Corner Recordation Act (Excerpt) Act 74 Of 1970

Published: 2015

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Act 74 of 1970

54.207 Monumenting corner and each accessory to corner; physical condition; witness monument; reference monuments; report.Sec. 7.

(1) If a land corner recordation certificate is required to be filed under this act, the surveyor shall monument the corner, record and identify each accessory to the corner, and leave the monument in such a physical condition that it remains as permanent a monument as is reasonably possible.

(2) If a witness monument is set, the surveyor may monument the corner and shall set the witness monument as follows:

(a) In a secure location.

(b) On a line of survey or protracted line of survey as shown on the general land office plats that intersects the corner.

(c) As close to the corner as practicable.

(3) A surveyor who sets a witness monument under subsection (2) shall report on the land corner recordation certificate the relation between the witness monument and the true corner and the direct connecting course and distance from the corner to the witness monument.

(4) If a surveyor sets reference monuments, the surveyor shall install at least 4 reference monuments interrelated and visible with the corner and each other by angular and linear measurements. If a surveyor sets reference monuments, the surveyor is not required to set the corner.

(5) A surveyor who sets reference monuments under subsection (4) shall report all of the following on the land corner recordation certificate:

(a) The relation between the reference monuments and the corner.

(b) The direct connecting courses and distances between the reference monuments and the corner.

(c) The distances between each reference monument and the 2 reference monuments that are closest to the reference monument.

History: 1970, Act 74, Imd. Eff. July 16, 1970


Am. 2000, Act 34, Imd. Eff. Mar. 15, 2000


Am. 2014, Act 420, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 2014

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