2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
502. Bureau of Conveyances; Recording
502-18 Description; lot subdivisions.

HI Rev Stat § 502-18 (2015) What's This?


Sections 502-11 to 502-27 designated as Part III and part heading amended by L 2009, c 102, §2(4).

§502-18 Description; lot subdivisions. A metes and bounds description of the exterior boundaries of the parcel or parcels of land sought to be registered as a file plan shall be written upon the plan, or printed or typewritten on unruled good quality white paper 13 inches long by 8 1/2 inches wide, shall be filed in duplicate with the file plan, and shall be dated and signed by the surveyor making the field survey, or under whose supervision the field survey was executed. The boundaries of the land platted shall be described as running from left to right (clockwise) and the azimuth system shall be used in designating the courses of the survey with zero or 360 degrees at due South; 90 degrees at due West; 180 degrees at due North; 270 degrees at due East. Any printed or typewritten description filed separately with the file plan shall be recorded in the registry system and the book and page thereof noted on the file plan. Expense of recordation shall be charged to the owner. The initial point in the description shall clearly show the connection with the government triangulation system, and all outside corners of the tract shall be substantially marked by monuments in the ground, where practicable. In all cases where tracts of land are subdivided into lots, with the intention of conveying separate lots by lot number and reference to the plat, it is necessary to show the true azimuths and lengths of all principal lines, the lot areas, and a sufficient number of durable monuments shall be placed in the ground so as to accurately identify each lot. [L 1905, c 23, §2; am L 1915, c 68, §2; RL 1925, §3135; am L 1931, c 63, §3; RL 1935, §5121; RL 1945, §12721; am L 1951, c 200, §1; RL 1955, §343-12; HRS §502-18]

Cross References

References to book and page, see §502-31.5.

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