[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:52:12 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 329 - PERPETUATION OF CORNERS

NRS 329.010           Short title.

NRS 329.020           Declaration of policy.

NRS 329.030           Definitions.

NRS 329.040           “Accessory to a corner” defined.

NRS 329.050           “Board” defined.

NRS 329.060           “Corner” defined.

NRS 329.070           “Corner record” defined.

NRS 329.080           “Monument” defined.

NRS 329.090           “Property-controlling corner” defined.

NRS 329.100           “Property corner” defined.

NRS 329.110           “Public land survey corner” defined.

NRS 329.120           “Reference monument” defined.

NRS 329.130           “Surveyor” defined.

NRS 329.140           Recording of corner record required; exception.

NRS 329.145           Conditions under which surveyor not required to record corner record.

NRS 329.150           Authority to record corner record.

NRS 329.160           Information required for recording corner record prescribed by regulation.

NRS 329.170           County recorder to keep records.

NRS 329.180           Reconstruction or rehabilitation of monuments.

NRS 329.190           Corner records: Signatures.

NRS 329.200           Filing of preexisting corner records.

NRS 329.210           Penalties.

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      NRS 329.010  Short title.  This chapter may be cited as the Corner Perpetuation and Recording Law.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630; A 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.020  Declaration of policy.  It is the purpose of this chapter to protect and perpetuate public land survey corners and information concerning the location of such corners by requiring the systematic establishment of monuments and recording of information concerning the location of such corners, thereby providing for property security and a coherent system of property location and identification, and eliminating the repeated necessity for re-establishment and relocations of such corners once they are established and located.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630; A 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.030  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 329.040 to 329.130, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in such sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.040  “Accessory to a corner” defined.  “Accessory to a corner” means any exclusively identifiable physical object whose spatial relationship to the corner is recorded. Accessories to a corner may be bearing trees, bearing objects, monuments, reference monuments, line trees, pits, mounds, charcoal-filled bottles, steel or wooden stakes or other physical objects.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.050  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630; A 1979, 1103; 1993, 130)

      NRS 329.060  “Corner” defined.  “Corner” means a property corner, a property-controlling corner, a public land survey corner or any combination of these.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.070  “Corner record” defined.  “Corner record” means a written record of the establishment or restoration of a corner or accessory to a corner.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.080  “Monument” defined.  “Monument” means a physical structure that occupies the exact position of a corner.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.090  “Property-controlling corner” defined.  “Property-controlling corner” for a property means a public land survey corner or any property corner which does not lie on a property line of the property in question, but which controls the location of one or more of the property corners of such property.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.100  “Property corner” defined.  “Property corner” means a geographic point on the surface of the earth which is on and a part of a property line and controls the location of such line.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.110  “Public land survey corner” defined.  “Public land survey corner” means any corner actually established and monumented in an original survey or resurvey used as a basis of legal description for issuing a patent for the land to a private person from the United States Government.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.120  “Reference monument” defined.  “Reference monument” means a special monument which does not occupy the same geographical position as the corner itself, whose spatial relationship to the corner is recorded and which serves to witness the corner.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 630)

      NRS 329.130  “Surveyor” defined.  “Surveyor” means any person who is licensed pursuant to chapter 625 of NRS to practice land surveying.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 1997, 1067)

      NRS 329.140  Recording of corner record required; exception.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 329.145, a surveyor shall complete, sign and record or cause to be recorded with the county recorder of the county in which the corner is situated a written record of the establishment or restoration of a public land survey corner. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 329.145, such a recording must be made for every public land survey corner and accessory to the corner which is established, re-established, monumented, remonumented, restored, rehabilitated, perpetuated or used as control in any survey. The survey information must be recorded within 90 days after the survey is completed.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 1991, 1892; 2001, 1762)

      NRS 329.145  Conditions under which surveyor not required to record corner record.  A surveyor is not required to record a corner record if:

      1.  A corner record is recorded with the county recorder and the corner is found as described in the record; and

      2.  All information required in a corner record pursuant to this chapter is included in:

      (a) A record of survey recorded in accordance with the provisions of NRS 625.340 to 625.380, inclusive; or

      (b) A land subdivision map recorded in accordance with the provisions of NRS 278.010 to 278.630, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1892; A 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.150  Authority to record corner record.  A surveyor may record any corner record as to any property corner, property-controlling corner, reference monument or accessory to a corner.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.160  Information required for recording corner record prescribed by regulation.  The Board shall, by regulation, prescribe the information which is to be included in the corner record and the form in which such corner record is to be presented and recorded.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.170  County recorder to keep records.  The county recorder of the county containing the corner shall:

      1.  Receive the completed corner record and preserve it in a hardbound book. The books must be numbered in numerical order.

      2.  Make such records available for public inspection during all usual office hours.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 1975, 1426; 1979, 1126)

      NRS 329.180  Reconstruction or rehabilitation of monuments.  Where a corner record of a public land survey corner is required to be recorded pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, the surveyor must reconstruct or rehabilitate the monument of such corner and the accessories to such corner so that such corner and accessories may be readily located at any time in the future.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.190  Corner records: Signatures.  No corner record may be recorded unless it is signed by a professional land surveyor or, in the case of any agency of the United States Government, by the official making the survey, who shall designate his or her official title and the agency for which he or she is employed.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 1989, 797; 2003, 77)

      NRS 329.200  Filing of preexisting corner records.  Corner records concerning corners established, re-established or restored may be filed before July 1, 1969.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631)

      NRS 329.210  Penalties.  Any surveyor who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter is guilty of gross negligence, incompetency or misconduct in the practice of land surveying as a professional land surveyor and is subject to disciplinary action pursuant to NRS 625.460.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 631; A 1985, 1048; 1989, 797)