Notice: Surveyor of Record Affidavit
NOTICE OF BOUNDARY SURVEY–CERTAIN LAND GRANTS
A measure signed into law during the 2010 Legislative session strengthens the ability of certain land grants in the state to contest land surveys conducted on or near their common lands. Senate Judiciary Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 41 (Chapter 6) enacts a new section of the Engineering and Surveying Practice Act to require that when boundary surveys are conducted on lands within or bordering the common lands of a land grant governed and operating pursuant to Chapter 49, Article 6, 7, 8 or 10 NMSA 1978, the surveyor will give written notice by certified mail to the board of trustees or commissioners of the land grant prior to recording the boundary survey or plat with the county clerk. Boundary surveys or plats that are recorded without providing such notice will be considered invalid.
The land grants affected by the new law include:
- the Las Vegas land grant in San Miguel county;
- La Merced del Manzano in Torrance county;
- the Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Fernando y Santiago land grant in Rio Arriba county; and
- the Tecolote land grant in San Miguel county.
The above was obtained from the NM Legislative website (New Mexico Legislature – 2010 Highlights).
Senate Bill 41 – NOTICE TO LAND GRANTS OF NEARBY SURVEYS
House Bill 34 – TECOLOTE LAND GRANT MANAGEMENT (2013 Legislative Session)