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Title 11 . Natural Resources
Chapter 53 . (No Regulations Filed)
Section 700. Certificates

11 AAC 53.700. Certificates

(a) The plat approval certificate set out in AS 40.15.305 (b) must be shown on all plats that are subject to the department's platting authority under AS 40.15.070 .

(b) The following note must be shown below the plat approval certificate, unless the acceptance of dedication certificate must be used under (c) of this section:

By approval of this plat, the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources hereby accepts for public use and public purposes the real property dedicated to the public hereon, including easements, rights-of-way, alleys, and roadways. The acceptance of such dedicated areas for public use and public purposes does not obligate the department, any governing body, or the public to construct, operate, maintain, or manage improvements.

(c) Plats for subdivisions of land in municipalities that do not exercise platting authority must contain an acceptance of dedication certificate from the mayor or other elected municipal official authorized to accept dedications. Nothing in this section impairs the right of the mayor or other authorized municipal official to refuse a dedication for reasonable public cause, consistent with applicable municipal ordinances. The acceptance of dedication certificate, available on a form provided by the department, must be shown substantially as follows, with the headings capitalized and underlined:


:QL The Mayor hereby accepts for public uses and for public purposes the real property dedicated to the public by this plat including easements, rights-of-way, alleys, and roadways shown on this plat. The acceptance of lands for public use or public purpose does not obligate the public or any governing body to construct, operate, or maintain improvements.

Date ............... Mayor...................

(d) Each plat must show a surveyor's certificate, shown substantially as set out in 11 AAC 53.210, and available on a form provided by the department.

(e) One or more of the following certificates must be shown on the plat as appropriate to the land action to be recorded, and must use the language set out in and available on forms provided by the department, as revised as of June 6, 2000 and adopted by reference:

(1) a certificate of ownership and dedication with notary acknowledgement;

(2) a certification of ownership with notary acknowledgement;

(3) a certificate of beneficiary with notary acknowledgement; in lieu of a signed certificate of beneficiary on the plat, an affidavit of beneficiary, in the form provided by the department as revised as of June 6, 2000 and adopted by reference, may be submitted.

(f) Each plat must show the tax certificate that is appropriate under 11 AAC 53.720(b) (3).

History: Eff. 7/5/2001, Register 159

Authority: AS 40.15.020

AS 40.15.330

AS 40.15.370

Editor's note: The address for requesting forms described or adopted by reference in 11 AAC 53.700 is: Statewide Platting Supervisor, Department of Natural Resources, 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 650, Anchorage, AK 99501-3576. Forms may also be obtained from the department's website at

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