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515B.2-110 Common interest community plat (CIC plat).

(a) A CIC plat is required for condominiums and planned communities, and cooperatives in which the unit owners' interests are characterized as real estate. The CIC plat is a part of the declaration in condominiums, and in cooperatives in which the unit owners' interests are characterized as real estate, but need not be physically attached to the declaration.

(1) In a condominium, or a cooperative in which the unit owners' interests are characterized as real estate, the CIC plat shall comply with subsection (c).

(2) In a planned community, a CIC plat which does not comply with subsection (c) shall consist of all or part of a subdivision plat or plats complying with subsections (d)(1) and (d)(2). The CIC plat need not contain the number of the common interest community and may be recorded at any time at or before the time of recording of the declaration. If the CIC plat for the planned community complies with subsection (c), the number of the common interest community shall be included and the CIC plat shall be recorded at the time of recording of the declaration.

(3) In a cooperative in which the unit owners' interests are characterized as personal property, a CIC plat shall not be required. In lieu of a CIC plat, the declaration or any amendment to it creating, converting, or subdividing units in a personal property cooperative shall include an exhibit containing a scale drawing of each building, identifying the building, and showing the perimeter walls of each unit created or changed by the declaration or any amendment to it, including the unit's unit identifier, and its location within the building if the building contains more than one unit.

(b) The CIC plat for condominiums, for planned communities using a plat complying with subsection (c), and for cooperatives in which the unit owners' interests are characterized as real estate, shall contain certifications by a registered professional land surveyor and registered professional architect, as to the parts of the CIC plat prepared by each, that (i) the CIC plat accurately depicts all information required by this section, and (ii) the work was undertaken by, or reviewed and approved by, the certifying land surveyor or architect. The portions of the CIC plat depicting the dimensions of the portions of the common interest community described in subsections (c)(8), (9), (10), and (12), may be prepared by either a land surveyor or an architect. The other portions of the CIC plat shall be prepared only by a land surveyor. A certification of the CIC plat or an amendment to it under this subsection by an architect is not required if all parts of the CIC plat or amendment are prepared by a land surveyor. Certification by the land surveyor or architect does not constitute a guaranty or warranty of the nature, suitability, or quality of construction of any improvements located or to be located in the common interest community.

(c) A CIC plat for a condominium or cooperative shall show:

(1) the number of the common interest community, and the boundaries, dimensions and a legally sufficient description of the land included therein;

(2) the dimensions and location of all existing, material structural improvements and roadways;

(3) the intended location and dimensions of any contemplated common element improvements to be constructed within the common interest community after the filing of the CIC plat, labeled either "MUST BE BUILT" or "NEED NOT BE BUILT";

(4) the location and dimensions of any additional real estate, labeled as such, and a legally sufficient description of the additional real estate;

(5) the extent of any encroachments by or upon any portion of the common interest community;

(6) the location and dimensions of all recorded easements within the common interest community serving or burdening any portion of the common interest community;

(7) the distance and direction between noncontiguous parcels of real estate;

(8) the location and dimensions of limited common elements, except that with respect to limited common elements described in section 515B.2-102, subsections (d) and (f), only such material limited common elements as porches, balconies, decks, patios, and garages shall be shown;

(9) the location and dimensions of the front, rear, and side boundaries of each unit and that unit's unit identifier;

(10) the location and dimensions of the upper and lower boundaries of each unit with reference to an established or assumed datum and that unit's unit identifier;

(11) a legally sufficient description of any real estate in which the unit owners will own only an estate for years, labeled as "leasehold real estate";

(12) any units which may be converted by the declarant to create additional units or common elements identified separately.

(d) A CIC plat for a planned community either shall comply with subsection (c) or it shall:

(1) satisfy the requirements of chapter 505, 508, or 508A, as applicable; and

(2) satisfy the platting requirements of any governmental authority within whose jurisdiction the planned community is located, subject to the limitations set forth in section 515B.1-106.

(e) If a declarant adds additional real estate, the declarant shall record a supplemental CIC plat or plats for the real estate being added, conforming to the requirements of this section which apply to the type of common interest community in question. If less than all additional real estate is being added, the supplemental CIC plat for a condominium, a planned community whose CIC plat complies with subsection (c), or a cooperative in which the unit owners' interests are characterized as real estate, shall also show the location and dimensions of the remaining portion.

(f) If a declarant subdivides or converts any unit into two or more units, common elements or limited common elements, the declarant shall record an amendment to the CIC plat showing the location and dimensions of any new units, common elements and limited common elements thus created.

HIST: 1993 c 222 art 2 s 10; 1994 c 388 art 4 s 7; 1995 c 92 s 10; 1999 c 11 art 2 s 9