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Title XII
Chapter 177
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F.S. 177.502
177.502 Declaration of policy.The Legislature finds and declares that it is the responsibility of the state, and in the public interest, to provide a means for the identification, restoration, and preservation of the controlling corner monuments established during the original cadastral surveys, to which the vast majority of titles to lands in Florida are related and on which they are dependent. All such monuments and evidence pertaining to the original government surveys and resurveys are recognized as historical and economic resources of the state and, as such, are vitally important to the orderly planning, management, use, conservation, and public enjoyment of Florida’s natural resources. In order to implement this policy, the department shall assume the responsibility for conducting a program of the identification, restoration, and preservation of such monuments.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-361; s. 77, ch. 81-259; s. 37, ch. 94-356.