2016 Mississippi Code
Title 19 - Counties and County Officers
Chapter 27 - Surveyors and Surveys
§ 19-27-5. Record of surveys

MS Code § 19-27-5 (2016) What's This?

Each county surveyor shall record, in a suitable book to be provided by the board of supervisors and to be kept in the office of the clerk of the chancery court, all surveys made by him and his deputies, except such as are made for a temporary purpose, and surveys of roads and of city, village, or town plats. He shall record the survey of any other surveyor which shall be made in his county by order of a court. The course and distance of all lines run and the number of acres contained in each piece of land surveyed shall be entered on the diagram of any section subdivided according to the survey thereof, and shall be considered a part of the record. The record shall show, in addition, the time when, by whom, and for whom such survey was made, a description of all the witness trees or monuments marked on the survey, with their respective bearings and distances, and the variation of the magnetic from the true meridian. He shall cause a true map or plat thereof to be made, of the form and size indicated in this chapter in regard to maps or plats of cities, towns or villages, or additions thereto, so far as may be applicable. The surveys made by him and the surveys made by any other surveyors as herein referred to shall be recorded in the same manner as provided herein for the record of maps or plats of cities, towns, or villages, or additions thereto. He shall keep the record accurately indexed, referring in a suitable manner to each survey or map or plat so recorded. The lines and distances of all surveys shall be in miles, or subdivisions thereof, yards, feet and inches.

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