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383C.451 RESURVEYS.
Whenever it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the county board that any section
post or quarter-section post or other monuments originally fixed and established by the United
States in its surveys of the public lands to mark section, quarter-sections and meandered corners
have been destroyed or are becoming obscure, the county board may employ a competent surveyor
or may direct the county surveyor to relocate and reestablish the same. Such surveyor shall mark
each corner reestablished by a sufficient iron or stone landmark and make full and accurate notes
and data from which the entire survey can be located, and shall file a certified copy of the same
and a map of the same in the office of the county recorder. Such landmarks shall be prima facie
evidence that the points where they are located are the section, quarter-section or meandered
corners, as the case may be, established by the original United States survey. Before said county
board shall employ a surveyor, or direct the county surveyor to relocate and reestablish any such
section, quarter-section or meandered corner, the party applying to said board to have the said
work done under the direction of said board shall execute and file with the county auditor of said
county a good and sufficient bond or undertaking, with sufficient sureties to be approved by the
county board, conditioned to pay to said county forthwith on the completion of said survey and
the making of full and accurate notes and data from which the entire survey can be relocated,
and the filing of a certified copy thereof and the map of said survey in the office of the county
recorder, the cost of making the said survey and plat thereof as fixed by said board, and no county
board shall order any such survey to be made until such bond or undertaking shall be so filed.
History: 1923 c 441 s 5; 1976 c 181 s 2; 1986 c 444