Recording of Surveys
I personally would like to see legislation in Oklahoma for
recording Surveys. I have worked is various states that require recording of all
surveys. I feel that we should at least consider legislation requiring a survey
to be conducted and be recorded for any parcel that is segregated or subdivided
from a deeded parcel for the purpose of conveying ownership.
This one item would be beneficial to property owners,
abstract / title companies, county assessors, etc. The recorded survey would
become a part of the documents in the “Chain of Title” for a parcel. I realize
that some of the metropolitan areas have zoning regulations that may address
this issue to some degree. The remainder of the state does not have such a mechanism
to protect property rights.
I have spoken to Real Estate agents, County Assessors,
County Clerks who are very much in favor of such legislation. They are all
waiting on the Survey Profession to initiate the process for bringing about
Where is our Society at on this issue? What are your
thoughts and felling on this?