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Surveys Act

Description

The Act provides standards and procedures that govern land surveys conducted within Alberta. These provisions do not apply to surveys of land administered by the Government of Canada, such as in national parks and First Nation Reserves. Under the authority of the Act, property boundaries governing the extent of interest in land are maintained and preserved within the land survey system. The Act provides the authority and means for the continued establishment of the provincial land survey system within territory not surveyed. The Act outlines the responsibilities and authority given to the Minister and more specifically to the Director of Surveys for the coordination of the establishment, maintenance and preservation of the land survey system and other related activities. Other major components include the instructions for surveying of official plans, Metis Lands, natural boundaries, re-establishing lost monuments, requirements pertaining to registering plans, methods available to correct survey errors (including appointing a board to review alleged survey errors), the right given to land surveyors to enter private property for surveying purposes, and the public liabilities for interfering with land surveyors during their professional duties or for the removal/destruction of survey monuments. Also coordinates the establishment and maintenance of a land related information system network, a mapping system and cartographic services.

Updated

May 27, 2013

Tags
legislation real property law

Title and publication information

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Queen's Printer

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-05-27

Date Added

2017-02-01T16:53:29.370033

Date Modified

2013-05-27

Date Issued

2013-05-27

Identifiers

ISBN (print)

9780779773039

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Queen's Printer

Contact Email

qp@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

780-427-4952