Recorded plats errors or omissions, procedure to correct.
If any typographical error or omission of data is detected on a recorded plat, the
original land surveyor shall record an affidavit confirming the error or omission. If the original land
surveyor is deceased, is not licensed as a land surveyor pursuant to chapter 36-18A, or cannot be
located, two licensed land surveyors may record an affidavit confirming the error or omission. The
surveyor or surveyors shall file an affidavit describing the nature and extent of the error or
omission and the correction or addition to the recorded plat. The surveyor or surveyors shall also
note the document reference number or recording information of the recorded plat on the affidavit.
The register of deeds shall stamp on the plat of record, the word, corrected, and note the document
reference number or recording information on the recorded affidavit. A copy of the recorded
affidavit shall be filed with the director of equalization and shall be mailed by the surveyor or
surveyors to any owner of record. No affidavit of correction may be used to change or modify the
plotted or recorded property lines as originally monumented. This affidavit of correction does not
require prior approval by any governing body.