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

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2356, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (409)

Sec. 21.044. INCORRECT FIELD NOTES. (410)(Text)

(a) The commissioner shall have a plain statement of errors in any field notes submitted to the land office, together with a sketch of the map, forwarded by mail, or personally by the interested party, to the surveyor who made the survey, with a request to correct and return the field notes and map. (411)

(b) The surveyor shall correct and return the field notes and map at once without further charge. (412)

(c) If the conflict exists only on the map or in the field notes, the surveyor need only officially certify to the facts and furnish a true sketch of the survey with its connections. (413)

(d) This section does not require the commissioner or a surveyor to make a new survey of land or a portion of the land after a survey of the land is accepted by the commissioner for filing in the official records of the land office. (414)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2356, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (415)

Amended by: (416)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 160 (H.B. 3340), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005. (417)

SUBCHAPTER D. TEXAS COORDINATE SYSTEMS (418)(Text)
Sec. 21.071. ADOPTION OF COORDINATE SYSTEMS. (419)(Text)

(a) The systems of plane coordinates which have been established by the National Oceanic Survey/National Geodetic Survey for defining and stating the positions or locations of points on the surface of the earth within the State of Texas are adopted and will be known and designated as the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 and the Texas Coordinate System of 1983. (420)

(b) Each system is a separate system and must be used as a separate system. (421)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2357, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (422)

Sec. 21.072. PURPOSE AND LIMITATIONS OF COORDINATE SYSTEMS. (423)(Text)

(a) The only purpose for adopting the Texas Coordinate System of 1927 and the Texas Coordinate System of 1983 is to recognize a system for use in the State of Texas to definitely ascertain positions on the surface of the earth. (424)

(b) Except as provided in Section 21.041 of this code, the use of a system is not required, and the provisions of this subchapter shall not be construed to set aside or disturb any corner or survey already established. (425)

(c) The use of the term "Texas Coordinate System" on a map, report, survey, or other document is limited to coordinates based on a Texas Coordinate System as defined in this subchapter. (426)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2357, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 624, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (427)

Sec. 21.073. DIVISION OF STATE INTO ZONES. (428)(Text)

For the purpose of using a system, the state is divided into five zones: (429)

(1) the North Zone; (430)

(2) the North Central Zone; (431)

(3) the Central Zone; (432)

(4) the South Central Zone; and (433)

(5) the South Zone. (434)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 2357, ch. 871, art. I, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 616, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (435)

Sec. 21.074. AREA WITHIN ZONES. (436)(Text)

(a) The area included in the following counties constitutes the North Zone: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler. (437)

(b) The area included in the following counties constitutes the North Central Zone: Andrews, Archer, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Bowie, Callahan, Camp, Cass, Clay, Cochran, Collin, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dallas, Dawson, Delta, Denton, Dickens, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Franklin, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Gregg, Hale, Hardeman, Harrison, Haskell, Henderson, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, Kent, King, Knox, Lamar, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Marion, Martin, Mitchell, Montague, Morris, Motley, Navarro, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Scurry, Shackelford, Smith, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Tarrant, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, and Young. (438)

(c) The area included in the following counties constitutes the Central Zone: Anderson, Angelina, Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Cherokee, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Falls, Freestone, Gillespie, Glasscock, Grimes, Hamilton, Hardin, Houston, Hudspeth, Irion, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Kimble, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Llano, Loving, McLennan, McCulloch, Madison, Mason, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Pecos, Polk, Reagan, Reeves, Robertson, Runnels, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upton, Walker, Ward, Washington, Williamson, and Winkler. (439)

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