Land Valuation Act

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LAND SURVEYORS

THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT

NoncEs
(under section 3 0 ) (h) )

REGULATIONS
(under section 5 )

The Land Surveyors (Apprentices) Regulations 1957

REGULATIONS
(under section 43 )

The Land Surveyors Regulations, 1971

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LAND SURVEYORS

THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 5)

(Made by the Governor in Council on the 16th day of September, 1957) L.N. 2 1 ~ 1 ~ 7

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Land Surveyors (Appren-
tices) Regulations, 1957.

2. In these Regulations "apprentice" has the meaning assigned to it
by section 2 of the Act.

3. The number of apprentices which the Director of Surveys may
have indentured to him shall be forty.

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LAND SURVEYORS

THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 43)

(Made by the Land Surveyors Board, with the approval of the
Minister on the 19th day of May, 1971) L.N. 153171 Amd:

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1. These Regulations may be cited as the Land Surveyors Regula-
tionr, 1971.

PART I

Preliminary

2. In these Regulations-

"approved tape" means any metal tape or band approved by the
Director of Surveys;

"deposited plan" means any plan of any building estate, or other
area laid out or intended to be laid out in lots, deposited with
the Registrar of Titles;

"examiwtim in local law" means the examination referred to in
paragraph (i) d the proviso to section 3 (1) of the Aot;

"field notes'means bearings and distances of traverse lines, offsets
and boundary lines obtained from measurements made in the
field;

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Fifth
Schedule.

First
Schedule.

"key plan" means any plan of any land which is being divided
into lots but for which there is not a deposited plan;

"permanent m a r k means any survey mark specified in the Fifth
Schedule and erected in accordance with provisions of that
Schedule;

"referenced corner mark" means three permanent marks one of
which is erected at a curner of the area and the other two as
far along the line as they can be visible from the permanent
mark first referred to but in any case not more than three
hundred feet apart;

"rural area" means any area other than an urban area;

"survey" means the taking of measurements and the setting of
survey marks for the purpose of defining any boundary of
land, but does not include-

(a) the bushing of lines between established survey
marks; or

(b) a preliminary lay-out preparatory to a survey;

"urban area" means any area within the limits of the Corporate
Area of Kingston and Saint Andrew as defined in the Kingston
and Saint Andrew Corporation Act or any area within the
limits of the towns listed in the First Schedule and delineated
on the planometric map sheets of the Survey Department.

Qualification of Surveyors

3.-41) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2). no person
shall enter into articles of indenture as a student surveyor unless that
person has passed-

(a) the General Certificate of Education Examination at ordinary
level in-

English Language, Elementary Mathematics. Additional
Mathematics

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and one of the following-
Physics. Geography, Applied Mathematics, Physics with
Chemistry, Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing and
Elementary Surveying; or

(b) the School Certificate Examination with credit in the following
subjects-

English Language, Elementary Mathemati-

and a pass in-

Additional Mathematics

and at least one of the following subjects-

Physics, Geography, Elementary Surveying; or

(c) the Higher Sohool Certificate Examination with
Pure Mathematics, and
Physics or Geography.

(2) Where the Chief Education Officer certifies that any examina-
tion is at least equivalent in standard to any of the examinations specified
in paragraph (I), with the subjeots specified as daresaid and the
like credits, any person passing such examination in such manna may
be admitted to articles of indenture as a student surveyor.

(3) Articles of indenture for student surveyors shall be in one
or other of the forms specified in the Second Schedule. Second schedule.

4.-41) The Board shall appoint-

(a) a secretary;

(b) such persons as they think fit to hold the final examination
and any other examination prescribed by the Board:

Provided that no member of the Board shall be an examiner.

(2) The secretary and every examiner appointed under this regu-
lation shall be paid such fee as may be approved by the Minister on
the recommendation of the Board.

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5.-(1) The final examination shall consist of four parts and shall
~ i ~ i r d comprise the subjects specified in the Third Schedule.

(2) The examination in local law shall comprise the subjects
specified in Part I11 of the Third Schedule.

6. The Board shall cause not less than two months' notice to be
given, by advertisement in a daily newspaper and by publication in the
Gazette, of the date, time, and place on and at which any final exami-
nation or the examination in local law or any other examination
prescribed by the Board is to be held, as well as the final date for
bhe receipt of entries for such examination.

7.-41) Every person (hereinafter reterred to as a "candidate") desir-
ous of taking the final examination or the examination in local law
or any other examination prescribed by the Board shall give not less
than four weeks' notice in writing of his desire so to do.

(2) Every candidate shall forward with his entry for the final
examination, the examination in local law or any other examination
prescrilbed by the Board-

(a) an examination fee d two hundred and fifty dollars ($250);

(b) an affidavit from the surveyor to whom he is indentured,
attaahed or an assistant, that he has satisfactorily served his
term as a student surveyor; and

(c) an affidavit thzt he is of good character.

8 . 1 1 ) Any candidate who fails in any part of the find examination
or any part of any other exalmination piescribed by the Board shall be
required to take that part again.

(2) A fee of one hundred dollars ($100) shall be paid in respect
of each part d an examination required to be taken pursuant to para-
sraph (1).

(3) The viva voce portion of the practical examination shall be
held before the field work, and a candidate who fails the viva voce
shall not be required to take the field work.

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(4) Any candidate who fails in more than one part of the final
examination shall take the entire examination again:

Provided that, where a candidate satisfies the examiners in P~ 1V
of the examination, he shall not be required to take that part again.

(5) Any candidate who fails the final eltamination or any paR thereof
may enter again for such examination or part thereof m i t h m three years of the

-0 date of his first entr?.. but not thereafter except with the permission of the Board.
9. Where a candidate satisfies the examiners in all pans of the

examination or in such parts thereof as he may be required to take under
these Regulations, the Board shall issue to him a cemficate in the form
specified in the Foluth Schedule. ~ounb

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PART 111

Administrative Provisions

10.-41) Every surveyor shall submit any tape intended to be used by
him in the practice of surveying to the Director of Surveys for inspection
before his first use of such tape, and thereafter once in every twelve month&
or at such shorrer intervals as the Director may require.

(2) On fim w o n the Director of Surveys shall give to each
tape an idenhfylng number.

(3) Where any tape is submitted pursuant to p p p h (I), the
Director of Sweys shall cause such tape to he checked by some person
authorized by hi an&-

(a) where such tape is found to be accurate, appme of and return such
tape to the surveyor with a oertificate of accuracy; or

(b) where such tape is found to be inaccurate, condemn such tape.

(4) A tape shall be considered inaocurate, where there is an error of
more than 0.02 feet in any 100-foot section.

11.--(I) The following fees shall be paid to the S w e y Deparlment for
the checking of cadastral p l a n s

(a) for checking cadastral boundary plans-

(i) where the land does not e x 4 2 hectares ... $500.00;
(ii) where the land exceeds 2 hectares ... $500.00 for

the rust two
hectares phu
5200.00 for
each additional
hectare or part
t h ~ e 0 $

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(h) for checking.subdivision plans-;:

(i) where the land surveyed contains no
more than 30 lots . . . ... $400.00 per lot;

(ii) where the land surveyed contains
more than 30 lots ... ... $400.00 per lot for

the first thirty lots
s u r v e y e d p l u s
$300.00 per lot for
each lot surveyed
in the excc s s o r
thirty lots

(iii) for simultaneous checking of plans
with lhe application for titles to the lots
on the plan ... ... $15,00000 per lot.

(2) For che avoidance of any doubt. it is hereby dcclared that no
discount on fees payable undcr paragraph (1) shall be allowed in respect of
subdivision surveys.

(3) Where. because of the act or omission of a survcyor, a plan is
return& to himfor h m to satisfy a particular requirement relating to the plan
any re-submission in connection with the same requirement shall be
accompanied by a fee .quivalent to ten per c m t m of the fee Uvat would have
been payable under paragraph (1) in respect of such plan or three hundred
doll& whichever is thc greater.

( I ) A plan rctumed for amendment shall be accompanied by traverse
sheets and a list' of all the requirements to be complicd with regarding such
plan.

(5) Where a cenified plan has been amended and submitted for
checking. a fee equivalent to filly per centriw of the fec that would have been
payable under paragraph (1) in respect of such plan shall be payable but such
fee shall no1 exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).

PART IV
Trchnicnl ~ r ~ r r l ~ t i o n s

12. Linear measurements may be nladc with an approved tape in feet to
at least the nearest decimal (tenth) of a foot: or by any othcr method approved
by the Director of Surveys.

13. All theodolite readings shall be taken to at least the nearest minute of .
arc.

14. All compass bearings shall be read to at least the nearest fifteen
minutes of arc.

15. Where boundaries are to be marked' in the course of effecting a
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(a) the surveyor shall be ultimately responsible for the seating of
all survey marks;

(b) every boundary shdl be m'arked in the most permanent manner
practicable in the circumstances;

(c) permanent marks shall be of a type specified in the Fifth ~ i r t h
Schedule; Schedule.

(4 a permanent mark shall be placed at each change of bearing;
(e) where the distance between any two corners exceeds 600 feet,

intermediate marks shall be erected at approximately every
600 feet, and such intermediate marks shall, where possible,
be visible from the corner marks and from each other;

(f) where practicable, all boundary marks shall be placed on the
boundary;

(g) where it is impracticable to place permanent marks on the
boundary, the surveyor shall define such boundary by reference
to any permanent marks included in the survey and placed
as near as possible to the boundary;

(h) where a road adjoins any land to be surveyed in a rural area.
permanent marks shall be placed at intervals of not more than
600 feet along the common boundary;

(0 where angles are measured by means of a theodolite-
(i) every station point shall be marked by a centre punch

mark, cross, or tack; and

(ii) no pmmanent mark shall be placed by rectangular offset
only, but the angle to the permanent mark shall be
measured as accurately as the angle at any imltrumant
station, and the exact points to which measurements
are taken shall be shown;

0 in compass surveys, all measurements shall be to the centre of
any survey mark;

(k) all survey marks shall be placed as near vertical as is practi-
cable and shall be fixed securely;

(I) where a comer is defined by a permanent building, no mark
need be used;

(m) all property boundaries shall be marked with a permanent
mark at each principal corner, and the following provisions
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(i) where the survey is of leas than ten acres of land, at
least m e of the principal corners shall be marked with
a referenced corner mark;

(ii) where the survey is of at least ten acres of land but not
more than twenty acrea d land, two opposite principal
owners shall each be marked with a referenced corner
mark;

(iii) where the survey i6 of land exceeding twenty acres,
&ere shall be a referenced comer mark at each primi-
pal corner and a permanent mark at approximately
every interval d six hundred feet along the boundary;

(n) not more than 50% ob the permanent marks used on a com-
pas survey and not more than 25% d the permanent marks
used on a theodolite survey shall be hardwood posts;

(0) no principl corner shall be marked with a hardwood p t ;
(p) hardwpd po~ts hall not be used for referenced corner marks;

(q) except where a single lot is being cut out of a large parcel of
hnd, every subdivision shall be tied to the Island Fmmewosk
S m y or to a platform comprising three permanent marks
that are suited to local oonditions other &an the marks speci-
fied in paragraphs (5) and (6) d the Fifth Wedule.

16.-(1) Subject to any exemption granted by the Director of Surveys,
every plan shall be self-checking and shall conform to the following
standard of accuracy-

(a) theodolite surveys-
(i) linear closure ... ... ... 1 in 2,000

... maximum total error ... 10 feet
angular error for urban surveys ... 30 seconds 1 /N
angular error for rural surveys ... 1 minute 1 /R
@ represents the number of sides);

(ii) in addition, no distance between any two consecutive
points in the traverse or boundary line shall have an
error exceeding 1 in 2,000 :

Provided that, in the case of linee of 200 feet or less,
an error of 0.1 feet may be allowed;

(iii) the error in any single angle shall not exceed 2 minutes;
(iv) maximum total angular error for any one circuit-

... urban ... 5 minutes

... rural ... 10 minutes
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(v) in any urban lot an error of 0.2 feet may be allowed in
any one line where direct taping is impossible:

Provided that the total closure does not exceed 0.25
feet or 1 in 2,000 (whichever is the greater);

(b) compass surveys-
(i) linear closure . . . . . . .. . 1 in 500

maximum total error . . . .. . 10 feet;
(ii) where the standard of accuracy specified in subpara-

graph (i) cannot be achieved, tie lines shall be run so
that the error shown by each circuit does not exceed
that specified as aforesaid:

(iii) the error in any one line shall not exceed 1 in 500 or
0.5 of a foot. whichever is less:

Provided that, in the case of a line 100 feet or less,
an error of 0.2 feet may be allowed;

(iv) the error in any one angle deduced from any two
bea~ings at a station shall not exceed 30 minutes;

(v) where a permanent mark is fixed by compass bearing.
the distance of the mark from the compass shall not
exceed 300 feet;

(c) the following errors may be allowed in respect of urban and
rural areas-

(i) urban-for lots of + acre or more-
for lots not exceeding + acre. l in 1,000
where the closing error
is greater than 1 in
2,000 - to the same ratio as the

closing error;
(ii) rural-by theodolite - 1 in 1.000

by compass - 1 in 250.
(2) The Director of Surveys shall-

(a) lay down a standard line, at a convenient location, for the
purpose of comparing compass readings;

(b) take monthly readings on such line with a particular compass
kept by him for that purpose;

(c) keep a record of such readings,
and after the laying down as required by sub-parapaph (a) of n
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(i) annual readings of its bearing shall be taken with
every compass which is used for carrying out surveys.
and the interval betwecn any two such readings with
that compass shall not exceed twelve months;

(ii) whenever a compass is used for carrying out a survey
and a plan is prepared therefrom the last reading there-
tofore taken with the compass as required by sub-
paragraph (i), together with the date of that reading.
shall be noted on the plan.

17. All surveys in urban areas shall be done by means of a theodolite.

18. The bea~ings and the distances of the actual boundaries, and the
bearings and distances of any traverses, together with offsets, shall be
given on any survey plan :

Provided that in a rural area in the survey of land abutting on any
public road, it shall be sufficient to give field notes of a centre-line
traverse with offsets to the boundary.

19.-41) Where any main or parochial road adjoins any land to be
surveyed, the common bomdary shall be shown on the plan, together
with-

(a) such notes; and
(b) such traverse lines and offsets.

as may be necessary to enable such boundary to be established on the
ground.

(2) Either the centre line of the constructed portion of the road
or the boundary on the opposite side of such road shall be shown by
offsets.

(3) Where the boundary of the road is fenced on both sides.
the centre line of the constructed portion need not be shown.

20. Subject to the provisions of regulation 19, where a plan submitted
for checking is accompanied by a scaled drawing showing boundaries.
iraverses and offsets, it shall not be necessary to show such traverses
and offsets on such plan

21.-41) No offset longer than 33 feet shall be measured only by
means of a tape.

(2) Such offset shall be measured by means of-
(a) theodolite and tape; or

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(b) compass and tape,
in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations.

22. Where any survey is undertaken for the purpose of preparing a
plan for use in connection with the transfer of a portion of land the title
to which is registered by plan, the plan of the portion to be transferred
shall be w ~ e c t e d to a known corner or mark on the plan of the
land as registered.

23. Where a surveyor opens old boundary lines of land in respect of
which-

(a) there is an existing plan; and
(b) such plan is available for his scrutiny; or
(c) there are marks on the ground,

such surveyor shall not depart from the original lines shown in the ex-
isting plan or on the ground unless he shows upon the plan prepared by
h i the position of the original lines and states thereon the reason for
departing from such origiual lines.

24. No surveyor shall move any boundary mark unless he-
(a) obtains the consent of all interested parties: and

(b) accurately records upon the plan prepared by him the position
of the original boundary mark.

25. Where survey marks and lines on the ground differ from s w e y
marks and lines appearing upon any existing plan which is available for
his scrutiny, a surveyor shall show upon the plan prepared by him
both sets of marks and lines, and shall state specifically which marks
and lines have been adhered to, and his reasons for sc doing.

26. Initial bearings may be obtained by means of-

(a) east and west observation of sun or star;
(b) observation of Polaris;
(c) the Island Triangulation;
(d) gyro-compass;
(e) magnetic needle; or
(f) an adjoining survey the initial bearing of which was obtained

by any of the methods specified in paragraphs (a), (b). (c), (d)
or (e).

27.-(1) Field notes of urban lots shall be given in feet and decimals
of a foot, and may be written around the figure. Areas shall be given
in square teet.

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(2) Field notes of all lands other than urban lots may be
tabulated when they cannot be clearly written around the figure, and
areas shall be given in acres, roods and perches.

(3) All bearings shall be given in degrees and minutes and
between the cardinal directions.

(4) Boundary notes shall be written in black water proof ink;
and traverse notes wherever they become necessary shall be written
in red waterproof ink.

28.-(1) A plan of land in an urban area shall have shown thereon
the width across the street to any existing kerb on either side, and the
distance to any permanent mark which may help to locate the boundary;
and such plan shall also show the distance to a well defined point on
the nearest cross street.

(2) A plan oi a comer lot shall show ties to the opposite corners
or intersection points of kerbs.

29. Where a stream or gully forms part of the boundary. field notes
shall define the true boundary.

30.-(1) Field notes shall be given for every strip of land, such as a
main or parochial or other public or reserved road, or railway, or
canal passing through any land surveyed and such field notes shall be
tied at both ends to defined points on the boundary.

(2) Where a strip of land as aforesaid does not exceed 75 feet in
width, a traverse with offsets to the boundary may be accepted.

(3) Where such strip of land is traversed on both sides, the
field notes of such traverses shah show cross ties at intervals of approxi-
mately 1.200 feet.

31.-41) No plan shall be accepted by the Dkectar d Surveys udess
he is satisfied-

(a) that the survey complies with the standard of amcacy @-
fied in regulation 16;

(6) that the plan is prepared in a which c d h m s with the
best professional standark read

(c) that both survey and p h comply witB dl dher nqairemenb
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Provided that the Director of Surveys, may, from time to time and in
respect of particular circumstances, grant exemption from any or all
such requirements.

(2) Every plan shall bear the signature of the surveyor who
made the survey, and shall have inscribed thereon the following parti-
culars-

(a) the name of the land represented in the plan and the parish
in which such land is situated;

(b) where there is a certificate of title in respect of such land.
the volume and folio of the Register Book in which such
certificate of title is entered;

(c) the dates between which the survey was made;
(4 the make and number of any instrument and tape used in

making such survey;
je) subject to the provisions of regulation 18, the bearings and

horizontal distances of the boundary lines of the land;

(f) thz names of the persons served with notice of the survey and
the names of those who appeared;

(g) the name of any person granting a waiver of notice and the
date of such waiver;

(h) a statement whether there were any objections to the survey,
and, if so, how the matter was determined;

( i ) every boundary mark and the nature of the boundary; that
is to say whether a wall, wire fence, growing stake, slip of
dragon's blood, blazed tree, or other mark.

(3) Where a plan is compiled from the plans of former surveys.
such plan shall be signed by the surveyor who compiles it, and qhall
show the specific parts of the survey made by the various sureyolrs,
giving the names of such surveyors and the dates of such surveys:

Provided that where there are registered or certified plans in respect
of such tormer surveys, it shall be sufficient to show the volume and
folio of the Register Book in which such plan is registered, or the
Survey Department examination number, as the case may be.

32. Every plan which is being submitted to be checked shall be ac-
companied by-

(a) travarse sheets in the form specified in the Sixth Schedule, sixth
with field notes in ink, and other calculations, including Mcdu'e'
electronic wmputer calculations, relating to the survey; and

(b) copies of any waivers of notice;

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33. Where the Board considers it to be ~lecessary or desirable, the
chairman may require any sweyor to submit to him the original of
any field book, notice of survey, written waiver or notice, notice of
objection to the survey or notice of withdrawal of objection to the
survey, and such surveyor shall forthwith comply with such require-
ment.

34.-(1) Any alteration of any entry in a field book shall be made by
the surveyor by striking through the incorrect figures and adding the
correct figures.

(2) Any alteration as aforesaid shall be initialled by the surveyor.
(3) No erasure shall be made in any field book.

35.-(1) Evexy plan shall be drawn in water proof ink, and shall be
prepared on good paper of other stable material approved by the
Director of Surveys, and shall conform to one or other of the sizes

Seventh specified in the Seventh Schedllle.
Schedule.

(2) Every plan shall have drawn thereon a suitable scale, not
less than four inches or more than eight inches in length, indicating the
scale to which the plan is plotted, and shall give the representative
fraction.

(3) Every plan shall be drawn to an appropriate scale selected
from the following-

(a) 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 feet to an inch; or
(b ) 1/250, 1 / 1,250, 1/2,500, 1/5,000, 1 / 10,000,

ar to such other scale as the Director of Surveys may approve in a
particular case.

(4) Where a plan is made for the purpose of a transfer of land
being part of land already registered by plan-

(a) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (3), where the
scale of the registered plan is suitable for the new plan, such
new plan shall be made to the same scale as the registered
plm;

(b ) where the scale or the registered plan is not suitable for the
new plan, srlch new plan shall be made to a scale selected
from the scales specified in paragraph ( 3 ) and representing
some simple even multiple of the scale of the registered plan,
or to the nearest scale applicable in the case of old plans
represented in chains.

(5) Conventional s i g s shall be used 2s specified in the Eighth
Schedule.

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(6) Every plan shall show the meridian to which the survey is
referred.

(7) The names of all adjoining lands as well as the names and
addresses of the owners thereof (where these are obtainable) shall be
written against their proper boundaries on the plan, together with the
volume and folio of any registered title.

(8) Where the names and addresses of the owners of adjoining
lands are not obtainable, the surveyor shall so note on the plan, and
shall state the names ana addresses of the occupiers, if any, of such
lands.

(9) All boundary lines shall be drawn in black ink, and the
plan shall be coloured by a faint red wash or shall have a narrow red
border.

(10) No colour on any plan shall be so dark as to obscure any
traverse lines or marks or to oreate any doubt as to the exact position
of the boundary, whether such boundary be the centre of a stream or
river, or a party-wall, or whatever the case may he.

(11) Where traverse lines (not on a boundary) are shown on a
plan, such lines shall be in red ink, and shall not conflict with the true
boundary.

(12) All encroachments shall be shown in green.

(13) A plan of an urban lot shall show clearly the nature of the
boundary (that is to say, whether it is a party-wall or otherwise) and
shall leave no doubt as to the position of the true boundary.

(14) Any permanent building on the land surveyed, situated
within ten feet of the boundary, and of such a nature as to be of assi-
stance in identifying the boundary, shall be shown on the plan.

(15) All points on the boundary set by bearings and distances
at which the direction of the boundary changes, and all traverse
stations, where such stations are shown, shall be circled and distinctly
shown on the plan in the appropriate colour.

(16) Every plan shall--
(a) state the nearest places of importance to and from which any

road leads;
(b) give such other information as suffices to identify any par-

ticular road; and

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(c) where possible, give letteas or numbers of main or parochial
mad.

(17) Every plan shall be presented in a good state of preserva-
tion with all lines and writing legible.

36.-(1) Every plan for deposit shall be drawn on good quality
durable drawing paper, or on other stable material.

(2) Every plan for deposit shall have-
(a) field notes in respect of outer boundaries;
(b) field notes in respect of the boundaries of each separate

block;
(c) the area of each lot;
(4 the bearing and distance of each subivision line; and
(e) such other information as may be necessary to enable a sepa-

rate plan complete with field notes to be prepared in respect
of each lot from the deposited plan.

(3) The lots comprised in any plan for deposit shall be identi-
fied by means of a series of numbers or letters, or by both such numbers
and letters, and, so far as is practicable, such numbers or letters shall be
consecutive.

(4) Where the lots comprised in any plan for deposit are not
laid out on the ground, the surveyor shall so state on the plan, and shall
border in red on the plan only the block boundaries.

(5) No plan shall be made for the transfer of any lot comprised
in any deposited plan unless the lot intended to be transfenred has been
laid out on the ground.

(6) Every transfer of any lot comprised in any deposited plan
which has not previously been laid out on the ground shall be accom-
panied either-

(a) by a diagram of an actual survey of the lot which shows su5-
cient detail to enable the lot to be marked on the deposited
plan; or

(b) by a certificate from a surveyor to the effect that he has laid
out the lot on the ground to the exact dimensions and in the
position shown on the deposited plan.

(7) Every deposited plan. the lots comprised in which have been
laid out on the ground, shall show all corner or other marks and such
notes as may be necessary to enable a plan of any particular lot to be
made therefrom.

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(8) Whme any plan of any particular lot is made from any
deposited plan in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (7), such
plan may be attached to the document of transfer of such lot if the
Registrar of Titles is satisfied that at the time of the application for
transfer the lot was marked on the ground.

37.-41) Where land is being subdivided into lots, the Director of
Surveys may require from the subdivider a key plan of such land.

(2) A key plan shall not be used for purposes of a transfer of any
land or for an application to bring any land under the opeuation of the
Registration of Titles Acti

38. Traverse sheets shall be in the form specified in the Sixth Sche- s ~ ,
dule, and other calculations shall be made on sheets of the same size. Schedule.

39.-(1) Subsequent to the certifying of any plan by the Director of
Surveys, any amendment to any field notes in connection with such plan
shall be made only by drawing a line through the incomect note in such
manner that the note remains decipherable, and by writing the correct
note above or near to the note so struck out.

(2) Any amendment made pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be
initialled and dated by the surveyor.

PART V
Miscellaneous

40.-(1) Where a notice of survey is required to be served, such
notice shall be in the form specified in the Ninth Schedule, and such Nitlrh
service shall be effected- Schedule.

(a) by personal service by the surveyor or his agent; or

(b) by prepaid registered post; or
(c) where the owner or occupier of the adjoining land cannot be

found, by causing the notice to be-

(i) affixed to some conspicuous object on such land; or
(ii) exhibited at the nearest post office.

(2) Where a notice of survey is served by prepaid registered
post, such notice shall be deemed to be properly addressed if it is
addressed to the last known p1a.m of abode of the person to be served.

41. A waiver of notice of survey shall be in the form specified in the
Tenth Schedule. Schedule.

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Eleventh
Schedule.

Twelfth
Schedule.

Thirteenth
Schedule.

Fourteenth
Schedule.

42. Notice of objection to survey and of withdrawal of objection to
survey shall be in the form specified in the Eleventh Schedule.

43. A surveyor's warrant shall be in the form specified in the
Twelfth Schedule and shall have affixed thereto a photograph of the
surveyor.

44. The Board shall issue to a surveyor a certificate of identity in the
form specified in the Thirteenth Schedule.

45. The fees specified in the Fourteenth Schedule shall be the mini-
mum fees which a surveyor is entitled to recover.

46. Any case for which provision is not made in these Regulations
shall be referred to the Board for decision.

FIRST SCmDULE (Regulation ?)

The areas included in the Island Mapping Series scales 1 : 1250 and 1 : 2500
of the following cities and towns-

Kingston
Montego Bay
Spanish Town
Black River
Falmouth
Lucea
Mandeville
Morant Bay
Port Antonio
Port Maria
Savanna-la-Mar
St. Ann's Bay
May Pen
Brown's Town
Ocho Rios
Porus
Santa Cruz
Buff Bay
Highgate
Annotto Bay
Linstead
Christiana
Spaldings
Chapelton
Negril Development Area

and all other areas where industrial, commercial or residential development
comprises more than 50 lots.

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SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulation 3(3) )

Micles of Indentureship to a Commissioned Land Surveyor.

............. ........................................... THIS INDENTURE made the.. day of..
................................................................................... 19.. .... between .of

...................................................... in the parish of.. ...............................
................................. (hereinafter called "the student") of the FIRST PART and

of in the .................................................... ................................................
parish of ..............................................................
(hereinafter referred to as the parent (or guardian)) of the SECOND PART

.......... ................................ ................................................... and of ..
Commissioned Land Surveyor (hereinafter called "the Surveyor") of the THIRD
PART

WITNESSETH as follows-
1. The student being duly qualified so to do (as is testified by the certificate

of the Director of Surveys endorsed in the folding of these presents) of his own
free will binds himself student
or pupil to the Surveyor to be taught and instructed in the profession of a
surveyor for the term of four years from the date hereof.

2. The student convenants with the Surveyor under penalty of the cancellation
of these articles as follows-

(a) that he will during the said term well and truly serve the Surveyor as
student in the profession of a surveyor carried on by him

at ...................................... the
......................................................... parish of or at any other place

or places where the Surveyor may at any time during the said term
carry on the same;

(b) that he will diligently attend to the business and concerns of the
Surveyor and obey and execute the lawful and reasonable commands of
the Surveyor and not depart or absent himself from the service or em-
ploy of the Surveyor at any time during the said term without his con-
sent, but will at all times during the said term serve the Surveyor truly,
honestly and diligently;

(c) that he will not cancel, obliterate, spoil, destroy, waste, embezzle, spend
or make away with any of the notes, papers, writings, money, stamps,
instruments or property of the Surveyor;

(d) that he will in all respects acquit and demean himself as an hnnest and
faithful student ought to do.

3. The parent.(or guardian) convenants with the Surveyor that the student will
faithfully perform each and every the covenants set out in clause 2 hereof and
that if the student shall fail or neglect to perform each and every the covenants
set out in clause 2 the parent (or guardian) will indemnify the Surveyor against all
loss, damage or legal liability which he may incur consequent upon the said
neglect or failure of the student.

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4. In consideration of the premimum of $500 paid to the Surveyor by the
student (the receipt whereof the Surveyor hereby acknowledges) the Surveyor
covenants with the student-

(a) that he will accept and take the student for the said term of four
years as his student;

(b) that he will according to the best of his power, skill and knowledge in-
struct the student or cause him to be instructed in the profession of a
surveyor and in all things incidental thereto in such manner as he now
practises or at any time hereafter during the said term shall practise
the same;

(c) that at the expiration of the said term he will use his best endeavour
to cause and procure the student to be examined and commissioned
as a Land Surveyor provided the student shall have duly and
diligently served his said intended indentureship and shall have passed
all such examinations as students to Surveyors are required to pass
before receiving a commission.

W wmss C ERE OF the parties hereto have hereunto set their Lands and
seals the day and year first herein-before written.

SIQNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by

.............................................................. the abovenamed
.............................................................. h the presence

of. .................................................................................

SIQNED S w AND DELIVERED by

................................................................ the abovenamed
........................................................ i n the presence
of.. ................................................................................ ,

SI~NED SEALED AND DELIVBRBD by

................................................................ *he abovenamed
.............................................................. . i n the presence I
of .................................................................................. J

WI'INESSES PROBATE TO BE A ~ A C H B D

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FORM B THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT

Articles of Indentureship to the Direcbr of Survcys.

THIS INDENTURE made the .............................. day of ..............................
................................................................................... 19 ......... betwcen..

in the parish of ....................... . ........................................................
(hereinafter called "the Student") of the FIRST PART and

.............................. .............................................. i n the parish of..
(hereinafter referred to as the parent (or guardian) ) of the SECOND PART

and. ...........................................................................................................
Director of Surveys (hereinafter called "the Surveyor") of the THIRD PART

WITNESSETH as follows-

1. The Student being duly qualified so to do (as is testified by the certificate
of the Director of Surveys endorsed in the folding of these presents) of his own
free will binds himself student or pupil to the Surveyor to be taught and in-
structed in the profession of a surveyor for the term of four years from the date
hereof.

2. The Student covenants with the Surveyor under penalty of the cancellation
of these articles as follows-

(a) that he will during the said term well and truly serve the Surveyor as
a student in the profession of a surveyor carried on by him

in the parish of ...................................................... or at any other
place or places where the Surveyor may at any time during the said
term carry on the same;

(b) that he will diligently attend to the business and concerns of the
Surveyor and not depart or absent himself from the s-rvice or employ
of the Surveyor at any time during the said term without his consent
but will at all times during the said term serve the Surveyor truly,
honestly and diligently;

(c) that he will not cancel, obliterate, spoil, destroy, waste, embezzle,
spend or make away with any of the notes, papers, writings. money,
stamps, instruments or property of the Surveyor;

(d) that he will in all respects acquit and demean himself as an honest and
faithful student ought to do;

(e) and the Student hereby firmly binds himself to serve the Surveyor
faithfully for-a period of two years after having completed his period
af articleship and in default of such service to pay to the Surveynr the
sum of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00).

3. The parent (or guardian) covenants with the Surveyor that the Student
will faithfully paform each and every the covenants set out in clause 2 hereof
and that if the Student shall fail or neglect to perform each and every the
covenants set out in clause 2 the parent (or guardian) will indemnify the
9urveyor against all loss, damage or legal liability which he may incur consequent
upon the said neglect or failure of the Student.

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4. The Surveyor covenants with the Student-
(a) that he will accept and take the Student for the said term of four years

as his student;
(b) that he will according to the best of his power, skill and knowledge

instruct the Student or cause him to be instructed in the profession of
a surveyor and in all things incidental thereto in such manner as he
now practises or at any time hereafter during the said term shall
practise the same;

(c) that at the expiration of the said term he will use his best endeavours
to cause and procure the Student to be examined and commissioned
as a Land Surveyor provided the Student shall have duly and diligent1
served his said intended indentureship and shall have passed all s u d
examinations as .students to surveyors are required to pass before
receiving a commission.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and
seals the day and year first herein-before written.

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by

............................................................... the abovenamed
......................................................... in the presence of

............................................................... the abovenamed
............................................................ in the presence of

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by

the abovenamed ...............................................................

............................................................ in the presence of
WITNESSES PROBATE TO BE ATTACHED

THIRD SCHEDULE (Regulation 5)

SnLasus LAND SURVEYORS' EXAMINATION CADASTRAL AND
ENGINEERING SURVEYING

PART 1
PAPER A

The principles and practice of chain surveying for plans of small open areas,
private estates and buildings, chains, tapes, rods, optical squares, clinometers
(including the Abney Level but excluding the Indian Clinometer): choice of
stations and chain lines; circumvention of obstacles; chaining on slopes; making
and interpreting entries in field books, plottina from field books; sources of
error; permissible errors.

2. The principles and practice of simple spirit levelling; knowledge of the
simpler types of levels (dumpy and tilting) and staffs; sections of levels; spot
levels; stadia readings; making and interpreting entries in field books, reduction
of field observation; plotting of sections and s t levels; interpolation of large
scale contours; simple sources of error; permissibrenors.

3. Determination of areas in British and metric units by graphical methods,
excluding tho use of the planimeter.

4. The interpretation of topography on large and *mall scale maps; con-
ventional signs; methods of depicting relief; routing problems; problems in
htervisibility, slopes and gradients ,mad locations.

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5. The compass: use of the prismatic compass; the correction to magnetic
north for annual variation; the relation of magnetic north to grid north and
true north; si~nple problems involving intersection and resection.

6. Map scales; representative fractions; construction of scales including diago-
nal scales.

7. Candidates will be expected to have sufficient knowledge of grid reference
systems to use a gridded map.

8. Instruments: The construction, use and adjustment of the sextant. Optical
and mechanical principles; adjustment and employment of modern vernier and
micrometer theodolites and levels; general principles, adjustment and employ-
ment of glass-arc theodolites; relative precision of these instruments.

9. The principles and practice of traversing; including surface taping; steel
tapes in catenary for minor traverses; precautions against gross errors; sources
of errors, of observation; accuracies attainable; computation including simp!e
methods of adjustment.

10. Calculation of areas and volumes; including trapezoidal rule Shpson's
rule, the planimeter, and the computing scale; calculation of areas from co-
ordinates; the average area, end area, and prismoidal ruled for the calculation of
volumes; relative merits of the methods.

11. Setting out works, estates and new townships; layout of minor traverse
or triangulation control, including simple bases; setting out roads and railways
including transition curves; precautions against gmss errors and mistakes. Setting
out of engineering works itnd buildings, excluding works underground, by in-
strumental methods.

12. Plane-table surveys at topographic scales; the alidade (including tele-
scopic alidades), Indian clinometer and trough compass, including all users'
adjustments; the plotting of grids, graticules and control points and the mount-
ing of plane-table sheets; plane-table triangulation, traverse; detail surveying
and contour plotting; sources of error; accuracies attainable.

PART IIA

13. Principles and practice of surveying for cadastral purposes: minor triangu-
lation and traverse nets for cadastral surveys including connection to major
framework surveys, and astronomical control of azimuth; establishment and re-
establishment of beacons and boundaries; subdivision of lots; precautions against
ermrs and mistakes: methods of revision of large s le plans by ground survey.
Principles and practice of town planning; Corr rations connected with sub-
division. Writing of technical descriptions.

14. The principles and practice ui simple tachomrtry (includiibg self-reducing
tachometers): the anellactice lens; use of the internal focussing telescope;
sources of error; accuracy attainable and limitations of the method. Derivation
of formula for stadia and su >tense.

15. Sub-tense methods for traversing and base-measurement, levelling and con-
touring from spot levels; layout of networks; calculation of networks including
simple methods of adjustment; problems involving cutting and embankment.
including estimation of earth work. Advanced curve problems.

16. Hydrographic surveying of rivers and inland lakes, excluding the flow and
discharge of rivers.

17. Control of plane-table and air surveys at topographic scales; minor trian-
gulation; intersection and resection by direct and semigraphic methods; com-
putation in plane rectangular co-ordinates and simple methods of adjustment;
trigonometrical and aneroid heights; heights from vertical angles and air-photo
plot distances; identification of ground control on air-photographs; sources of
?nor; accuracies attainable.

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18. Oompilation and fair-drawing of topographic maps; compilation of plane-
table and air-photo materials into standard map sheets; knowledge of common
conventional signs and methods of depicting relief; fair-drawing of multi-
coloured maps for reproduction.

19. Vertical air photography: a general knowledge of the designs and working
of an automatic film camera: the main requirements from photographic lenses;
choice of lens and flying heights; calculation of time intervals and separation
of flight lines; topographical interpretation of air photographs.

20. Elementary geometry of the vertical and near-vertical air photograph;
calculation of nominal photo-scale; geometrical basis of the radial-line method
together with the errors due to small tilts and small variations of ground
height; the relation between ground height and parallax for vertical photo-
graphs; knowledge of the qualitative effect of small tilts on heights from paral-
lax measurements.

21. A knowledge of the principles and use of elementary plotting aids; simple
stereoscopes with and without magnification; parallax bars; slotted template
equipment; simple rectifiers; anaglyphs.

22. Topographical mapping from near-vertical air pnotographs; the graphical
and slotted template radial line methods; interpolation of spotheights between
height control with the parallax bar; interpolation of contours between dense
height control; revision of topographical maps. Identification of ground control
on air photographs.

23. Photography and map reproduction: general knowledge of the elementary
photographic processes used in air photography; general knowledge of map
reproduction by photo-lithography.

24. Elementary field astronomy; mean apparent and sidereal time; the obser-
vation and calculation of latitudes, longitudes and azimuths from the sun or
sftar by simple field methods including position line methods, and the method of
equal altitudes, but excluding Talwt latitudes, and meridian transits for time;
the effect of small errors in time, altitude and latitude on the computed results;
host conditions for observation; the use of the Star Almanac for Land Surveyors
(standard for this examination); wireless time signals; general knowledge of
the use of full (i.e. half-second) chrometers and chronographs.
The use of Polaris tables for latitude and azimuth.

25. The spheroid: the conception of the gecid and reference spheroid; defi-
nitions of geodetic and astronomic latitudes and longitudes, and of the principal
radii of curvature; spherical excess; Legendre's Theorem and the solution of
triangles with sides up to 40 Km. in length; Convergence of the meridian.

26. Map projectians: representation of the sphere on the plane; scale and
scale error; distortion of angle and area; including the (t-T) correction; ortho-
morphic (conformal) projection; a knowledge of transformation formulae for
the Cassini Lambert Conical Orthomorphic; and Transverse Mercator (Gauss
Conformal) for the sphere; the comparative uses of these projections.

27. Field procedure for geodetic surveys; reconnaissance, beaconing and obser-
vation for geodetic triangulation and base lines; Ihe construction of permanent
trigonometrical stations; layout and observation of precise levelling nets, the
construotion of permanent bench marks and the crossing of wide riven; tide
poles and the establishment of survey levelling datums; accuracies attainable
with modem equipment and methods. Precise traversing.

28. Errors: The classification and nature of erron of observation the normal
(Gaussian) frequency distribution; standard error and probable error of a single
observation and of the arithmetic mean of several observations; rules for the
combination of independent errors. (Least square methods are excluded).

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h n d Law 1
1. The sources and adminisboation d the law through courts and specialia

tribunal. Legal personality, the legal profession Arbitration larr an alternative
to litigation.

2. The nature and classification of interests in land; the fee simple, the
terms of years, the licence for occupation land use, adverse possession, easements,
mortgages, restrictive covenants, co-ownership and trusts, riparian interests,
agricultural, commercial and residential tenancies. Merits and demerits of free-
hold and leasehold tenures.

3. An outline of customary and statutory land law in Jamaica.

4. Outline knowledge d rural and urban syetems, structure of 1,and proprietor-
ship, the nature and import of property righ'ts held by the individual, the
community, the local authority and the state.

5. The law and practice of .xmveyancing; conveyancing by private deed;
reg is tdon of land charges, of deeds of title, succession and devolution.

6. An introduction to land registration. An outline c: the English and Tomnv
systan of registration of titie.

Land Law I1
I . Land Regisration: Initial compilation of a register of title; the state land

grant system; systematic or sporadic adjud!cation or settlement d existing
interests in land; conversion from a deeds register.

2. Benefits of land registmtion. Factors making the introduotion of land
registration both advlmble and practicai; labour, time and cost factors; seledou
of survey teohniquee. The d.ebate over fixed or general boundaries. Administra-
tive problems of decentralization. Degree of compulsion; publicity of the reghter.

3. An understanding of the character and working feature of the English,
Torrens and Jamaican system of L@nd Registration. Fcr.:':-ns of the cad$astral
plan; functions of the registar, parcel referencing systems, mutations in boundaries
end title, persod or proprietorship indexes, searohes, amtrance fund, overriding
interds, consequences of prescription and limit&t~on, operation under conditions
of oa-ownership and multiple ownership of undivided shares, strang titles,
absolute, qualified, possessory and presoriptive titles, degree of security provided.

4. Objeotivea and weakness of kand regist&% in developed and developing
societies. Problems encountered in the introduction and maintenance of registry
systems, the economic, social, fiscal and adm,inistrative benefits including the
role of adjudication and registration in the assimilation of customary and
statutory systems of law, and the use of a lmand register as a base for a data
ba. .; in land use planning.

5. The policy, law and procedure relating to the compulsory acquisition of
land including authorization procedure, nature and effeot of notice to treat,
power of entry. Reconciliation of private and public objeotiva.

6. A study of the Land Surveyors A d and Reguilations and the JAWS of
Jamaica that &ed the land s w e y o r including:

The Beach Corctrol Act
The Conveyancing Act
The Dividing Fences Aat
The Facilities for Title Aot
The Forest Act
The Kingston Improvements Act
The Land Acquisition Act

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The Land Authorities Act
The Land Clauses Act
The Local Improvements Act
The Land Valuation Act
The Limitatmion of Actions Act
The Main Roads Act
The Mining Act
The National Trust Act
The Parochial , Roads Aot
The Quit Rents Act
The Registration (Strata Titles) Act
The Restrictive Covenants (Discharge of Modification) Act
The Town and Country Planning Act
The Urban Development Corporation Act

gnd any ather Act affecting the practice of surveying that comes into operation
in the future.

(A) Viva Voce : Designed to test the candidate's alertness, powers of expression
as well as his practical knowledge of surveying.

Candidates will be given a nimber of simple questions set out on paper
and these will be answered orally rn the presence of the panel of examiners.

.... (B) Practical Surveying: Candidates will be required, :, !:. a detailed large
scale survey and prepare a plan (with contours) of an area not exceeding 10
acres; and to make astronomical observation for azimuth, time and latitude.

Marks will be given for accuiacy, neatness, lay-out, lettering and use of con-
ventional signs.

FOURTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 9)

THe LAND SURVEYORS Acr
Certificate

............................................. ......................................... WHEREAS of
a student surveyor within the meaning of the Land Surveyors Act has passed
his final examination :

......................................................... Now THEREFORE I Chairman of the
.................................... Land Surveyors Board, do hereby certify that the said

................. ................ .... i s qualified to receive a commission as a
Land Surveyor.

............................................ .......................................... Dated at.. .this.
............................................ day of.. 19.. .......

Chairman,
Land Surveyors Board

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FIFTH SCHEDULE (Regullation 15)

Far Theodolfte Surveys and Compass Surveys Marks o f the following types
should be used

(1) A concrete monument conforming to any of the following specifications:
All monuments to be made of good quality concrete and to the following
dimensions : -

A truncated pyramid : -
4 inches square at the top 8 inches square at the
bottom 1 foot 6 inches high, with # inch round
bar through the ccntre, protruding approximately
f inch at the top, with an iron spike not less than
4 inches long.

A truncated pyramid : -
2 inches square at the top 3 inches square at the bottom
2 feet high with inch round bar through the centre
and protruding approximately inch from the top,
or with an iron spike not less than 4 inches long.

A truncated pyramid:-
6 inches square at the top 8 inches square at the
bottom 12 inches high, with an iron spike protruding , -
approximately 4 inch from the top.

A truncated pyramid : -
6 inches square at the top 8 inches square at the bottom
12 inches high, with brass disc let in at the top.

A Rectangular
Concrete Post : -

24 inches square by 2 feet long with + inch round bar
through the centre, protruding approximately + inch
at the end.

(2) An iron bar not less than f inch in cross section and not less than 24 inches
in length.

(3) An iron pipe not l e a than 24 inkhes long a d not leas than f inch In
diameter filled either with cement or with a hardwood plug flush with the
top of the pipe and with a tack to mark the station.

(4) A well-defined mark set in or on m i d rock or concrete or spike cemented
in solid rock or concrete.

(5) Any post of recognized luadwod not lesa than 118 inches long or l a s than
3 inches in diameter where same shall be set in the ground and not less than
2 feet 6 inches long or 3 inches in diameter where same shall be erected
on the ground and supported by a cairn or stones.

(6) A spike driven into a tree trunk root, post, spur or stump which has been
marked by three chops-the spike being placed in the middle chop.

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SS?EIITH --- .5 f / I D'fJ / f (Regulation 38(1 J J

The 2" oolumn be along the a ide
a a indioated.

Where p l u m of l a rge proper t i ea cannot
hold on a a ing le aheet they muat be
prepared on a s e r i e a of aheeta of t h e
same mi.
Where aepara te aheeta u e uaed f o r f i e l d
notea auoh &a i n the case of a l u g e sub-
d i r i a i o n plan the f i e l d notea aheet muat
be exac t ly the a a w a i r * a a the aheet on
whioh t ~ r e plan i a drawn, and allow t h e
2" ooluan.

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EIGiITiI . SCIILDULT.
$ONVePJT)C)NA: 3lGNS FOR CADASTRAL PLANS

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R v e n ~trcome d M D ~ , (Oltcthor with the m o w indicating the dircction of bow.
\ d l be In bluo

nnd n light wonh i w r t d w h n tht. &or or canal ia &own by a double line.
R d w~ll k cobumcl nith a lig11t v r d of yotlow ofhm
The rirnn fur m o w 4 manarove srvnpn will be in blue, exccpt the mnngrore two
rign hnwn

t l~ur X whld~ will bc in bhek.
T~~nvcwc 1'qn a d NbLbn, yhwr rick formbg Wrt of a honndrr?. l i n ~ , will h ih rral.
All 0 t h lblnil will Ir clrnvn III Idark.

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NINTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 40(1) )

THE LAND SURVEYORS ACT

Surveyor's Notice

I hereby give notice that I am instructed by; .............................................
to survey that parcel of land situated .........................................................

in the parish of ............................... .and known by the name of ..................
............................................. which adjoins lands said to belong to you or
to be in your possession, and that I shall commence to survey the same on

........................................ ............... .................................. the.. d a y of..
I9 ............... between the hours of ............................................. of the clock
commencing ................................................... at which time and place you
arc required to attend by yourself or agent, as you may think fit, and in the
meantime 1 shall make such traverses as 1 may deem requ~slte.

You must bring all diagrams and other papers referring to your land in order
to protect your intercst therein-

...... Dated this.. .................................... .day of.. ................................. 19
...........................................................................

Surveyor

...........................................................................
Address

TENTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 41.

THE LAND SURVEYORS Am
Waiver o f Notice o f Survey

...................................................................................................... I , of
................................................................................................. do hereby

.......................................... waive notice of survey in respect of the survcy of
;.. . . i n the parish of.. ............... ................... ........................................

by ................................................................ Commissioned Land Surveyor
................................................................................... at the instance of

..........................................................
Signature

...................................................................
Date

.................................................................
Witness

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ELEVENTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 42)

THE LAND SURVEYORS Acr

Objection to Survey

I ......................................................................... do hereby object to
the survey of land known as .....................................................................
in the parish of .......................................... by ..........................................
......................................................... C o s o n e d Land Surveyor at the
instance of.. ................................................... .for the following reasons : -

..................................................................
Signature of Objector

..................................................................
Date

..................................................................
Witness

Withdrawal o f Objection to Survey

I ....................................................................... do hereby withdraw the
objection to the survey of lands known as ......................................................
in the parish of ............................................................... which I made on

...........................................................................
Signature

...........................................................................
Date

...........................................................................
Witness

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TWELETH SCHEDULE (Regulation 43)

A Surveyor's Warrant must have photograph a x e d for
identification.

......................................................... Jamaica whose photograph is &ed
h m t o Is ~ a a a s ~ ~vrziontzaD, under section 26 of the Land Surveyors Act, to
enter upon any land situated in the Island of Jamaica for the purpose of making
reconnaissance in relation to hie duties and funotions as a surveyor, and for so
doing.

...............................................................
Director of Surveys

...............................................................
Date

THIRTEENTH SCHEDULB (Regulation 44)

Trm LAM) SURVEYORS Acc
Certificate of Identity

Certificate of Identity must have photograph a x e d for identscation.
certificate to be as follows :

This is to certify that Mr ..................................................................... p&-- z h z ph and signature are affixed hereto, is * a Commissioned Land
er the Land Surveyors Act, and is author~zed to enter upon any

land athe purpose of camyhg out mveys in accordance with section 26 of the
said Act.

.......................................................................
Chairman-Land Surveyor's Board

FOURTEENTH SCHEDULB (Regulation 45)

LAND SURVEYORS' ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA

Minimum Scde of Fees

1. S h l e Plots

Under acre

Rural Surveys

520.00

+ acre and under + acre $25.00
+ a m t o 1 acre $30.00
1 acre to 25 acre8 $30.00 for the first acre plus $4.00 per

acre (or part thereof) thereafter.

Over 25 acre8 $126.00 for the 1st 25 acres plus $3.00 per acre (or part thereof)
thmdtw.

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For Tb~do l i t e Survevs Increase me above by 100%

Urban and Town Surveys -
Apply fees for rural surveys as minimum chvge plus 1 % of market valu-
ation up to the first 54,000 plus .25% of the res~due.

N.B.-Urban and town surveys will in most cases be by Theodolite S w e y
to conform with the regulations.

Old Boundary Lines

For opening old boundary lines by Compass, the charge ahall be 525 plus
53 per hundred feet and 51.50 per hundred foot for traversing where this
is necessary.

By Theodolite S u m 525 plus 56 per hundred foot and 53 per hundred
foot for traversing w&re this is nceessary.

Day Rates
590 per day or part thereof.

Supplying Field Parties

$110 per 8 hour day or 515 per hour with a minimum charge of 4 hours.

Sub-Division Surveys

(a) For sub-division requiring contour plan in accordance with the Local
Improvements Act, the fee shall be as applicable under paragraph 8.

(b) Design of sub-division, prepration of plans in accordance with Local
Improvements Act for subm~ssion to the local authorities 520 per lot,
up to ten lots; the next 40 lots at 515 per lot.
Over 50 lots by arrangement with client.

(c) For preparing typical cross sections and longitudinal seotions from a
contour plan, including estimates 56 per hundred foot.

(d) For setting roadways in accordance with design, and preparations of
longitudinal section 58.50 per hundred foot (not including crass
sections).

(e) Surveying and pegging lots, reparation of sub-division plan for Titles
purposes-pply rates as undb rural or urban as the case may be.

V) Surveying and preparing sub-division plan for titles purpose where
lots are not pegged on earth 60% of (e) above.

(g) Pegging of lots from a sub-division plan 60% of je) above.
(h) Any additional sufveys! e.g. setting of manholes or kerb and channels

by amgemeat wlth chent.

Identification of Lots
Residential lots up to f acre 512
Residential lots over f acre and not exceeding 1 acre 516
Over 1 acre-by arrangement with client
Commercial lots under 4 acre 525.

Topographical and Engineering Surveys

Survey for 5ft. contours nr heights at looft.. Int. 535 1
per acre. t in open country

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Survey for 2ft. contours or heights at 50ft. Int. $60 and on easy 1
per acre I slopes.

Survey for lft. contours or heights at 20 ft. " $100 i
per acre I

For lots less than 1 acre apply 75% of the above rates.
Locating roads, preparing plan, sections, estimates (earthworks)-6% of the

estimated cost.

Where other details are required-by arrangement with client.
Taking levels and preparing profile $4 per hundred foot. (Finished work).
For attending on a client by appointment in an advisory capacity, charge
day rates. Flying levels by arrangement with client.
N.B. All the above fees are exclusive of labour, travelling, coot of per-

manent marks, the cost of checking plans and prints for local
authority.
Travelling shall be 20c per mile each way.

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