The following extracts show the statutory provisions as to chattel mortgages in the different states and territories:

Alabama

Must be recorded in the office of the probate judge where the mortgagor resides and also where the property is located. Remains in force as long as the debt. No renewal necessary. If the property is moved to another county, the mortgage should be recorded there within three months. Is not valid as to third parties on a stock of merchandise remaining in the possession of the mortgagor. Is not valid as to third parties on after acquired property.

Arizona

Must be filed in the office of the recorder where the mortgagor resides and where the property is located. No renewal is necessary. Is not valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of mortgagor nor on after acquired property.

Arkansas

Must be filed or recorded in the office of the recorder where the mortgagor resides. If recorded, is good for the life of the debt, but in case of extension by partial payment, these payments must be recorded. If it is filed, it is valid for one year and must be renewed within thirty days preceding the expiration of one year. Is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor, provided he acts as agent for the mortgagee when sales are made. Is valid as to third parties on after acquired property if the mortgage provides therefor.

California

Must be recorded in the office of the recorder where the mortgagor resides and where the property is located. Remains in force during the life of the debt. No renewal is necessary. If the property is removed to another county, the mortgage should be recorded there within thirty days. Is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgager, but not valid on after acquired property.

Colorado

Under $300 it may be filed in office of recorder where the property is located. In other cases it must be recorded in the office of the recorder. Remains in force for two years on sums of $2,500 or under, for five years on sums of $2,500 to $20,000, for ten years on sums of $20,000 or over. Must be renewed by annual statement showing unpaid amounts remaining due. Mortgagee may take possession any time within thirty days after maturity and mortgage remains valid during that time. It is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor if the mortgage so states and the property is applied to the mortgage debt. It is also valid on all after acquired property except merchandise.

Connecticut

Must be recorded in the town clerk's office where property is located. Only specific articles are subject to mortgage. Need not be renewed. Is not valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of mortgagor, or on after acquired property.

Delaware

Must be recorded within ten days in the • office of the recorder where property is located. Is valid for three years, at which time it must be renewed. Is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor, but is not valid on after acquired property.

District Of Columbia

Must be recorded in the office of the recorder where property is located. Need not be renewed. Is not valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor, or on after acquired property.

Florida

Must be recorded in the office of the clerk of the circuit court where the property is located. Need not be renewed. Is not valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of mortgagor.

Georgia

Must be recorded in the office of the clerk of the superior court where the mortgagor resides, if he is a resident, and if he is not, then where the property is located. No renewal is necessary. Is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor and on after acquired property.

Idaho

Must be recorded in office of recorder where the property is located. If the property is removed to another county, mortgage must be recorded within ten days. Is not valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor unless the proceeds of sale go to the mortgagee. Is not valid on after acquired property.

Illinois

Must be recorded in the office of the recorder where the mortgagor resides. If the mortgagor does not reside in the state, must be recorded in the county where the property is located. Is valid until the debt matures or for three years if the debt has not matured, and within thirty days of the maturity of the debt or at the expiration of three years may be renewed by filing an affidavit showing the amount due. If the mortgagor resides in the state the mortgage must be acknowledged by a justice of the peace, in township where debtor resides. Is not valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of the mortgagor or on after acquired property.

Indiana

Must be recorded within ten days in the of-tice of the recorder where the mortgagor resides. Need not be renewed. Is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in possession of mortgagor.

Indian Territory

Must be filed or recorded with the clerk of the recording district where the property is located. If recorded, no renewal is necessary. If filed, it is not valid for more than one year unless within thirty days before the expiration of the year there has been filed an affidavit that the mortgage has not been paid. It is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in the possession of the mortsagor if the mortgagor acts as agent for the mortgagee.

Iowa

Must be recorded in the office of the recorder where the mortgagor resides. On exempt property the wife must join except for the purchase price of the property. No renewal is necessary. It is valid as to third parties on stock of merchandise remaining in the possession of the mortgagor and on after acquired property.