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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill modifies the county surveyor provisions by establishing a criminal penalty for
9 failure to file the map of a survey with the county surveyor.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . establishes criminal penalties for failure to file the map of a survey with the county
13 surveyor within 90 days;
14 . provides a definition of land surveyor; and
15 . clarifies that a land surveyor's professional license may be revoked for specified
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 17-23-17, as last amended by Chapter 241, Laws of Utah 2001
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 17-23-17 is amended to read:
27 17-23-17. Map of boundary survey -- Procedure for filing -- Contents -- Marking
28 of monuments -- Record of corner changes -- Penalties.
29 (1) As used in this section, "land surveyor" means a surveyor who is licensed to
30 practice land surveying in this state in accordance with Title 58, Chapter 22, Professional
31 Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act.
33 lands within this state to establish or reestablish a boundary line or to obtain data for
34 constructing a map or plat showing a boundary line shall file a map of the survey that meets the
35 requirements of this section with the county surveyor or designated office within 90 days of the
36 establishment or reestablishment of a boundary.
37 (ii) A land surveyor who fails to file a map of the survey as required by Subsection
38 (2)(a)(i) is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
39 (iii) Each failure to file a map of the survey as required by Subsection (2)(a)(i) is a
40 separate violation.
41 (b) The county surveyor or designated office shall file and index the map of the survey.
42 (c) The map shall be a public record in the office of the county surveyor or designated
45 (a) the location of survey by quarter section and township and range;
46 (b) the date of survey;
47 (c) the scale of drawing and north point;
48 (d) the distance and course of all lines traced or established, giving the basis of bearing
49 and the distance and course to two or more section corners or quarter corners, including
50 township and range, or to identified monuments within a recorded subdivision;
51 (e) all measured bearings, angles, and distances separately indicated from those of
53 (f) a written boundary description of property surveyed;
54 (g) all monuments set and their relation to older monuments found;
55 (h) a detailed description of monuments found and monuments set, indicated
57 (i) the surveyor's seal or stamp; and
58 (j) the surveyor's business name and address.
60 (i) the purpose of the survey;
61 (ii) the basis on which the lines were established; and
62 (iii) the found monuments and deed elements that controlled the established or
63 reestablished lines.
64 (b) If the narrative is a separate document, it shall contain:
65 (i) the location of the survey by quarter section and by township and range;
66 (ii) the date of the survey;
67 (iii) the surveyor's stamp or seal; and
68 (iv) the surveyor's business name and address.
69 (c) The map and narrative shall be referenced to each other if they are separate
72 stable base reproducible material in the sizes required by the county surveyor.
74 reference a point on a property or land line shall be durably and visibly marked or tagged with
75 the registered business name or the letters "L.S." followed by the registration number of the
76 surveyor in charge.
77 (b) If the monument is set by a licensed land surveyor who is a public officer, it shall
78 be marked with the official title of the office.
80 to the section corner or quarter-section corner, or their accessories, the surveyor shall complete
81 and submit to the county surveyor or designated office a record of the changes made.
82 (b) The record shall be submitted within 45 days of the corner visits and shall include
83 the surveyor's seal, business name, and address.
85 revoke the license of any [
86 requirements of this section, according to the procedures set forth in Title 58, Chapter 1,
87 Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act.
89 municipal corporation that makes a boundary survey of lands within this state shall comply
90 with this section.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-27-04 12:32 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.