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32-2181.02. Exempt sales and leases

A. The following are exempt under this article:

1. The sale or lease in bulk of six or more lots, parcels or fractional interests to one buyer in one transaction.

2. The sale or lease of lots or parcels of one hundred sixty acres or more.

B. The following are exempt from section 32-2181, subsection A and section 32-2183, subsection A:

1. The sale or lease of parcels, lots, units or spaces that are zoned and restricted to commercial or industrial uses.

2. The sale or lease of lots or parcels located in a single platted subdivision by a subdivider if:

(a) A public report has been issued within the past two years pursuant to this article on the subdivision lots or parcels.

(b) The subdivision meets all current requirements otherwise required of a subdivision under this article.

(c) The method of sale or lease of lots or parcels meets all current requirements under this article.

(d) The lots or parcels are included on a recorded subdivision plat that is approved by a municipal or county government.

(e) All roads within the subdivision, all utilities to the lots or parcels being offered for sale or lease and all other required improvements within the subdivision, other than a residence to be built, are complete, paid for and free of any blanket encumbrances.

(f) The roads, utilities or other improvements are not complete, but the completion of all improvements is assured pursuant to section 32-2183, subsection F.

(g) Except for matters relating to ownership, there have been no material changes to the information set forth in the most recent public report issued for the subdivision lots that would require an amendment to the public report.

(h) No owner of a ten per cent or greater interest, subdivider, director, partner, agent, officer or developer of the subdivision has:

(i) Been convicted of a felony or any crime involving theft, dishonesty, violence against another person, fraud or real estate, regardless of whether the convictions were subsequently expunged.

(ii) Had a civil judgment entered against the person in a case involving allegations of misrepresentation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation, dishonesty or, if the subject matter involved real property, securities or investments.

(iii) Had a business or professional license, including a real estate license, denied, suspended or revoked or voluntarily surrendered a business or professional license during the course of an investigative or disciplinary proceeding or other disciplinary action taken in this state or any other state.

(i) The sale of the subdivided lands violates no laws or ordinances of any governmental authority.

(j) Before the buyer's or lessee's execution of a purchase contract or lease, the subdivider has provided the buyer or lessee with a copy of the most recent public report on the lot and has taken a receipt from the buyer for the copy.

(k) The subdivider has provided to the buyer or lessee, along with the public report, a signed statement that the subdivider has reviewed and is in compliance with the terms of the exemption provided in this paragraph.

(l) Before sale or lease, the subdivider has notified the commissioner, on a form provided by the department, of the subdivider's intent to sell or lease lots or parcels pursuant to this paragraph. The notice shall include:

(i) The name, address and telephone number of the subdivider.

(ii) The name, address and telephone number of any real estate broker retained by the subdivider to make sales or leases of the lots.

(iii) The name and location of the subdivision.

(iv) The most recent subdivision public report reference number on the lots.

(v) The completion status of subdivision improvements.

3. The conveyance to a person who previously conveyed the lot to a home builder for the purpose of constructing a dwelling for the person.

4. The sale or lease by a person of individual lots or parcels that were separately acquired by the person from different persons and that were not acquired for the purpose of development if:

(a) The lots or parcels are not located in a platted subdivision.

(b) Each lot or parcel bears the same legal description that it bore when the lot or parcel was acquired by the person.

(c) The seller or lessor is in compliance with all other applicable state and local government requirements.

5. The sale of an improved lot in a subdivision that is located outside of this state if:

(a) The subdivision is located within the United States and the sale is exempt from the interstate land sales full disclosure act (P.L. 90-448; 82 Stat. 590; 15 United States Code sections 1701 through 1720).

(b) The subdivider is required by the state where the subdivision is located to deliver a public report or equivalent disclosure document to prospective purchasers and the subdivider delivers the report or equivalent disclosure document.

6. The sale of an improved lot in a subdivision located in this state where five or more sales were previously made by the seller if:

(a) The sale is the seller's first or second sale in the subdivision within the previous twelve month period.

(b) The subdivision is located within the corporate limits of a town or city.

(c) Electricity and telephone service are complete and available to the improved lot.

(d) Water and sewage service is complete and available to the improved lot.

(e) Streets and roads located outside of the subdivision provide permanent access to the subdivision and are complete and maintained by the county, town or city, or by a legally created and operational property owners' association.

(f) Streets within the subdivision are dedicated, provide permanent access to the lot, are complete to town or city standards and are maintained by the town or city or, in the case of private streets, a legally created and operational property owners' association accepts the responsibility of perpetual maintenance.

(g) All subdivision common area improvements, including landscaping, recreational facilities and other jointly used and maintained improvements, are complete and maintained by a legally created and operational property owners' association.

(h) The purchaser's down payment, earnest money, deposit or other advanced money is placed and held in a neutral escrow depository in this state until escrow closes and the deed is delivered to the purchaser.

(i) Within the previous twelve months the seller has not had an ownership interest in more than two lots in the subdivision, including an interest by option, an agreement for sale, a beneficial interest under a trust or a purchase contract.

C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to increase, decrease or otherwise affect any rights or powers granted the commissioner under this chapter.

D. This section does not apply to lands on which the commissioner has issued orders pursuant to sections 32-2154 and 32-2157 and section 32-2183, subsection M unless the commissioner has issued a public report on those lands subsequent to the date of the orders.

E. Nothing in this section shall be construed to increase, to decrease or to otherwise affect any rights or powers granted to political subdivisions of this state with respect to their jurisdictions.