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3588Ratification Number: 570Act Number: 494Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Relating to the requirement that records of highway rights-of-way for each road in a county be maintained in the office of the clerk of court of that county
(A494, R570, H3588)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-5-570, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT RECORDS OF HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY FOR EACH ROAD IN A COUNTY BE MAINTAINED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT OF THAT COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE RECORDS MUST NOW BE MAINTAINED IN THE OFFICE OF THE TAX ASSESSOR FOR THAT COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Highway plans to be maintained
SECTION 1. Section 57-5-570 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 57-5-570. The Department shall maintain in the office of the tax assessor for each of the several counties a copy of all highway plans on which are indicated the widths of the rights-of-way for each road in the related district or county and an alphabetical list of property owners on each road for which rights-of-way have been acquired. These records must be for the convenience of persons making inquiry as to the right of the State in and to the right-of-way for roads constructed by the Department in any county. The tax assessors of the several counties shall cooperate with the Department in keeping these records current, without charge."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.