Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 18.033. State Land Records
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§ 18.033. STATE LAND RECORDS. (a) In a dispute between
the State of Texas and an upland owner of property fronting on the
Gulf of Mexico and the arms of the Gulf of Mexico within the
boundaries of the State of Texas, the maps, surveys, and property
descriptions filed in the General Land Office in connection with
any conveyance by the state or any predecessor government by
patent, deed, lease, or other authorized forms of grant shall be
presumed to accurately depict the boundary between adjacent upland
owners and the state-owned submerged lands.
(b) This presumption applies only to those surveys
conducted by a surveyor duly appointed, elected, or licensed, and
(c) This presumption may be overcome only on a showing of
clear and convincing evidence that the boundary as described and
depicted in the archives of the General Land Office is erroneous.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 148, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007