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17.42.045 Affidavit of correction.
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A. Any map page or document on file with the Pierce County Auditor/Recorder’s Office under the provisions of this title that contains an error in fact or omission may be amended by an affidavit of correction. The following types of errors may be corrected by affidavit:

1. Any bearing, distance or elevation omitted from the recorded document;

2. An error in any bearing, distance or elevation shown on the recorded document;

3. An error in the description of the real property shown on the recorded document;

4. An error in the field location of any shown easement; or

5. Any other error or omission where the error or omission is ascertainable from the data shown on the recorded document.

B. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit changes in courses, distances or elevations for the purpose of redesigning lot or tract configurations.

C. The affidavit of correction shall contain the seal and signature of the land surveyor making the correction.

D. The affidavit of correction shall set forth in detail the corrections made and show the names of the present fee owners of the property materially affected by the correction. The notarized signatures of the owners shall be required, if deemed necessary by the Department.

E. The affidavit of correction form, as provided by the Community Development Department, shall be submitted to the Department for review and approval and shall include signatures of the Development Engineer, the Director of the Department, and the Pierce County Assessor. After Department approval, the affidavit shall be recorded with the Pierce County Auditor’s Office. Submittals shall include payment of applicable fees;

F. Should a non-survey-related error occur on the recorded document as a result of information required to be placed on the document by the Department, the Department’s responsible land surveyor may prepare the affidavit providing the original land surveyor has no objections. The seal and signature of the Department’s responsible land surveyor making the correction shall be affixed to the affidavit. A copy of the affidavit shall be mailed by the Department to the original land surveyor following recording. [Ord. 591 § 77, 2015.] (Ord. 591 § 77, 2015.)

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