- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 34. Property
- Chapter 8. Common Interest Ownership
- Section 170. Plats and Plans.
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AS 34.08.170. Plats and Plans.
- (a) Plats and plans are a part of the declaration and are required for all common interest communities except
cooperatives. Separate plats and plans are not required by this chapter if the information required by this section is
contained in either a plat or plan. Each plat and plan must be clear and legible and contain a certification that the
plat or plan contains the information required by this section.
- (b) Each plat must show
- (1) the name and a survey or general schematic map of the entire common interest community;
- (2) the location and dimensions of the real estate not subject to development rights or subject only to the development
right to withdraw, and the location and dimensions of each existing improvement within the real estate;
- (3) a legally sufficient description of the real estate subject to development rights, labeled to identify the rights
applicable to each parcel;
- (4) the extent of each encroachment by or upon a portion of the common interest community;
- (5) to the extent feasible, a legally sufficient description of each easement serving or burdening a portion of the common
- (6) the location and dimensions of any vertical unit boundaries not shown or projected on plans filed and recorded under
(d) of this section and the identifying number of the unit;
- (7) the location with reference to an established datum of any horizontal unit boundaries not shown or projected on plans
filed and recorded under (d) of this section and the identifying number of the unit;
- (8) a legally sufficient description of any real estate in which the unit owners will own only an estate for years,
labeled as "leasehold real estate";
- (9) the distance between noncontiguous parcels of real estate comprising the common interest community;
- (10) the location and dimensions of limited common elements, including porches, decks, balconies, and patios, other than
parking spaces and the other limited common elements described in AS 34.08.100(2) and (4);
- (11) in the case of real estate not subject to development rights, all other matters customarily shown on land surveys.
- (c) A plat may also show the intended location and dimensions of a contemplated improvement to be constructed within the
common interest community. A contemplated improvement shown must be labeled either "MUST BE BUILT" or "NEED NOT BE
- (d) To the extent not shown or projected on the plats, plans of the units must show or project
- (1) the location and dimensions of the vertical boundaries of each unit, and the identifying number of the unit;
- (2) any horizontal unit boundaries, with reference to an established datum, and the identifying number of the unit; and
- (3) each unit in which the declarant has reserved the right to create additional units or common elements, identified
- (e) Unless the declaration provides otherwise, the horizontal boundaries of part of a unit located outside a building have
the same elevation as the horizontal boundaries of the inside part and need not be depicted on the plats and plans.
- (f) Upon the exercise of a development right, the declarant shall either file and record new plats and plans necessary to
conform to the requirements of (a), (b), and (d) of this section, or file and record new certifications of plats and
plans previously filed and recorded if the plats and plans otherwise conform to the requirements of (a), (b), and (d)
of this section.
- (g) A certification of a plat or plan required by this section or AS 34.08.090(b) shall be made by an independent registered
surveyor, architect, or engineer.
- (h) The state recorder shall prescribe the style, size, form, and quality of plats and plans filed and recorded under this
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