- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 38. Public Land
- Chapter 4. Policy For Use and Classification of State Land Surface
- Section 45. Survey and Subdivision.
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AS 38.04.045. Survey and Subdivision.
- (a) [Repealed, Sec. 88 ch 152 SLA 1984].
- (b) Before the issuance of a long-term lease under AS 38.05.070
or of a patent for state land, an official cadastral survey shall be accomplished, unless a comparable, approved
survey exists that has been conducted by the federal Bureau of Land Management. Before land may be offered under AS 38.08 or AS 38.09, or before land may be offered under AS 38.05.055
or 38.05.057, except land that is classified for
agricultural uses, an official rectangular survey grid shall be established. The rectangular survey section corner
positions shall be monumented and shown on a cadastral survey plat approved by the state. For those areas where the
state may wish to convey surface estate outside of an official rectangular survey grid, the commissioner may waive
monumentation of individual section corner positions and substitute an official control survey with control points
being monumented and shown on control survey plats approved by the state. The commissioner may not issue more than one
conveyance for each section within a township outside of an official rectangular survey grid. Land to be conveyed may
not be located more than two miles from an official survey control monument except that the commissioner may waive this
requirement on a determination that a single purpose use does not justify the requirement if the existing status of the
land is known with reasonable certainty. The lots and tracts in state subdivisions shall be monumented and the
cadastral survey and plats for the subdivision shall be approved by the state. Where land is located within a
municipality with planning, platting, and zoning powers, plats for state subdivisions shall comply with local
ordinances and regulations in the same manner and to the same extent as plats for subdivisions by other landowners.
State subdivisions shall be filed and recorded in the district recorder's office. The requirements of this section do
not apply to land made available for material sales, for short-term leases, for parcels adjoining a surveyed
right-of-way, or for land that has been open to random staking under the homestead program in the past; however, for
short-term leases, the lessee shall comply with local subdivision ordinances unless waived by the municipality under
procedures specified by ordinance. In this subsection, "a single purpose use" includes a communication site, an aid to
navigation, and a park site.
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