of Birth & Death Certificates after the implementation of Birth & Death Act, 1969, property transactions, Firms, Wills, Succession deeds, Societies, appointment of Notaries and similar. The Departmental work deals principally with the formal aspects of the transactions and creates or registers records with the special duty to permanently preserve the same for making authentic certified copies there from in future. Part of the work connected with the Personal law of the Goans, is peculiar to Goa, the Registers in several cases requiring authentication by judicial Authorities and some work like Succession Deeds, Wills, etc., which is the exclusive domain of Courts and High Courts outside Goa, being also dealt with by these officers.

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