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Texas Laws | Natural Resources Code
NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 2. PUBLIC DOMAIN

(b) Not later than July 30, 2021, the commission shall issue a final report to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and appropriate committees of the legislature. (349)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1064 (H.B. 3212), Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 2013. (350)

Amended by: (351)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 94 (H.B. 908), Sec. 2, eff. May 23, 2015. (352)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 82 (H.B. 641), Sec. 1, eff. May 23, 2017. (353)

Sec. 12.058. EXPIRATION OF SUBCHAPTER. (354)(Text)

This subchapter expires December 31, 2021. (355)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1064 (H.B. 3212), Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 2013. (356)

Amended by: (357)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 94 (H.B. 908), Sec. 3, eff. May 23, 2015. (358)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 82 (H.B. 641), Sec. 2, eff. May 23, 2017. (359)

SUBTITLE B. SURVEYS AND SURVEYORS (360)(Text)

CHAPTER 21. SURVEYS AND FIELD NOTES (361)(Text)
Sec. 21.001. DEFINITIONS. (362)(Text)

In this chapter: (363)

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the General Land Office. (364)

(2) "Land office" means the General Land Office. (365)

(3) "Navigable stream" means a stream which retains an average width of 30 feet from the mouth up. (366)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2355, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (367)

SUBCHAPTER B. SURVEYS (368)(Text)
Sec. 21.011. SURVEYS OF PUBLIC LAND. (369)(Text)

Each survey of public land shall be made under authority of law and by a surveyor duly appointed, elected, or licensed and qualified. (370)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2355, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (371)

Sec. 21.012. SURVEYS ON NAVIGABLE STREAMS. (372)(Text)

(a) If the circumstances of the lines previously surveyed under the law will permit, land surveyed for individuals, lying on a navigable stream, shall front one-half of the square on the stream with the line running at right angles with the general course of the stream. (373)

(b) A navigable stream may not be crossed by the lines of a survey. (374)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2355, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (375)

Sec. 21.013. SURVEYS NOT ON A NAVIGABLE STREAM. (376)(Text)

Surveys that are not made on navigable streams shall be in a square as far as lines previously surveyed will permit. (377)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2355, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (378)

Sec. 21.014. SURVEY FOR DIVISION LINE. (379)(Text)

(a) Before running a division line between two settlers or occupants claiming land, the surveyor shall give written notice to the interested parties. (380)

(b) A survey made contrary to the true intent and meaning of this section is invalid. (381)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2356, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (382)

SUBCHAPTER C. FIELD NOTES (383)(Text)
Sec. 21.041. FIELD NOTES OF A SURVEY OF PUBLIC LAND. (384)(Text)

The field notes of a survey of public land shall state: (385)

(1) the county in which the land is located; (386)

(2) the authority under which the survey is made and a true description of the survey; (387)

(3) the land by proper field notes with the necessary calls and connections for identification, observing the Spanish measurement by varas; (388)

(4) a diagram of the survey; (389)

(5) the State Plane Coordinates based on the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 or the Texas Coordinate System of 1983 values for the beginning point on the survey with appropriate reference to zone, mapping angle, grid distances, acreage and the N.G.S. Station to which the survey is tied; (390)

(6) the names of the field survey personnel; (391)

(7) the date the survey was made; and (392)

(8) the signature of the surveyor. (393)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2356, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 624, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (394)

Sec. 21.042. SURVEYOR'S CERTIFICATION. (395)(Text)

(a) The surveyor shall certify officially: (396)

(1) to the correctness of the survey; (397)

(2) that the survey was made according to law; (398)

(3) that the survey was actually made in the field; and (399)

(4) that the field notes are duly recorded, giving the book and page. (400)

(b) If the survey was made by a deputy, the county surveyor shall certify officially that: (401)

(1) he has examined the field notes; (402)

(2) he finds them correct; and (403)

(3) he has determined that the survey is duly recorded, giving the book and page of record. (404)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2356, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (405)

Sec. 21.043. LOST FIELD NOTES. (406)(Text)

(a) If the original field notes of an authorized survey are lost or destroyed, the owner or his agent may obtain a certified copy of the record from the county surveyor on making an affidavit of the loss or destruction and filing it in the office of the county surveyor where the survey was recorded. (407)

(b) The certified copy shall be as valid as the original record and shall secure to the owner all the rights before the commissioner that the original would have secured. (408)

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