DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH  
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION CODES  
OFFICE OF LAND SURVEY AND REMONUMENTATION  
SUBDIVISIONS OF LAND  
(By authority conferred on the departments of labor and economic growth,  
transportation, and environmental quality by section 105 of 1967 PA 288, MCL 560.105,  
and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1973-2, 1980-1, 1996-2 and 2003-1 being  
MCL 299.11, 16.732, 445.2001 and 445.2011. Each part of these rules is promulgated  
separately by the department whose name appears in the designation of that part.)  
PART 1. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC GROWTH  
R 560.101 Definitions.  
Rule 101. As used in these rules "act" means 1967 PA 288, MCL 560.101 to  
560.293 and known as the land division act.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.103 Subdivision restrictions.  
Rule 103. The original subdivision restrictions, in recordable form and containing  
the original signatures of all proprietors of the final plat, required to be recorded for  
plat approval, shall accompany the final plat along with the necessary recording  
fees. No other restrictions need accompany the plat.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.104 Plat material and copies.  
Rule 104. (1) The purpose of this rule is to establish the specifications for approved  
material for plats as provided by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall prepare the final plat, on archival quality untreated  
polyester film 3 to 5 mil in-thickness by 1 of the following methods:  
(a) Photographic fixed-line.  
(b) Digital copy press.  
(c) Another method that is at least the archival equivalent to 1 specified in either  
subdivisions (a) or (b) of this subrule may be substituted when the manufacturer's  
specifications of that product accompany the final plat to the county plat board and the  
department of labor and economic growth.  
A reproduction process that utilizes fuser oil technology shall not be used.  
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(3) The department of labor and economic growth shall arrange for a qualified  
reproduction source to make the necessary reproductions on archival quality polyester  
film or equivalent product at the best available price and service.  
(4) All signatures and all revisions shall be executed in durable, pigment based,  
black ink. The final plat shall be signed using a pen that produces a line having a width  
not more than 1 Millimeter, 0.04 inch or line produced by rapidograph pen size no. 3.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.105 Proprietor's certificate; individual.  
Rule 105. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate as required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which is an individual,  
shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the individual or individuals.  
(b) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(c) Statement that the areas in subdivision (b) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(d) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(e) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge when lots abut a  
lake, river, or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(f) Signature of each proprietor and spouse, exactly as their names appear in  
subdivision (a) of this subrule and the legal address of each proprietor as required by  
1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
PROPRIETOR’S CERTIFICATE  
I (we) as proprietor(s) certify that I (we) caused the land described in this plat to be surveyed,  
divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat and that the  
use of (c) ; that the public utility easements are private easements and  
that all other easements are for the uses shown on the plat; and (d) and (e) .  
(b)  
are for the  
(a) and (f)  
Printed name & address  
(a) and (f)  
Printed name & address  
Note: (a) to (f) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
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R 560.106 Proprietor's certificate; corporation.  
Rule 106. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision is a  
corporation.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor which is a corporation  
shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the corporation.  
(b) Name and title of the officer authorized to sign the certificate.  
(c) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(d) Statement that the areas in subdivision (c) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(e) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(f) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge, when lots abut a  
lake, river, or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(g) Signature of each officer exactly as their name appears in subdivision  
(b) of the this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
(h) State, territory, or country where corporation is filed.  
PROPRIETOR’S CERTIFICATE  
(a)  
(h)  
described in this plat to be surveyed, divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat  
and that the (c) are for the use of (d) ; that the public utility easements are  
private easements and that all other easements are for the uses shown on the plat; and (e) and  
(f)  
, a corporation duly organized and existing under the  
laws of the  
by,  
(b) as proprietor, has caused the land  
.
(a)  
(Print corporate name and address here)  
State file number and file date  
(Michigan file number for foreign corporation)  
(g)  
(printed name and title)  
(g)  
(printed name and title)  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.107 Acknowledgment of proprietor's certificate for individuals and  
organized entities.  
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Rule 107. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the acknowledgment to be used when a proprietor's certificate is signed.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor shall have a notary public  
complete the acknowledgment which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name of the county in which the acknowledgment is taken.  
(b) Date on which the acknowledgment is taken.  
(c) Proprietor's name as written in the proprietor's certificate.  
(d) Notary's signature and commission expiration date and name of county in  
which commissioned.  
(e) Name of the state, territory, or country in which the acknowledgment is taken.  
(f) Marital status of males.  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  
INDIVIDUAL  
State, territory or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
(b)  
by  
(c) and (f)  
.
(d)  
(Printed name)  
(title or rank)  
(serial number, if any)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
CORPORATION or LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY  
State, territory, or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
(b)  
by  
(c) , (title,  
officer, or agent) of (name of corporation or limited liability company acknowledging) a (state or  
place of incorporation) corporation, on behalf of the (corporation or limited liability company).  
(d)  
(printed name)  
(title or rank)  
(serial number, if any)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
COPARTNERSHIP or LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP  
State, territory or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
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The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
(b)  
by  
(c)  
,
copartner (or agent) on behalf of (name of partnership), a copartnership or limited liability  
partnership.  
(d)  
(printed name)  
(title or rank)  
(serial number, if any)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
POWER OF ATTORNEY  
State, territory, or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
(b)  
by (name of  
attorney-in-fact), as attorney in fact on behalf of (name of proprietor).  
(d)  
(printed name)  
(title or rank)  
(serial number, if any)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
TRUST  
State, territory, or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
of (name of trust).  
(b)  
by (name), trustee  
(d)  
(printed name)  
(title or rank)  
(serial number, if any)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP  
State, territory, or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
(b)  
by  
(c)  
,
general partner of (name of limited partnership acknowledging) a (state or place of filing) limited  
partnership, on behalf of the limited partnership.  
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(d)  
(printed name)  
(title or rank)  
(serial number, if any)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
URBAN RENEWAL PLAT  
State, territory, or country of (e)  
County of (a)  
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this  
(b)  
by  
(c)  
,
(director of urban renewal or administrative officer of the municipality) of (name of municipal  
corporation acknowledging), on behalf of the municipal corporation.  
(d)  
(printed name)  
Acting in  
(a)  
County if acknowledgement is taken outside of county where  
commissioned.  
Note: (a) to (f) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.108 Proprietor's certificate; limited liability company.  
Rule 108. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision is a  
limited liability company.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which is a limited  
liability company, shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain all of the  
following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the limited liability company.  
(b) Name and title of each member, manager, or officer authorized to sign the  
certificate.  
(c) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(d) Statement that the areas in subdivision (c) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(e) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(f) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge, when lots abut a  
lake, river or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(g) Signature of each member, manager, or officer exactly as their names appear in  
subdivision (b) of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
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(h) State, territory or country where limited liability company is filed.  
Proprietor’s certificate  
(a)  
, a limited liability company duly organized and existing under  
by, (b) as proprietor, has caused the land  
described in this plat to be surveyed, divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat  
and that the (c) are for the use of (d) ; that the public  
the laws of the  
(h)  
utility easements are private easements and that all other easements are for the uses shown on the  
plat; (e) and (f).  
(a)  
(Print limited liability company name and  
address here)  
State file number and file date  
(Michigan file number for foreign LLCs)  
(g)  
(Printed name and title)  
(g)  
(Printed name and title)  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.109 Proprietor's certificate; limited partnership.  
Rule 109. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision is a  
limited partnership.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which is a limited  
partnership, shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the limited partnership.  
(b) Name and title of each general partner authorized to sign the certificate.  
(c) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(d) Statement that the areas in subdivision (c) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(e) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(f) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge, when lots abut a  
lake, river or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
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(g) Signatures of each general partner exactly as their names appear in subdivision  
(b) of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
(h) State, territory, or country where limited partnership is filed.  
Proprietor’s certificate  
(a)  
duly organized and existing under the laws of the  
(b) general partner as proprietor has caused  
the land described in this plat to be surveyed, divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on  
this plat and that the (c) are for the use of (d)  
(h)  
by,  
; that the public utility easements are private easements and that all other easements are for the  
uses shown on the plat; (e) and (f).  
(a)  
(Print limited partnership name and address)  
State file number and file date  
(Michigan file number for foreign partnerships)  
(g)  
(Printed name, general partner)  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.110 Proprietor's certificate; copartnership.  
Rule 110. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate as required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision is a  
copartnership.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and  
a
proprietor, which is  
a
copartnership, shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the copartnership.  
(b) Name of the copartner who is authorized to sign the certificate.  
(c) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(d) Statement that the areas in subdivision (c) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(e) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(f) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge when lots abut a  
lake, river, or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(g) Signature of each copartner, exactly as their names appear in subdivision  
(a) of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
(h) County clerk certificate number and name of county where the  
copartnership has been filed.  
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Proprietor’s certificate  
We as proprietors certify that we caused the land described in this plat to be  
surveyed, divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat and that the  
_____(c)  
are for the use of  
(d)  
; that the public utility  
easements are private easements and that all other easements are for the uses  
shown on the plat; (e) and (f).  
(a) (Print copartnership name and address)  
(h)  
(g)  
(b) (Printed name) - co-partner  
(g)  
(b) (Printed name) - co-partner  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.111 Contents of plat legends.  
Rule 111. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the contents of the legend.  
(2) The surveyor shall place a legend on each drawing sheet of the plat which  
shall contain the following:  
(a) A statement that the dimensions are in feet.  
(b) A statement that the curvilinear measurements are arc or chord distances,  
as the case may be.  
(c) A statement concerning the bearings, in accordance with the act. The bearings  
shall be referenced to 1 of the following:  
(i) Michigan department of transportation right-of-way map sheet number and  
county name.  
(ii) County road commission plans - provide project number and plan number in  
legend.  
(iii) A recorded subdivision.  
(iv) A recorded condominium. If a recorded condominium is used as a bearing  
reference or the plat abuts a recorded condominium, a copy of the recorded survey plan  
for the condominium shall be submitted with the final plat.  
(v) MCS 83 coordinates, when state plane coordinates are shown on a final plat, the  
coordinates shall be reported at each government corner shown. A second control  
station and the combined scale factor (combined factor that is used to compute ground  
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distance to grid distance or vice versa) shall be reported, in addition to the reporting  
requirements of 1964 PA 9, MCL 54.231 to 54.239.  
(vi) Celestial observation.  
(d) The symbol "○" for set concrete monuments.  
(e) A description of all concrete monuments and all lot markers.  
(f) R=radial. Lines not marked are non-radial.  
(g) Found concrete monuments are indicated by "●". Describe the visible  
portion of the monument, if more than 1 type, describe on the drawing.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R560.112 Minimum drafting standards.  
Rule 112. (1) The purpose of this rule is to establish minimum standards for  
preparation of plats to ensure their quality and legibility.  
(2) When preparing a plat, the surveyor shall do all of the following:  
(a) Use an engineer's scale to prepare the plat drawing sheets. The scale shall be  
stated and represented by a bar scale on each drawing sheet, and shall not be more than  
100 feet to 1 inch.  
(b) Use lettering not less than .10 inch high.  
(c) Make the top and bottom 24 inches in length with the binding margin at the left.  
The binding margin shall be 1.5 inches with all other margins being 0.5 inches as  
prescribed in the act.  
(d) Place the general direction "north" toward the top or left-hand side.  
(e) Provide a space 3 inches by 5 inches on the last sheet for the approval to be  
affixed by the department of labor and economic growth.  
(f) Number each sheet sequentially, beginning with number 1. Each sheet shall be  
identified as "sheet __ of __". When only 1 sheet is necessary, it shall be identified as  
sheet 1 of 1. When the plat drawing requires the use of multiple sheets, the surveyor  
shall use match lines and do the following:  
(i) Prepare all sheets with north oriented the same.  
(ii) Avoid splitting along road rights-of-way. Split along rear or side lot lines  
where practical.  
(iii) Bearings and distances shall not be shown beyond the match line.  
(iv) Include an index key.  
(v) A match line note, adjacent to and generally aligned with the match line, shall  
identify adjoining sheets.  
(g) Place a statement of any restriction on access to a lot or lots imposed by the  
agency with jurisdiction for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable,  
adjacent to the lots restricted.  
(h) Place a vicinity map or location sketch showing the location of the proposed  
subdivision in relation to the surrounding area on each drawing sheet and shall be  
oriented the same as the drawing. The vicinity map or location sketch shall also show  
the section, private claim, or name of tract in which the plat lies.  
(i) Show the caption at the top of each sheet of the plat. The caption shall contain  
the information prescribed in the act. The words "addition", "extension", or "replat"  
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shall not be used in the plat name or caption, except on an amended plat when  
included in its proper name.  
(j) Indicate the overall bearings and distances of the plat boundary lines,  
showing them outside the boundary line. The point of beginning shall be labeled and its  
position relative to the nearest government corners clearly identified. A traverse  
closure sheet of the plat boundary shall accompany the final plat. A traverse closure  
sheet shall be a forward computation using the bearings and distances of the plat  
boundary and shall include acreage to the 1/10th of an acre and the relative error of  
closure.  
(k) Place the recording information for the government corners on the plat,  
copies of the land corner recordation certificate filed pursuant to 1970 PA 74 MCL  
54.201 to 54.210d, may be requested by a reviewing agency.  
(l) Express all boundary and lot distances to 2 decimals with all bearings expressed  
in degrees, minutes, and seconds.  
(m) Report distances to physical features such as edge of water or flood plain line  
to 1 decimal or to the nearest foot.  
(n) Draw the boundary of the plat using a heavier line weight than used to show the  
lot lines.  
(o) Show the boundary as a continuous line.  
(p) Not divide a lot by a street, road, alley, walk, other grounds, or another lot. If  
a lot is divided by a corporate line, the location of the corporate line shall be indicated  
by dimensions in each municipality.  
(q) If a plat abuts or is divided by a corporate line, locate the corporate line by  
dimensions on the plat boundary and each lot line it intersects. The name of each  
municipality shall be labeled along the corporate line on its respective side.  
(r) Describe each excepted parcel by bearings and distances and shall label each  
"not included in this plat."  
(s) Not include in 1 plat parcels not having a common border.  
(t) If the lots are not served by both public sewer and public water, designate the  
"front" of the lot under either of the following conditions:  
(i) Lots have frontage on 2 roads.  
(ii) Lots have frontage on a road and water.  
(u) Identify each road, street, alley, walk, park, and other ground and the name of  
each road, street, park, and other ground in the plat in prominent letters. Each road,  
street, alley, walk, park, and other ground not dedicated to the public shall be clearly  
labeled "private."  
(v) Affix a note on each drawing sheet that references a covenant or restriction  
which is required to be recorded for plat approval. The note shall provide space for the  
recording reference, department of environmental quality, health department, an agency  
having jurisdiction of the roads.  
(w) Affix surveyor's seal and original signature, in durable pigment based black ink  
to each sheet.  
(x) Show bearings and distances for each lot line. The arc distance or chord  
distance shall be shown on curvilinear lot lines. Bearings may be shown once along a  
continuous line. The sum of the individual lot distances shall agree with the total length  
of the continuous line.  
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(y) Show curve data defining any curvilinear line on the plat on the sheet where the  
curve appears. A curve which is part of the plat boundary shall show the curve data  
adjacent to it. Data for all curves in the interior of the plat may be shown in a curve data  
box. Each curve in a curve data box shall be numbered and a corresponding number  
placed on the plat. Minimum curve data shall include the chord bearing and length,  
the radius, the central angle, and the arc length. The curvilinear measurements of  
curve segments may be either arc or chord distances.  
(z) Where additional clarity is necessary, use a separate detail drawing at an  
appropriate scale. Detail drawings shall be properly referenced to the drawing on the  
plat.  
(aa) Show all information identifying status of adjacent lands shown by dashed or  
dotted letters, number, and lines as follows:  
(i) Identify adjoining subdivisions by name and recording information.Individual  
lot lines, lot numbers, together with street names, and widths shall be shown for each  
adjoining lot and street.  
(ii) Identify adjoining condominiums by name, county condominium  
subdivision plan number, and recording information.  
(iii) Identify all roads, streets, alleys, walks, or state trunk lines that adjoin the  
plat by name and total width.  
(iv) Identify by name, railroads that adjoin the plat.  
(v) Label as unplatted land adjoining the plat that is not in a subdivision or  
condominium.  
(vi) Label all streets, roads, alleys, parks, or other grounds not dedicated to  
public use as "private."  
(bb) Intermittent watercourse or drainage ditch, or a portion thereof, within a plat  
intended to serve as a drainage facility or a part of a drainage facility shall be shown  
on the plat and an easement provided for drainage purposes.  
(cc) Water's edge.  
(i) When a plat is bounded by a lake, river, stream, or drain with continuous  
flow, the bearings and distances of a closing intermediate traverse, extending across  
the plat so that it intersects the sidelines of the shore lots; the dimensions of the  
sidelines of the shore lots from the street line to the traverse line, and the distance from  
the traverse line to the water's edge as found at the time of the survey; distances along  
the traverse line between its intersections with the sidelines of the lots; the location of  
monuments at all angle points of the intermediate traverse; surface elevation of the  
lake on the date of the survey; and any floodplain information required by the act or by  
rule adopted by the Michigan department of environmental quality. All lots extending to  
the water's edge shall be noted accordingly on the plat. The proprietor's and surveyor's  
certificates shall include a statement, as appropriate, as follows:  
"that the plat includes all land to water's edge"; or "lots  
to inclusive include all  
lands to water's edge"; or "lot areas embracing any waters of the (name of the lake, river,  
stream, or drain) are subject to the correlative right of the other riparian owners and  
the public trust in these waters"; or "lots  
to  
extend to the thread of the stream  
subject to the correlative rights of the other riparian owners and the public trust in  
these waters."  
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(ii) If the proprietor intends to retain possession of the area between the  
intermediate traverse and the water's edge, a statement to that effect shall be noted on  
the plat.  
(dd) In addition to the following abbreviations, up to 4 abbreviations may be used if  
completely spelled out in the legend. All other words shall be spelled out on the final  
plat.  
Avenue  
Boulevard  
Court  
Easement  
East  
Ave  
Blvd  
Ct  
Esmt.  
E
Private  
Radial  
Radius  
Railroad  
Range  
Pvt.  
R
R
RR  
R
Government  
Highway  
Gov’t  
Hwy  
Recorded  
Reference Monument Ref. Mon.  
Rec.  
International Great  
Lakes Datum  
Liber  
Land Corner Recordation  
Certificate  
Maintenance  
Monument  
National Geodetic  
Vertical Datum  
North  
Right of Way  
Road  
Sanitary  
Section  
R/W or ROW  
Rd  
San.  
Sec  
S
SE  
SW  
St  
Sub  
Surf. Drn.  
th.  
IGLD  
L
LCRC South  
Maint.  
Mon.  
Southeast  
Southwest  
Street  
Subdivision  
Surface Drainage  
Thence  
NGVD  
N
NE  
Northeast  
Northwest  
Number  
Page  
NW  
No.  
P
Town  
T
Township  
Utility or Utilities  
West  
Twp  
Util.  
W
Point of Beginning  
POB  
(ee) All easements including public utility easements shall be shown as follows:  
(i) Easements shall be labeled private, in accordance with the act.  
(ii) Easement labels shall include the purpose of the easement.  
(iii) Labels of recorded easements shall include the liber and page of the document  
creating the easement and a copy thereof shall accompany the final plat.  
(iv) The sidelines of easements shall be shown using a dashed or dotted line type.  
(v) Easements shall be located by dimension as follows:  
(A) The width of an easement shall be shown.  
(B) Where the sideline of the easement is used for location, it shall be dimensioned  
to the nearest lot corners along the intersected lot lines and to each angle point in the  
sideline of the easement. If the easement centerline is used to locate the easement, the  
centerline shall be clearly located by dimension and labeled.  
(C) If a detail is necessary, in addition to the plat drawing, to clearly locate the  
easement by dimension, the detail shall be properly referenced to the drawing and the  
drawing shall reference the detail sheet.  
(vi) If public utilities are to be installed in the road right-of-way, a written  
acknowledgement shall be obtained at the time of the filing of the plat from each public  
utility whose lines are installed or to be installed and shall accompany the final plat.  
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History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.113 Approved markers for lot corners and public and private grounds.  
Rule 113. (1) The purpose of this rule is to specify approved markers for lot  
corners and public and private grounds of materials additional to those specified in the  
act.  
(2) In addition to the lot markers and monuments described in the act the surveyor  
may use an iron or steel stake of any shape but not less than 18 inches in length and  
weighing not less than 0.6 pound per foot for lot markers.  
(3) Public and private grounds dedicated in the plat shall be marked by concrete  
monuments.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.114 Surveyor's certificate.  
Rule 114. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate on the plat, as required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and shall use the certificate which follows  
and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name of surveyor who either personally performed or had direct charge of the  
survey and making of the plat.  
(b) Description of the land as follows:  
(i) Name of plat.  
(ii) Quarter section, government lot number, or name of tract.  
(iii) Section number when applicable.  
(iv) Private claim number when applicable.  
(v) Township and range when applicable.  
(vi) Name of municipality. The caption shall also include the name of  
municipality, in parenthesis, having jurisdiction for plat approval when the land is under  
a conditional transfer agreement. The transfer agreement filed with the secretary of  
state's office of the great seal shall accompany the final plat, when applicable.  
(vii) Name of county.  
(viii) State of Michigan.  
(ix) Any part of an original plat being replatted, if applicable.  
(x) Description of the exterior boundaries of the subdivision as required by the act.  
If a segment of the plat boundary has a curvilinear line, the direction of the curve shall  
be stated in addition to the required curve data.  
(xi) Name and the liber and page or document number of abutting plats and  
condominiums.  
(xii) Statement that plat includes all lands between intermediate traverse line and  
water's edge when applicable.  
(xiii) Number of lots, outlots, parks and other grounds.  
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(xiv) Acreage shown to 1/10th of an acre.  
(c) Date of certification.  
(d) Surveyor's hand written signature as printed in subdivision (a) of this subrule.  
If the surveyor is also a partner or principal officer of a firm, the office held shall be  
indicated below the signature.  
(e) Michigan license number and complete business mailing address.  
(f) Surveyor's seal facsimile in durable, pigment based black ink shall be used.  
(3) If a firm of surveyors, name and legal address of the firm, a partner or principal  
officer shall also hand-sign the certificate above its printed name and license number,  
unless the surveyor signing in subdivision (2)(d) of this subrule is a partner or principal  
officer.  
SURVEYOR’S CERTIFICATE  
I,  
(a)  
, surveyor, certify:  
That I have surveyed divided and mapped the land shown on this plat, described as  
follows:  
(b)  
.
That I have made such survey, land-division and plat by the direction of the owners of  
such land.  
That such plat is a correct representation of all the exterior boundaries of the land  
surveyed and the subdivision of it.  
That the required monuments and lot markers have been located in the ground or that  
surety has been deposited with the municipality, as required by the act.  
That the accuracy of survey is within the limits required by the act.  
That the bearings shown on the plat are expressed as required by the act and as explained  
in the legend.  
(c)  
(3) Print name of firm  
address  
Date  
______________________________  
(Print principal’s name, title and  
license number)  
(d)  
(e)  
Print name and license number  
(f)  
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Surveyor’s seal  
(d)  
Note: (a) to (f) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule and (3) refers to  
paragraph (3) of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.115 Surveyor certificate, true copies.  
Rule 115. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of the  
certificate on the true copy of the plat, as required by the act. The surveyor and  
proprietor shall sign and date the final plat before making the true copies. True copies  
may be paper. Tax certification and approvals by the appropriate authorities may be  
obtained in any order before the county plat board's approval.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the true copy of the plat and shall use the  
certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name of surveyor who either personally performed or had direct charge of the  
survey and making of the plat map.  
(b) Plat caption as follows:  
(i) Name of plat.  
(ii) Quarter section, government lot number, or name of tract.  
(iii) Section number, when applicable.  
(iv) Private claim number when applicable.  
(v) Township and range when applicable.  
(vi) Name of municipality.  
(vii) Name of county.  
(viii) State of Michigan.  
(c) Insert the officer and authorities with jurisdiction for approval from the  
following list:  
(i) (name)  
(ii) (name)  
(iii) (name  
(iv) (name)  
, county drain commissioner.  
, county road commission.  
, governing body of the municipality.  
, Michigan department of transportation.  
(v) (names) , county plat board.  
(d) Date surveyor signs the certificate on the true copy.  
(e) Surveyor's hand written signature as printed.  
(f) Surveyor's license number.  
(g) Surveyor's seal [facsimile in durable (pigment based) black ink shall be used].  
(3) When approved, the true copies shall be returned to the proprietor or surveyor  
to accompany the final plat to the county plat board.  
SURVEYOR CERTIFICATION OF TRUE COPY  
I, ________(a)________, surveyor, certify:  
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That pursuant to section 560.101 to 560.293, this is a true copy of the final plat of b) ; and,  
that the final plat is subject to the approval of each of the following agencies (whose approval is  
required under section 560.101 to 560.293):____________(c)__________.  
_________(d)___________  
Date  
Signature  
Printed name  
License no.  
(e) __  
(a)  
(f)  
_
(g)  
Surveyor’s seal  
Note: (a) to (g) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.116 Proprietor's certificate; limited liability partnership.  
Rule 116. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate as required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision is a  
limited liability partnership.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which is a limited  
liability partnership, shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the  
following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the limited liability partnership.  
(b) Name of the copartner who is authorized to sign the certificate.  
(c) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(d) Statement that the areas in subdivision (c) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(e) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(f) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge when lots abut a  
lake, river, or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(g) Signature of each copartner exactly as their names appear in subdivision  
(a) of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
(h) County clerk certificate number and name of county where the  
copartnership has been filed.  
Proprietor’s certificate  
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We as proprietors certify that we caused the land described in this plat to be surveyed,  
divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat and that the  
_______(c)  
are for the use of  
(d)  
; that the public utility  
easements are private easements and that all other easements are for the uses shown on  
the plat; (e) and (f).  
(a) (Print copartnership name and address)  
(h) (County certificate number and county name)  
State file number and file date  
(Michigan file number for foreign partnerships)  
(g)  
(b) (Printed name) - co-partner  
(g)  
(b) (Printed name) - co-partner  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.117 Proprietor's certificate; trust.  
Rule 117. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate as required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision is a  
trust.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which is a trust, shall  
use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name of trust  
(b) Name and legal address of each trustee who is authorized to sign the  
certificate.  
(c) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(d) Statement that the areas in subdivision (c) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(e) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(f) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge when lots abut a  
lake, river, or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(g) Signatures of each trustee, exactly as their names appear in subdivision (a)  
of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
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(h) Show the liber and page or document number and county where the trust  
agreement or certificate of trust existence and authority has been recorded.A copy of the  
recorded document shall accompany the final plat.  
Proprietor’s certificate  
I (we) as proprietors certify that I (we) caused the land described in this plat to be surveyed  
divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat and that the  
(c)  
are for  
the use of (d) ; that the public utility easements are private easements and that  
all other easements are for the uses shown on the plat; (e) and (f).  
(a) Print name of trust  
Liber (h) and page  
(h)  
or document (h)  
,
(h)  
County records  
(b) and (g)  
Printed name & address  
(Trustee or co-trustee)  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.118 Proprietor's certificate; power of attorney.  
Rule 118. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate as required by the act when the proprietor of a proposed subdivision has  
authorized another to act as its attorney-in-fact.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which authorized  
another to act as its attorney-in-fact, shall use the certificate which follows and it shall  
contain the following:  
(a) Name and legal address of the proprietor required to sign the certificate.  
(b) Reference to the plat streets, roads, alleys, walks, parks, and other grounds.  
(c) Statement that the areas in subdivision (b) of this subrule are dedicated to  
public use or only to the use of lot owners, including lot owners in future contiguous  
subdivisions, if so intended.  
(d) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(e) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge when lots abut a  
lake, river, or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(f) Printed name of the attorney-in-fact.  
(g) Signature of the attorney-in-fact exactly as it appears in subdivision  
(f) of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
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(h) Show the liber and page or document number and county where the power of  
attorney has been recorded. A copy of the recorded document shall accompany the  
final plat.  
Proprietor’s certificate  
I (we) as proprietors certify that I (we) caused the land described in this plat to be surveyed  
divided, mapped, and dedicated as represented on this plat and that the  
(b)  
are for the  
use of (c) ; that the public utility easements are private easements and that  
all other easements are for the uses shown on the plat; (d) and (e).  
(a) Printed name and address  
(g)  
(Printed name (f), attorney-in-fact)  
Liber __(h)__page__(h)__ or document  
(h)  
,
(h)  
County records  
Note: (a) to (h) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.119 Proprietor's certificate; urban renewal plat.  
Rule 119. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate as required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and a proprietor, which is a municipal  
corporation shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name and legal address of municipal corporation.  
(b) Name and title of the director of urban renewal or administrative officer  
authorized to sign the certificate.  
(c) Name of municipal corporation's administrative body.  
(d) A lot access restriction statement imposed by the agency with jurisdiction  
for the road or roads to which access is restricted, if applicable.  
(e) Statement that the plat includes all land to the water's edge, when lots abut a  
lake, river or stream. If this is not the intent of the proprietor, the limits of the lots  
with respect to the water shall be indicated with an appropriate statement.  
(f) Signature of each officer exactly as his or her name appears in subdivision  
(b) of this subrule as required by 1937 PA 103, MCL 565.201 to 565.203.  
Proprietor’s Certificate  
(a)  
, a municipal corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of  
(b) , by virtue of authority in us vested by 1945 PA  
the State of Michigan by  
344, MCL 125.71 to 125.84, having been duly authorized by the  
(c)  
of the  
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(a)  
, has caused the land described in this plat to be surveyed, divided, mapped, and  
dedicated as represented on this plat and that necessary rights to all highways, streets, alleys,  
walks, and public places, including parks, greenbelts, buffer strips and other grounds have been  
acquired by the municipality by purchase, dedication, condemnation, or adverse possession for  
public use; and that the public utility easements are private easements and that all other easements  
are for the uses shown on the plat. (d) and (e).  
(a) (Print municipal corporation’s name  
and address)  
(f)  
(Printed name and title)  
(f)  
(Printed name and title)  
Note: (a) to (f) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.120 Surveyor's certificate; amended plats.  
Rule 120. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
this certificate for an amended plat.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the amended plat and shall use the certificate  
which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name of surveyor who personally performed or had direct charge of the survey  
and making of the amended plat.  
(b) Description of the land as follows:  
(i) Name of the affected plat and its original caption. Also include the name of the  
current municipality, when different.  
A
different municipality may result from  
incorporation, consolidation, annexation, or conditional transfer. Show the new  
municipality in parenthesis.  
(ii) Any part of an original plat being replatted, if applicable.  
(iii) Description of the exterior boundary of the amended plat as required by the act.  
If a segment of the plat boundary has a curvilinear line, the direction of the curve shall  
be stated in addition to the required curve data.  
(iv) Name and the liber and page or document number of abutting plats and  
condominiums.  
(v) Statement that plat includes all lands between intermediate traverse line and  
water's edge when applicable.  
(vi) Number of lots, outlots, parks and other grounds.  
(vii) Acreage shown to 1/10th of an acre.  
(c) Date of certification.  
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(d) Name of firm and its legal address.  
(e) Surveyor's hand written signature as printed in subdivision (a) of this subrule.  
If the surveyor is also a partner or principal officer of a firm, the office held shall be  
indicated below the signature.  
(f) Michigan license number.  
(g) Surveyor's seal (facsimile in durable, pigment based black ink shall be used).  
(h) Name of the plaintiff or plaintiffs identified on the judgment.  
(i) Name of the judge that signed the judgment.  
(j) Circuit court file number.  
(k) Name of the county in which the judgment was entered.  
(3) If a firm of surveyors, name and legal address of the firm, a partner or principal  
officer shall also hand-sign the certificate above its printed name and license number,  
unless the surveyor signing in subrule 2(e) is a partner or principal officer.  
SURVEYOR’S CERTIFICATE  
I, ________(2)(a)________, surveyor, certify:  
That I have surveyed and mapped the land shown on this amended plat, described as follows:  
_____________(2)(b)___________________.  
That I have made such survey and amended plat by the direction of the plaintiff(s).  
That such amended plat is a correct representation of the exterior boundary of the land surveyed.  
That the required monuments and lot markers have been located in the ground, as required by the  
act.  
That the accuracy of survey is within the limits required by the act.  
That the bearings shown on the amended plat are expressed as required by the act and as  
explained in the legend.  
That such amended plat is a true and exact copy of the portion of the plat of  
_____(2)(b)(i)______ as amended by the judgment to vacate, correct or revise the plat or a  
portion of the plat in the matter of _____(2)(h)_____, plaintiff(s), which was entered by circuit  
court judge, ______(2)(i)______, in the county of _____(2)(k)_____, State of Michigan, on  
_____day of _________, _______.  
Circuit court file number: _____(2)(j)_____  
_________(2)(c)___________  
(2)(d) Print name of firm  
Date  
address  
_____________(3)_________________  
(Print principal’s name, title and  
license number)  
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________(2)(e) & (f)_______________  
Print surveyor’s name and  
license number  
(2)(g)  
Surveyor’s seal  
___________(2)(e)_____________________  
Note: (2)(a) to (2)(j) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule and (3) refers to  
paragraph (3) of the rules.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.121 Municipal certificate.  
Rule 121. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate on the plat, as required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and the municipality shall use the  
certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Whether a township board, village council, or other municipal legislative  
body.  
(b) Name of municipality.  
(c) Date of meeting and final plat approval.  
(d) Date of approval and name of health department when health department  
approval is required on a preliminary plat.  
(e) A statement that public water and public sewer services have been installed  
and are ready for connection or that surety has been posted to insure the installation of  
public sewer and public water service. When a proposed plat is to be served by  
municipal sewer or water and the improvements have not been constructed, copies  
of the respective state construction permits and proof of surety shall accompany the  
final plat.When a proposed plat is serviced by completed municipal sewer or water, the  
municipal certificate to that effect is all that is required.  
(f) A statement that the municipality has adopted a subdivision control ordinance  
and waives the minimum lot size specified.  
(g) A statement that the proprietors of the subdivision have been required by the  
municipality to comply with the provisions of the act when there is no county drain  
commissioner.  
(h) A statement that surety is posted and for what length of time if the posting of  
surety for the placement of monuments is permitted.  
(i) Signature of the clerk when approval is given and preceding paragraphs have  
been complied with.  
(j) Date certificate is signed by clerk.  
MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATE  
I certify that this plat was approved by the  
(a)  
, of the  
(b)  
, at  
a meeting held (c) and was reviewed and found to be in compliance with 1967  
PA 288, MCL 560.101 to 560.293. (d) or (e), (f), (g) and (h)  
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(i)  
(j)  
(Printed name) clerk  
Date  
Note: (a) to (j) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.122 Michigan department of transportation certificate.  
Rule 122. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of the  
Michigan department of transportation certificate on the plat as required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and the Michigan department of  
transportation shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Date of certification.  
(b) Signature of an authorized person signing for the Michigan department of  
transportation.  
PROPRIETOR’S PLAT:  
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  
Approved on  
(a)  
, as complying with 1967 PA 288, MCL 560.101 to 560.293 and the  
applicable published rules and regulations of the Michigan Department of Transportation.  
(b)  
(a)  
(Printed name and title of authorized person)  
Date  
ASSESSOR’S PLAT:  
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  
Approved on  
(a)  
, as complying with existing right of way.  
(b)  
(a)  
(Printed name and title of authorized person)  
Date  
Note: (a) to (b) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
R 560.126 County road commission's certificate.  
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Rule 126. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate on the plat required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and the board of county road  
commissioners shall use the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Date of meeting and approval.  
(b) Name of county in which the subdivision is located and in respect to which the  
board has jurisdiction over roads and streets.  
(c) Signature of the chairperson of the board, immediately above the printed  
name.  
(d) Date certificate is signed by chairperson.  
COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION CERTIFICATE  
Approved on  
and the applicable published rules and regulations of the board of county road commissioners of  
(b) County.  
(a)  
as complying with 1967 PA 288, MCL 560.183  
(c)  
(Printed name), chairperson  
(d)  
Date  
Note: (a) to (d) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.127 County drain commissioner's certificate.  
Rule 127. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the certificate on the plat required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and the county drain commissioner shall use  
the certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Date of approval.  
(b) Name of county in which the subdivision is located and in respect to which the  
commissioner has jurisdiction over drains and drainage.  
(c) Signature of the drain commissioner immediately above the printed name.  
(d) Date certificate is signed by the drain commissioner.  
COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER’S CERTIFICATE  
Approved on  
(a)  
as complying with 1967 PA 288, MCL 560.192 and the  
applicable rules and regulations published by my office in the County of  
(b)  
.
(c)  
(d)  
(Printed name), drain commissioner or  
title of authorized official where there  
is no drain commissioner  
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Note: (a) to (d) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 MR 10, Eff June 16, 2008.  
R 560.128 County or municipal treasurers' certificate.  
Rule 128. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the county or municipal treasurers' certificate on the plat required by the act.  
(a) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and the county treasurer shall use the  
certificate which follows, when certifying taxes on the final plat.  
(b) The municipal treasurer shall use the same form but a separate certificate  
when the municipality does not return its delinquent taxes to the state.  
(2) The treasurer shall do all of the following:  
(a) Insert the date the certificate is signed.  
(b) Sign the certificate.  
(c) State the name of the county or municipality.  
(3) The instructions in subrule (2) also apply to a separate certificate which shall  
be made by the municipal treasurer when required by subrule (1).  
TREASURER’S CERTIFICATE  
The records in my office show no unpaid taxes or special assessments for the 5 years preceding  
(a)  
, involving the lands included in this plat.  
(b)  
(Printed name) county (or municipal) treasurer  
(c)  
(Name of county or municipality)  
Note: (a) to (c) refer to identically lettered paragraphs of the rule.  
History: 1979 AC; 2008 AACS.  
R 560.129 County plat board's certificate.  
Rule 129. (1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe the form and content of  
the county plat board certificate on the plat as required by the act.  
(2) The surveyor shall affix on the plat and the county plat board shall use the  
certificate which follows and it shall contain the following:  
(a) Name of the county.  
(b) Date of final plat approval by the board.  
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(c) Signatures of the majority of the plat board approving the plat.  
(d) Printed name of each officer and the office held. If a county has a combined  
clerk-register, the chairman of the county board of commissioners shall sign on the line