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TITLE 7. PLANNING AND LAND USE [65000 - 66499.58]

  ( Heading of Title 7 amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

DIVISION 2. SUBDIVISIONS [66410 - 66499.38]

  ( Division 2 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

CHAPTER 4. Requirements [66473 - 66498]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

ARTICLE 9. Monuments [66495 - 66498]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )


At the time of making the survey for the final map or parcel map unless the survey is not required pursuant to Section 66448, the engineer or surveyor shall set sufficient durable monuments to conform with the standards described in Section 8771 of the Business and Professions Code so that another engineer or surveyor may readily retrace the survey. He shall also set such additional monuments as may be required by local ordinance. The local agency shall require that at least one exterior boundary line of the land being subdivided be adequately monumented or referenced before the map is recorded.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 234.)


Interior monuments need not be set at the time the map is recorded, if the engineer or surveyor certifies on the map that the monuments will be set on or before a specified later date, and if the subdivider furnishes to the legislative body security guaranteeing the payment of the cost of setting such monuments.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)


(a) Within five days after the final setting of all monuments has been completed, the engineer or surveyor shall give written notice to the subdivider, and to the city engineer or the county surveyor or any other public official or employee authorized to receive these notices, that the final monuments have been set.

(b) Upon payment to the engineer or surveyor for setting the final monuments, the subdivider shall present to the legislative body evidence of the payment and receipt thereof by the engineer or surveyor. In the case of a cash deposit, the legislative body shall pay the engineer or surveyor for the setting of the final monuments from the cash deposit, if so requested by the depositor.

(c) If the subdivider does not present evidence to the legislative body that the engineer or surveyor has been paid for the setting of the final monuments, and if the engineer or surveyor notifies the legislative body that payment has not been received from the subdivider for the setting of the final monuments, the legislative body shall, within three months from the date of the notification, pay to the engineer or surveyor from any deposit the amount due.

(d) The legislative body may authorize a public officer or employee otherwise qualified to prepare or approve parcel maps or final maps as defined in Title 7 of Division 2 to release or reduce the amount of the cash deposit to pay the engineer or surveyor for setting the final monuments pursuant to the conditions specified in this section. The legislative body may prescribe additional rules related to this authorization.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 269, Sec. 16. (SB 184) Effective January 1, 2016.)


In the event of the death, disability or retirement from practice of the engineer or surveyor charged with the responsibility for setting monuments, or in the event of his refusal to set such monuments, the legislative body may direct the county surveyor or city engineer, or such engineer or surveyor as it may select, to set such monuments. If the original engineer or surveyor is replaced by another, the former may, by letter to the county surveyor or city engineer, release his obligation to set the final monuments to the surveyor or engineer who replaced him. When the monuments are so set, the substitute engineer or surveyor shall amend any map filed pursuant to this division in accordance with the provisions of Sections 66469 to 66472, inclusive. All provisions of this article relating to payment shall apply to the services performed by the substituted engineer or surveyor.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 383.)

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