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92_HB4051 LRB9211593LDtm 1 AN ACT concerning plats. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Plat Act is amended by changing Section 1 5 as follows: 6 (765 ILCS 205/1) (from Ch. 109, par. 1) 7 Sec. 1. (a) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph 8 (b) of this Section whenever the owner of land subdivides it 9 into 2 or more parts, any of which is less than 5 acres, he 10 must have it surveyed and a subdivision plat thereof made by 11 an Illinois Registered Land Surveyor, which plat must 12 particularly describe and set forth all public streets, 13 alleys, ways for public service facilities, ways for utility 14 services and community antenna television systems, parks, 15 playgrounds, school grounds or other public grounds, and all 16 the tracts, parcels, lots or blocks, and numbering all such 17 lots, blocks or parcels by progressive numbers, giving their 18 precise dimensions. There shall be submitted simultaneously 19 with the subdivision plat, a study or studies which shall 20 show topographically and by profile the elevation of the land 21 prior to the commencement of any change in elevations as a 22 part of any phase of subdividing, and additionally, if it is 23 contemplated that such elevations, or the flow of surface 24 water from such land, will be changed as a result of any 25 portion of such subdivision development, then such study or 26 studies shall also show such proposed changes in the 27 elevations and the flow of surface water from such land. The 28 topographical and profile studies required hereunder may be 29 prepared as a subsidiary study or studies separate from, but 30 of the same scale and size as the subdivision plat, and shall 31 be prepared in such a manner as will permit the topographical -2- LRB9211593LDtm 1 study or studies to be used as overlays to the subdivision 2 plat. The plat must show all angular and linear data along 3 the exterior boundaries of the tract of land divided or 4 subdivided, the names of all public streets and the width, 5 course and extent of all public streets, alleys and ways for 6 public service facilities. References must also be made upon 7 the plat to known and permanent monuments from which future 8 survey may be made and the surveyor must, at the time of 9 making his survey, set in such manner that they will not be 10 moved by frost, good and sufficient monuments marking the 11 external boundaries of the tract to be divided or subdivided 12 and must designate upon the plat the points where they may be 13 found. These monuments must be placed at all corners, at each 14 end of all curves, at the point where a curve changes its 15 radius, at all angle points in any line and at all angle 16 points along a meander line, the points to be not less than 17 20 feet back from the normal water elevation of a lake or 18 from the bank of a stream, except that when such corners or 19 points fall within a street, or proposed future street, the 20 monuments must be placed in the right of way line of the 21 street. All internal boundaries, corners and points must be 22 monumented in the field by like monuments as defined above. 23 These monuments 2 of which must be of stone or reinforced 24 concrete and must be set at the opposite extremities of the 25 property platted, placed at all block corners, at each end of 26 all curves, at the points where a curve changes its radius, 27 and at all angle points in any line. All lots must be 28 monumented in the field with 2 or more monuments. 29 The monuments must be furnished by the person for whom 30 the survey is made and must be such that they will not be 31 moved by frost. If any city, village or town has adopted an 32 official plan, or part thereof, in the manner prescribed by 33 law, the plat of land situated within the area affected 34 thereby must conform to the official plan, or part thereof. -3- LRB9211593LDtm 1 (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this 2 Section, the provisions of this Act do not apply and no 3 subdivision plat is required in any of the following 4 instances: 5 1. The division or subdivision of land into parcels or 6 tracts of 5 acres or more in size which does not involve any 7 new streets or easements of access and provided also that 8 this exemption does not invalidate any local requirements 9 applicable to the subdivision of land.
;10 2. The division of lots or blocks of less than 1 acre in 11 any recorded subdivision which does not involve any new 12 streets or easements of access and provided also that this 13 exemption does not invalidate any local requirements 14 applicable to the subdivision of land. ;15 3. The sale or exchange of parcels of land between 16 owners of adjoining and contiguous land. ;17 4. The conveyance of parcels of land or interests 18 therein for use as a right of way for railroads or other 19 public utility facilities and other pipe lines which does not 20 involve any new streets or easements of access. ;21 5. The conveyance of land owned by a railroad or other 22 public utility which does not involve any new streets or 23 easements of access. ;24 6. The conveyance of land for highway or other public 25 purposes or grants or conveyances relating to the dedication 26 of land for public use or instruments relating to the 27 vacation of land impressed with a public use. ;28 7. Conveyances made to correct descriptions in prior 29 conveyances. 30 8. The sale or exchange of parcels or tracts of land 31 following the division into no more than 2 parts of a 32 particular parcel or tract of land existing on July 17, 1959 33 and not involving any new streets or easements of access and 34 provided also that this exemption does not invalidate any -4- LRB9211593LDtm 1 local requirements applicable to the subdivision of land. 2 9. The sale of a single lot of less than 5 acres from a 3 larger tract that does not involve any new streets or 4 easements of access, when a survey is made by an Illinois 5 Registered Land Surveyor; provided, that this exemption shall 6 not apply to the sale of any subsequent lots from the same 7 larger tract of land, as determined by the dimensions and 8 configuration of the larger tract on October 1, 1973, and 9 provided also that this exemption does not invalidate any 10 local requirements applicable to the subdivision of land. 11 Nothing contained within the provisions of this Act shall 12 prevent or preclude individual counties from establishing 13 standards, ordinances, or specifications which reduce the 14 acreage minimum to less than 5 acres, but not less than 2 15 acres, or supplementing the requirements contained herein 16 when a survey is made by an Illinois Registered Land Surveyor 17 and a plat thereof is recorded, under powers granted to them. 18 For purposes of this subsection (b), the term "new 19 streets or easements of access" means any streets or 20 easements of access established specifically to provide 21 access to parcels created pursuant to the exemptions 22 contained in this subsection. 23 (c) However, if a plat is made by an Illinois Registered 24 Surveyor of any parcel or tract of land otherwise exempt from 25 the plat provisions of this Act pursuant to subsection (b) of 26 this Section, such plat shall be recorded. It shall not be 27 the responsibility of a recorder of deeds to determine 28 whether the plat has been made or recorded under this 29 subsection (c) prior to accepting a deed for recording. 30 (Source: P.A. 84-373.) 31 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 32 becoming law.
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