Laws Lawyers Find Laws Legal Forms State Laws Bills

GEORGIA STATUTES AND CODES

§ 15-6-67 - Recordation of maps and plats; specifications

Listen
O.C.G.A.15-6-67 (2010) 15-6-67.Recordation of maps and plats; specifications (a)The clerk of the superior court shall file and record in his office maps or plats relating to real estate in the county.(b)Mapsor plats to be filed and recorded in the office of the clerk of thesuperior court shall be prepared in accordance with the followingminimum standards and specifications:(1) Material.(A)Anysuch maps or plats shall be a good legible copy, such as a blue, white,or other commercial print reproduced from an original.(B)The minimum line widths and letter or character heights delineated on such maps or plats shall be as follows:(i)Mapsor plats drawn on 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch or 8 1/2 inch by 14 inchtracings shall have a minimum line width of 0.010 inches and a minimumletter or character height of 0.080 inches;(ii)Mapsor plats drawn on 11 inch by 17 inch tracings shall have a minimum linewidth of 0.010 inches and minimum letter or character height of 0.080inches; or(iii)Maps or platsdrawn on 17 inch by 22 inch or 24 inch by 36 inch tracings shall have aminimum line width of 0.013 inches and a minimum letter or characterheight of 0.080 inches.(C)Incounties using microfilming procedures, when a map or plat is filed forrecord the original drawing, which shall not be larger than 24 inches by36 inches, shall be submitted to the clerk for microfilming and alegible copy, which shall not be larger than 17 inches by 22 inches,shall be filed for record; provided, however, that a full-size positivecopy of the original may be tendered and used for microfilming.Theclerk shall enter the filing date, plat book number, and page number onthe original drawing and return the original drawing to the landsurveyor or the person filing the same for record;(2) Caption.The maps or plats shall have a title or name which shall be containedin the caption, and the caption shall also provide the followinginformation:(A)The county, city,town, or village, land district and land lot, and subdivision, if theproperty lies within a particular subdivision;(B)The date of plat preparation;(C)The scale, stated and shown graphically;(D)Thename, address, telephone number, and registration number of the landsurveyor or the statement that he is the county surveyor and is notrequired by law to be a registered surveyor; and(E)Allreproductions of original maps or plats shall bear the originalsignature, in black ink, of the registrant placed across theregistration seal in order to be a valid or recordable map or plat;(3) Size. Maps or plats shall not be less than 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches and not larger than can be recorded without folding;(4) Data.Maps or plats shall be made in a professional manner and in accordancewith the standards of good drafting procedures and shall show thefollowing information, as specified:(A)Allmaps or plats shall show the direction and distance from a point ofreference to a point on the boundary of the individual survey, and suchadditional data as may be required to relocate the boundary point fromthe point of reference with the same degree of accuracy required of theparcel surveyed.The point of reference shall be an established,monumented position which can be identified or relocated from maps,plats, or other documents on public record;(B)Allmaps or plats of boundary surveys or subdivision surveys shall showbearings of all lines of the boundary or lot lines, and distances of allboundary or lot lines, and area of the parcels expressed in acres orsquare feet;(C)All maps or plats ofboundary surveys shall show the closure precision of the field surveyas the ratio of one foot to the traversed distance in which an error ofone foot would occur and a statement as to the method of adjustment. The closure may be stated as follows:"Thefielddatauponwhichthismaporplatisbasedhasaclosureprecisionofonefootinfeet,andanangularerrorofperanglepoint,andwasadjustedusingrule";(D)Allmaps or plats of boundary surveys shall show the closure precision ofthe data shown on the map or plat.The closure may be stated asfollows:"Thismaporplathasbeencalculatedforclosureandisfoundtobeaccuratewithinonefootinfeet";(E)Allmaps or plats shall show the width and the former widths, if pertinent,of all rights of way adjacent to or crossing the property or adjacentto any point of reference;(F)All maps or plats shall show easements and apparent encroachments, if pertinent;(G)Inthe case of curved lines, the curve shall be defined by curve data toinclude the radius, arc length, chord bearing, and distance for regularcurves.Chord distances and directions shall be given for irregularcurves;(H)All land lot lines, landdistrict lines, land section lines, and city, county, and stateboundaries intersecting or adjacent to the surveyed property shall beindicated by lines drawn upon the map or plat with appropriate words andfigures;(I)All corner markers andmarkers of pertinent reference points shall be fully described andindicated as to their material or types and shall be constructed of apermanent material such as iron, steel, concrete, or stone;(J)Anarrow shall be shown on the map or plat to indicate the principalmeridian, and a notation shall be made as to the reference of bearingsto magnetic north, astronomic north, or grid north.A grid northreference shall indicate the zone;(K)All linear distances shown on maps or plats shall be horizontal;(L)Allangular directions shown on maps or plats shall be represented indegrees and minutes.Where plats state or surveys require accuracy inexcess of 1 in 5,000, the angular directions shall be represented indegrees, minutes, and seconds.All angular directions shall bereferenced to the principal meridian;(M)Astatement shall be shown on the map or plat to indicate the type ofequipment used to obtain the linear and angular measurements used in thepreparation of the map or plat; and(N)Allmaps or plats shall show the state plane coordinates of at least twopermanent monuments thereon, when a National Geodetic Survey monument iswithin 500 feet of any point on the property mapped or platted, or anypoint of reference shown thereon.(c)Ifthe plat meets the requirements of subsections (b) and (d) of this Codesection, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the superior court to fileand record such map or plat or blueprint, tracing, photostatic copy, orother copy of a map or plat.(d)Wheneverthe municipal planning commission, the county planning commission, themunicipal-county planning commission, or, if no such planning commissionexists, the appropriate municipal or county governing authorityprepares and adopts subdivision regulations, and upon receiving approvalthereon by the appropriate governing authority, then no plat ofsubdivision of land within the municipality or the county shall be filedor recorded in the office of the clerk of the superior court of acounty without the approval thereon of the municipal or county planningcommission or governing authority and without such approval having beenentered in writing on the plat by the secretary of the municipal orcounty planning commission or governing authority.The clerk of thesuperior court shall not file or record a plat of subdivision which doesnot have the approval of the municipal or county planning commission orgoverning authority as required by this subsection. Notwithstanding anyother provision of this subsection to the contrary, no approval shallbe required if no new streets or roads are created or no new utilityimprovements are required or no new sanitary sewer or approval of aseptic tank is required.Any plat of survey containing thereon acertification from the licensed surveyor that the provisions relative tothis subsection do not require approval shall entitle said plat torecord.
Loading...
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Volume:
  • Mute
  • Half
  • Max
  • O.C.G.A. 15-6-67 (2010)
    15-6-67. Recordation of maps and plats; specifications


    (a) The clerk of the superior court shall file and record in his office maps or plats relating to real estate in the county.

    (b) Maps or plats to be filed and recorded in the office of the clerk of the superior court shall be prepared in accordance with the following minimum standards and specifications:

    (1) Material.

    (A) Any such maps or plats shall be a good legible copy, such as a blue, white, or other commercial print reproduced from an original.

    (B) The minimum line widths and letter or character heights delineated on such maps or plats shall be as follows:

    (i) Maps or plats drawn on 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch or 8 1/2 inch by 14 inch tracings shall have a minimum line width of 0.010 inches and a minimum letter or character height of 0.080 inches;

    (ii) Maps or plats drawn on 11 inch by 17 inch tracings shall have a minimum line width of 0.010 inches and minimum letter or character height of 0.080 inches; or

    (iii) Maps or plats drawn on 17 inch by 22 inch or 24 inch by 36 inch tracings shall have a minimum line width of 0.013 inches and a minimum letter or character height of 0.080 inches.

    (C) In counties using microfilming procedures, when a map or plat is filed for record the original drawing, which shall not be larger than 24 inches by 36 inches, shall be submitted to the clerk for microfilming and a legible copy, which shall not be larger than 17 inches by 22 inches, shall be filed for record; provided, however, that a full-size positive copy of the original may be tendered and used for microfilming. The clerk shall enter the filing date, plat book number, and page number on the original drawing and return the original drawing to the land surveyor or the person filing the same for record;

    (2) Caption. The maps or plats shall have a title or name which shall be contained in the caption, and the caption shall also provide the following information:

    (A) The county, city, town, or village, land district and land lot, and subdivision, if the property lies within a particular subdivision;

    (B) The date of plat preparation;

    (C) The scale, stated and shown graphically;

    (D) The name, address, telephone number, and registration number of the land surveyor or the statement that he is the county surveyor and is not required by law to be a registered surveyor; and

    (E) All reproductions of original maps or plats shall bear the original signature, in black ink, of the registrant placed across the registration seal in order to be a valid or recordable map or plat;

    (3) Size. Maps or plats shall not be less than 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches and not larger than can be recorded without folding;

    (4) Data. Maps or plats shall be made in a professional manner and in accordance with the standards of good drafting procedures and shall show the following information, as specified:

    (A) All maps or plats shall show the direction and distance from a point of reference to a point on the boundary of the individual survey, and such additional data as may be required to relocate the boundary point from the point of reference with the same degree of accuracy required of the parcel surveyed. The point of reference shall be an established, monumented position which can be identified or relocated from maps, plats, or other documents on public record;

    (B) All maps or plats of boundary surveys or subdivision surveys shall show bearings of all lines of the boundary or lot lines, and distances of all boundary or lot lines, and area of the parcels expressed in acres or square feet;

    (C) All maps or plats of boundary surveys shall show the closure precision of the field survey as the ratio of one foot to the traversed distance in which an error of one foot would occur and a statement as to the method of adjustment. The closure may be stated as follows:
    "The field data upon which this map or plat is based has a closure
    precision of one foot in feet, and an angular error of per
    angle point, and was adjusted using rule";

    (D) All maps or plats of boundary surveys shall show the closure precision of the data shown on the map or plat. The closure may be stated as follows:
    "This map or plat has been calculated for closure and is found to
    be accurate within one foot in feet";

    (E) All maps or plats shall show the width and the former widths, if pertinent, of all rights of way adjacent to or crossing the property or adjacent to any point of reference;

    (F) All maps or plats shall show easements and apparent encroachments, if pertinent;

    (G) In the case of curved lines, the curve shall be defined by curve data to include the radius, arc length, chord bearing, and distance for regular curves. Chord distances and directions shall be given for irregular curves;

    (H) All land lot lines, land district lines, land section lines, and city, county, and state boundaries intersecting or adjacent to the surveyed property shall be indicated by lines drawn upon the map or plat with appropriate words and figures;

    (I) All corner markers and markers of pertinent reference points shall be fully described and indicated as to their material or types and shall be constructed of a permanent material such as iron, steel, concrete, or stone;

    (J) An arrow shall be shown on the map or plat to indicate the principal meridian, and a notation shall be made as to the reference of bearings to magnetic north, astronomic north, or grid north. A grid north reference shall indicate the zone;

    (K) All linear distances shown on maps or plats shall be horizontal;

    (L) All angular directions shown on maps or plats shall be represented in degrees and minutes. Where plats state or surveys require accuracy in excess of 1 in 5,000, the angular directions shall be represented in degrees, minutes, and seconds. All angular directions shall be referenced to the principal meridian;

    (M) A statement shall be shown on the map or plat to indicate the type of equipment used to obtain the linear and angular measurements used in the preparation of the map or plat; and

    (N) All maps or plats shall show the state plane coordinates of at least two permanent monuments thereon, when a National Geodetic Survey monument is within 500 feet of any point on the property mapped or platted, or any point of reference shown thereon.

    (c) If the plat meets the requirements of subsections (b) and (d) of this Code section, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the superior court to file and record such map or plat or blueprint, tracing, photostatic copy, or other copy of a map or plat.

    (d) Whenever the municipal planning commission, the county planning commission, the municipal-county planning commission, or, if no such planning commission exists, the appropriate municipal or county governing authority prepares and adopts subdivision regulations, and upon receiving approval thereon by the appropriate governing authority, then no plat of subdivision of land within the municipality or the county shall be filed or recorded in the office of the clerk of the superior court of a county without the approval thereon of the municipal or county planning commission or governing authority and without such approval having been entered in writing on the plat by the secretary of the municipal or county planning commission or governing authority. The clerk of the superior court shall not file or record a plat of subdivision which does not have the approval of the municipal or county planning commission or governing authority as required by this subsection. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection to the contrary, no approval shall be required if no new streets or roads are created or no new utility improvements are required or no new sanitary sewer or approval of a septic tank is required. Any plat of survey containing thereon a certification from the licensed surveyor that the provisions relative to this subsection do not require approval shall entitle said plat to record.

    Georgia Forms by Issue

    Georgia Abortion Forms
    Georgia Children/Juvenile Forms
    Georgia Court Forms
    > Magistrate
    Georgia Family Forms
    Georgia Name Change Forms
    Georgia Tax Forms

    Georgia Law

    Georgia State Laws
        > Georgia Child Support
        > Georgia Gun Laws
        > Georgia Statutes
    Georgia Court
        > Furman v. Georgia
        > Gregg v. Georgia
        > Worcester v. Georgia
    Georgia State
        > Georgia Counties
    Georgia Tax
        > Georgia State Tax
    Georgia Labor Laws
        > Georgia Unemployment
    Georgia Agencies
        > Better Business Bureau Georgia
        > Georgia Department of Corrections
        > Georgia Department of Education
        > Georgia Department of Labor
        > Georgia Department of Revenue
        > Georgia DMV
        > Georgia Real Estate Commission
        > Georgia Secretary of State
        > Georgia Secretary of State Corporation

    Georgia Court Map

    Operation Confirm
    Are you sure you want to delete it?
      
    Tips