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Legal Description

a detailed way of describing a parcel of land for documents such as deeds & mortgages that will be accepted in a court of law.

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Survey

the process by which boundries are measured by calculating the dimensions and area to determine the exact location of a piece of land

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Legally sufficient

if the surveyor can locate the parcel based upon the survey.

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Methods of describing property

Metes-and-Bounds
Rectangular or government survey
Lot and Block (recorded plat)

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Metes-and-Bounds

measure linear directions. relies on physical features to determine the boundaries and measurements of the parcel.

Starts at a designated place on the parcel, goes all the way around the parcel and ends where it began.

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Point of Beginning

(POB) The point of beginning in a Metes-and-Bounds measurement.

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Monuments

are fixed objects used to identify the POB all corners of the parcel or ends of boundary segments, and the locations of intersecting boundaries.

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Rectangular Survey System

aka the government survey system, divides the land into rectangles.

based on Principal Meridians which run North and south and base lines which run East and West.

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Township lines

Lines running easy and west parallel to the base line and six miles apart.

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tiers

strips of land in a township

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Townships

Are numbered the same way a field is plowed; right to left, left to right, right to left and so on.

Each township is divided into 36 sections
Each section is one square mile or 640 acres.
43,560 sq ft in each acre.

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Section 16

designated as the school district

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Lot-and-Block

(recorded plat) This system uses lot and block numbers referred to in the plat map filed in the public records of the county where the land is located.

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Datum

a point. line or surface from which elevations are measured or indicated.

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Benchmarks

are monuments that have been established as permanent reference points throughout the US