2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 215/ - Permanent Survey Act.

(765 ILCS 215/0.01) (from Ch. 133, par. 10.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Permanent Survey Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(765 ILCS 215/1) (from Ch. 133, par. 11)
Sec. 1. Whenever the owner or owners of adjacent tracts of land shall desire to establish permanently the lines and corners thereof between them, he, she or they may enter into a written agreement to employ and abide by the survey of some surveyor, and after said survey is completed, a plat thereof with a description of all corners and lines plainly marked thereon, together with the written agreement of the parties, shall be recorded in the recorder's office of the county where the lands are situated; and the lines and corners of said survey so made and recorded, shall be binding upon the parties entering into said agreement, their heirs, successors and assigns, and shall never be changed.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)


(765 ILCS 215/2) (from Ch. 133, par. 12)
Sec. 2. Whenever one or more proprietors of lands in this state, the corners and boundaries of whose lands are lost, destroyed, or are in dispute, or who are desirous of having said corners and boundaries permanently re-established, and who will not enter into an agreement as provided by section one of this act, it shall be lawful for said proprietor or proprietors that they shall cause a notice, in writing, to be served on the owner or owners of adjacent tract or tracts, if known, and residing in this state; or if not known or not residing in this state, by publishing in a public newspaper published in such county, and if no newspaper shall be published, then by posting up in four different public places in said county a written or printed notice to the effect that, on a return day named therein, which shall not be later than sixty days from the date of such notice, he, she or they will make application to the circuit court of the county in which said lands are situated, for the appointment of a commission of surveyors to make survey of and to permanently establish said corners and boundaries, which notice shall be posted up at least four weeks before the time appointed for said application, and one of said notices shall be in the precinct or township in which said corners and boundaries are situated. If personal service is had on the owner or owners of adjacent lands the same shall be made at least ten days prior to the day of application named in the notice and if notice is given by publication in a newspaper the same shall be published therein once each week for three successive weeks, the first publication to be at least four weeks before the day of application named in the notice.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 1105.)


(765 ILCS 215/3) (from Ch. 133, par. 13)
Sec. 3. Upon the filing of proper petition and proof of due notice as aforesaid, the said court shall appoint a commission of three surveyors, entirely disinterested, to make said survey, who shall proceed to make said survey and report their proceedings to the said court, as soon as may be accompanied by a plat and notes of said survey; said commission of surveyors shall be authorized to administer an oath, and take the evidence of, and incorporate the same with their survey, of any person who may be able to identify any original government or other legally established corner or witness thereto, or government line, tree or other noted object, and all stone corners or other monuments that have been in existence over twenty years, and recognized as original government corners by the adjoining proprietors.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 1105.)


(765 ILCS 215/4) (from Ch. 133, par. 14)
Sec. 4. Upon the filing of the report, any person whose interest may be affected by the survey shall be at liberty to enter his objections to the report, and the court shall hear and determine the objection, and enter an order or judgment either approving or rejecting the report, or modifying and amending the same according to the rights and interests of the parties, or may refer the same back to the commission to correct their report and survey in conformity with the judgment of the court; or the court may, for good reason, set aside the commission, and appoint a new commission, who shall proceed de novo, and survey and determine the boundaries and corners of the lands in question. The corners and boundaries established in the survey as approved in the final judgment of the courts, if not appealed according to the Supreme Court Rules, shall be held and considered as permanently and unalterably established according to the survey. The expenses and costs of the surveys and suit shall be apportioned among all the parties, according to their respective interests.
(Source: P.A. 79-1365.)


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