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RULE §7.4Corrected Patents

Except for correcting a scrivener's error, corrected patents will not be issued unless the following conditions are satisfied:

  (1) Sufficient surveying must be performed on the ground in order to identify the original boundaries of the subject survey and the survey or surveys with which it conflicts.

  (2) The survey work must be done by or under the direct control and supervision of a licensed state land surveyor or the county surveyor of the county in which the land is located, and the surveyor shall certify:

    (A) that the survey is correct and in accordance with Texas Natural Resources Code §21.042; and

    (B) that the survey work was done by or under the surveyor's direct control and supervision.

  (3) The corrected field notes shall describe the area actually clear of conflict with any senior surveys.

  (4) The surveyor must submit a plat, corrected field notes and the surveyor's report with the Surveying Division of the General Land Office for filing in the Archives and Records Division of the General Land Office.

Source Note: The provisions of this §7.4 adopted to be effective March 6, 2011, 36 TexReg 1337

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