|A map must be presented to the Review Officer unless:
47-30(f)(11) b or c is applicable,
- the map is a municipal boundary plat, annexation map, highway R-O-W plan, or roadway corrdor map, or
- the map is an attachment containing the non-certified survey statement.
|Provide the plat to the review officer for review|
|Expeditious Review -- GS
47-30.2(b) The review officer is responsible for reviewing plats in a timely manner. The review officer examines the
plat for compliance after all approvals and certificates have been affixed to the plat. This is the last step before the
plat is recorded by the register.
|Size requrements GS
47-30(a) Size of plat must meet the register of deeds' requirements; plats must have a minimum 1.5" border on the left
side and a minimum 0.5" border on the other sides.
||Surveyor must submit the map on the proper size.|
47-30(b) Plat must be reproducible so legible copies can be made.
||Surveyor is responsible for making sure that the plat is submitted on the proper material as stated in
Proper material is ink on mylar or archivable material -- no paper, sepia, velum, linen, etc.|
|Title Block GS
47-30(c) Title block information required by statute must be shown.
- Name of owner
- Property designation
- Township, county, state
- Date or dates the survey was made
- Scale or scale ratio
- Name and address of the surveyor or firm preparing the plat
|The surveyor is responsible for putting all the required information in the title block.|
|The existance of the surveyor's certificate as to land use regulations, one of the five choices per
If the surveyor certifies to choice 11 b or c, the plat may be recorded without review officer approval. If the surveyor
includes the language in the certificate but does not certify the specific provisions that apply, they plat cannot be
||Surveyor must include the certificate per GS
|The presence of the surveyor's original signature, seal, and registration number as prescribed in
GS 47-30(d), but
a map prepared before October 1, 1997 that meets the signing and certification requirements of the statute at that time can
be recorded. Sticky-back seals may not be used, but computer-generated seals are acceptable.
||Provide all information on plat as required under the statute|
|The review officer is responsible for making sure that the plat contains control corners when required by
(A plat of land subdivided for purposes of sale and on which streets have been laid off) but does not question the quality
or number of control corners used by the surveyor.
||Control Corners -- GS
39-32.3 A plat of land subdivided for purposes of sale and on which streets have been laid off must show control corners.|
|DOT approval -- GS
136-102.6 A plat of land that shows lots subdivided for sale on which there is a new public street or a change in an
existing street must have the approval of the local district engineer of the Division of Highways. The review officer must
make sure that all new streets and changes in existing streets are designated either public or private.
||The surveyor is responsible for making sure the plat has been approved by DOT before it is submitted for review by the
|Subdivision Ordinaces -- GS 153A-332 and GS
160A-373. In cities and counties with subdivision ordinances, all subdivision plats must show planning agency approval
before the plats can be recorded. The review officer is responsible for making sure the proper unit has approved the plat
but the review officer does not review the approving authority's work.
||The surveyor is responsible for making sure that the appropriate planning agency has approved the plat before it is
submitted to the review officer.|
47-30(m) and (n) Maps attached to deeds must be no larger than 8.5" by 14" and
- be prepared by a survey and contain the surveyor's original signature and seal; or
- be a certified copy of a map having an original signature and seal; or
- contain the statement "THIS MAP IS NOT A CERTIFIED SURVEY AND HAS NOT BEEN REVIEWED BY A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY FOR
COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS."
|Prepare map as required by statute|
|Exemption to GS
47-30 Maps prepared by a surveyor who is deceased at the time the map is presented for recording is exempt from the
requirements of that statute, but not other statutes related to plat review.
It is the responsibility of the person presenting the plat to prove to the Review Officer that the plat was prepared but not
recorded prior to the death of a registered land surveyor.|
||Course and distance of property lines surveyed|
||Distances, horizontal or grid|
||Information about curved lines|
||Names of adjacent landowners|
||Right of ways, watercourses, utilities, roadways|