Whenever the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of a public street or highway causes the destruction or obliteration of a public land survey corner marker or monument, the road authority having jurisdiction over the highway or street shall provide for the perpetuation of the corners and placement of corner monuments, corner markers, reference monuments, or witness monuments by a land surveyor licensed under chapter 326. A certificate of location of government corner shall be prepared in accordance with section 381.12.
Reference ties evidencing the location of the public land survey corner shall be established by a land surveyor licensed under chapter 326 before the obliteration of the corner in at least three places if practicable and shall consist of objects of durable material. If it is not practicable to establish three reference ties, two must be established.
The cost of placing the markers and monuments, including filing fees, must be paid out of the respective funds provided by law, or set aside for highway or street purposes.