Defacing, Destroying, Altering, or Removing Corner Monument or Reference Monument; Penalty; Temporary Removal; Resetting; Report; "person" Defined - Mich. Comp. Laws Section 54.210d

54.210d Defacing, destroying, altering, or removing corner monument or reference monument; penalty; temporary removal; resetting; report; "person" defined.

Sec. 14.

(1) A person who defaces, destroys, alters, or removes a corner monument or reference monument is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or imprisonment for not more than 180 days, or both, and shall be responsible for the costs of reestablishment and replacement of the monument and filing of the corner record by a surveyor. A corner monument or reference monument may be temporarily removed for construction purposes if the corner is properly witnessed by a surveyor before removal. The monument shall be reset, rewitnessed, and refiled by a surveyor within 30 days after the completion of construction. A corner monument or reference monument shall not be temporarily removed for more than 1 year. A person who knows that a corner monument or reference monument has been defaced, destroyed, altered, or removed shall report that fact to the county surveyor of the county in which the corner is located.

(2) As used in this section, "person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity.

History: Add. 1975, Act 313, Eff. Mar. 31, 1976 ;-- Am. 1988, Act 26, Eff. May 1, 1988 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 34, Imd. Eff. Mar. 15, 2000

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