It shall be deemed unlaw­ful for any per­son to alter, change, replace or deface in any way, any sec­tion or any page of this Code in such a man­ner that the mean­ing of any phrase or order may be changed or omitted.

Replace­ment pages may be insert­ed accord­ing to the offi­cial instruc­tions when so autho­rized by the Coun­ty Board. The Clerk shall see that the replace­ment pages are prop­er­ly insert­ed in the offi­cial copies main­tained in the office of the Clerk.

Any per­son hav­ing in his cus­tody an offi­cial copy of this Code shall make every effort to main­tain said Code in an up-to-date and effi­cient man­ner. He shall see to the imme­di­ate inser­tion of new or replace­ment pages when such are deliv­ered to him or made avail­able to him through the office of the­Coun­ty­Clerk. The Code books, while in actu­al pos­ses­sion of offi­cials and oth­er inter­est­ed per­sons shall be and remain the prop­er­ty of the Coun­ty of Union and shall be returned to the office of the Clerk upon ter­mi­na­tion of office or sep­a­ra­tion of duties.