This Act establishes the framework for the provincial survey system, and sets up the powers of the Controller of Surveys to approve plans for the purpose of issuing titles pursuant to The Land Titles Act, 2000.
- Establishment of the Land Surveys Directory as a directory of all plans in Saskatchewan.
- Appointment of the Controller of Surveys to oversee surveys and processing of plans.
- all surveys, both primary and secondary, are administered by the Controller of Surveys;
- monuments in the ground govern the boundaries of a parcel except in cases of fraud and conflict with a previous boundary; and
- procedures for conducting surveys are contained in the regulations.
- Integrated surveys (not yet proclaimed):
- includes co-ordinate based surveys where no physical monument is required; and
- allows the Controller's Office to set up areas in the province that require surveys to be tied into a geodetic framework.
- provides for the restoration and re-establishment of deteriorating or lost monuments; and
- includes a procedure to be used when boundaries are uncertain in a given area.
- Provides for two types of plans - plans of survey and descriptive plans. Plans of survey and some types of descriptive plans must be created by a land surveyor. Some types of descriptive plans may be created by non-land surveyors.
- Approval of Plans:
- provides for the submission, examination, approval and filing of plans by the Controller of Surveys to create parcels for which titles may be issued pursuant to The Land Titles Act, 2000; and
- provides for amendments to plans and corrections of plans by the Controller.
- Boundary confirmation (not yet proclaimed):
- provides a procedure to confirm a parcel boundary where uncertainties exist, with or without a hearing; and
- provides for investigation, hearing and appeals.
- provides for searches of the Land Surveys Directory.