12. If in any registration division there be not, at the place where the registry office is to be kept, a proper place for such registry office, with a sufficient metal safe or fire-proof vault, the Lieutenant-Governor, by order-in-council, shall direct that any portion of the registrar’s fees, or any fees which he may direct to be taken for such purpose for services performed by the registrar, be paid into the hands of such officer as he may appoint, for the purpose of forming a fund for building or procuring such place and metal safe or fire-proof vault for such registry office.
Whenever the said fund is sufficient for the purpose, the Government may cause such proper building, with a metal safe or fire-proof vault, to be built or procured.
If the county municipality, or the registrar of the registration division, have built or procured such building and safe or vault before they are built or procured by direction of the Government, then the moneys forming the said fund shall be paid to such municipality or registrar, as the case may be.
R. S. 1964, c. 319, s. 13.