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APPENDIX D: UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR MONUMENTATION AND FILING REQUIREMENTS
- Uniform Standards for Monumentation and Filing Requirements. The
following standards shall govern monumentation of land surveys:
- All permanent control monuments or monuments set to control or
mark the boundaries of any division shall be of not less than one-half
inch (1/2") diameter by twenty four inches (24") in length
with a cap of not less than one and one-quarter inch (1 1/4")
diameter marked in a permanent manner with the name and/or registration
number of the registered land surveyor in charge of the survey.
A cap of the above dimensions may be set firmly in concrete.
- Prior to the filing of any subdivision plat or certificate of
survey or record the land surveyor shall confirm the location of
sufficient monuments to reasonably assure the perpetuation or re-establishment
of any corner or boundary or retracement of the survey. The surveyor
shall clearly identify on the face of the plat or certificate of
survey all monuments used in the survey, and the descriptions shall
be sufficient to identify the monuments without reference to another
record of survey.
- All monuments must be set prior to the filing of a plat or certificate
of survey except those monuments which will be disturbed by the
installation of improvements. Such monuments may be set subsequent
to filing if the surveyor certifies that they will be set before
a specified date.
- The plat or certificate shall clearly show the relationship of
all adjacent monuments of record and the relationship of the monuments
of record to monuments set after filing.
- Monuments not less than three-eights inch (3/8") in diameter
and eighteen inches (18") in length and marked with the name
and/or registration number of the registered land surveyor in charge
of the survey shall be set at the following locations:
- At each corner and angle point of all lots, blocks or parcels
of land created.
- At every point of intersection of the outer boundary of the
subdivision with an existing or created right-of-way line.
- At every point of curve, point of tangency, point of reversed
curve, or point of compounded curve on each right-of-way line
- When the placement of a required monument at its proper location
is impractical, the surveyor may set a reference monument near that
point. Such a reference monument has the same status as other monuments
of record if its location is properly shown. Where any point requiring
monumentation has been previously monumented, the location of the
existing monument shall be confirmed by the land surveyor if used,
and if so confirmed shall likewise be considered a monument or record
when properly shown and described on the certificate or plat filed.
- If the land surveyor uses any previously established monument,
he must confirm the location of the monument. If properly confirmed
and shown and described on the filed certificate or plat, such a
monument shall be considered a monument of record.