2020 Maryland Statutes
Real Property
Title 13 - Land Patents
Subtitle 3 - Application and Issuance of Warrant; Valuation of Land
Section 13-302 - Manner of Application

    (a)    The application shall be in writing and contain:

        (1)    The name and address of the applicant;

        (2)    The name and address of each person, other than the applicant, who would obtain a direct or indirect title interest in the land for which the patent is sought if the patent were issued to the applicant;

        (3)    Each county and election district in which any portion of the land for which the patent is sought is located;

        (4)    As to the land for which the patent is sought, a description of any vacant land, which description need not be referenced by metes and bounds, and a separate description of any land owned by the applicant, each of which descriptions:

            (i)    Shall include the estimated area covered by it; and

            (ii)    Shall be made by specific reference to the names and addresses of the owners of each adjoining tract or parcel of land;

        (5)    If a warrant to resurvey is requested, an officially certified copy of the instrument by which the applicant acquired fee-simple title and, if the instrument does not contain a metes-and-bounds description of the land, an officially certified copy of the last instrument in the chain of title of the applicant which contains that description;

        (6)    As to the land described in the application, the name and address of:

            (i)    Each person or governmental body that, to the best of the knowledge, information, and belief of all persons signing the application, possesses any portion of the land under claim of title;

            (ii)    Each person who, to the best of the knowledge, information, and belief of all persons signing the application, possesses any portion of the land under claim of ownership in a manner that, either directly or by tacking, is actual, open, notorious, exclusive, and continuous and uninterrupted for the 20 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application; and

            (iii)    The State or any agency of the State that, to the best of the knowledge, information, and belief of all persons signing the application, uses any portion of the land for public purposes or claims that any portion of the land is required for public purposes;

        (7)    A statement that, except for those named under item (6) of this subsection, to the best of the knowledge, information, and belief of all persons signing the application:

            (i)    No person or governmental body possesses any portion of the land under claim of title;

            (ii)    No person possesses any portion of the land under claim of ownership in a manner that, either directly or by tacking, is actual, open, notorious, exclusive, and continuous and uninterrupted for the 20 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application; and

            (iii)    Neither the State nor any agency of the State uses any portion of the land for public purposes or claims that any portion of the land is required for public purposes;

        (8)    The name and address of the surveyor to whom the warrant is to be directed, together with a description of any family, business, or financial relationship between the surveyor and all persons signing the application;

        (9)    Any name to be given the land to be surveyed;

        (10)    Any other information the Commissioner requires under a rule or regulation adopted under § 13-203 of this title; and

        (11)    A request for the issuance of a warrant to survey or a warrant to resurvey and the subsequent issuance of a patent for the land described in the application.

    (b)    The application shall be signed and verified by the applicant and by each person required to be named under subsection (a)(2) of this section.

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