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6 Subdivisions Of Land Surveyed In Sections One Mile Square

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  • 6 (1) When a land surveyor is employed to lay out a given half section or quarter section, if the land has been surveyed into sections of one mile square, with quarter section posts placed on the section lines every 40 chains, the land surveyor must do so by connecting the opposite original quarter section corners, if they exist, by straight lines.
  • (2) If the opposite original quarter section corners do not exist, the land surveyor must lay out the half section or quarter section by connecting the several points in place of them found in accordance with section 5.
  • (3) In laying out other and minor legal subdivisions in any quarter section, the land surveyor must give the legal subdivision its proportionate share of the frontage and intermediate breadth of the quarter section, and connect the points found by straight lines.
  • (4) The lines or limits drawn as under subsections (1) to (3) on the ground are the true lines or limits of the half section or quarter section, or other legal subdivision, whether or not it corresponds with the area expressed in the original grant or patent of the land.

1979-216-6; 1992-55-8, effective July 2, 1993 (B.C. Reg. 220/93).


Subdivision Layout

The Subdivision Plan Regulation, B.C. Reg. 220/93, effective July 2, 1993, provides:

For the purposes of section 6 of the Land Survey Act, a subdivision may be laid out as shown in the following example:

[Provisions of the Land Survey Act relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 13]