Certain deeds may be recorded without platting.
ENTITLED, An Act to
permit the recording of certain deeds to or from the State of South Dakota
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Any conveyance of property to or by South Dakota or any of its political subdivisions obtained
from the United States of America, acting by and through the Secretary of the Army, pursuant to
and under authority of title VI of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-
53) as amended by the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-541), or any
portion thereof, that is described by individual or cumulative metes and bounds descriptions or that
is described by points of beginning and termination, water or contour elevations, federal engineering
survey references, maps, highways, and other rights-of-way is exempt from the provisions of
chapter 11-3 and chapter 43-21, provided the description contains references to the affected
section, township, and range. The grantee shall furnish, if available, any copies of federal
engineering survey references, maps, rights-of-way, and other documents describing conveyances
of the property to or by South Dakota or any of its political subdivisions to the director of
equalization in each county wherein the conveyances are filed. The exemption contained in this
section does not apply to any conveyance of property title to private ownership.
Signed February 20, 2002.