Effective July 25, 2013
|245:15-21-2||Recordation of corners|
|245:15-21-3||Specifications for Certified Corner Records|
|245:15-21-4||Remonumentation of corners|
|245:15-21-5||Availability of records|
The purpose of the Corner Perpetuation and Filing Act, 65 O.S., Sections 3 - 116- 3.123 is to protect and perpetuate public land survey corners and information concerning the location of such corners, by requiring the systematic establishment of monuments and filing of information concerning the markings of the location of such public land survey corners. The Archives and Records Division of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries serves as the registry for Certified Corner Records.The Board is charged, by law, with the responsibility to prescribe the information to be included, to prescribe the form in which such Certified Corner Records shall be presented and filed, and to enforce the provisions of the Act.
(a) Each Certified Corner Record shall be prepared on the Certified Corner Record Form adopted by the Board in accordance with the Instruction Manual for Oklahoma Certified Corner Records adopted by the Board.
(b) The Professional Land Surveyor shall complete and file a Certified Corner Record for every public land survey corner which is established, reestablished, monumented, remonumented, restored, rehabilitated, perpetuated, or used as control in any survey. The completed Certified Corner Record shall be filed within ninety (90) days after the survey is completed, unless the public land survey corner and accessories are substantially as described in an existing, filed Certified Corner Record. The Board shall consider a survey complete when any one of the following occurs:
(1) Monuments have been established; or
(2) A plat or drawing has been submitted; or
(3) Field notes for plans or planned purposed have been submitted.
The Board has established the following specifications for Certified Corner Records, which are also included in the Instruction Manual for Certified Corner Records adopted by the Board: Each Certified Corner Record shall be signed, sealed and dated in the manner prescribed by Title 59, O.S. Section 475.15 and OAC 245:15-17-2.
(1) Each Certified Corner Record shall be complete, accurate and contain the following information:
In every case where a Certified Corner Record of a public land survey corner is required to be filed or recorded, the Professional Land Surveyor shall reconstruct or rehabilitate the monument of such corner, and accessories to such corner, so that it will be as permanent a monument as is reasonably possible to provide and so that it may be located with facility in the future.
The Department of Libraries shall make the copies of the Certified Corner Records available for public inspection during usual office hours and true scale copies thereof shall be made available for a reasonable fee.
The Board shall have the power to reprimand, place on probation, fine, revoke or suspend the Certificate of Licensure or Certificate of Authorization of any licensee or firm who fails to comply with any provision of 65 O.S. 3.116-3.123., or the Rules of the Board.