BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF INFORMATION
TOPO: To determine land feature attributes.
RED LINES = PROPERTY LINES
GREEN SHADES = WOODED AREAS
WHITE AREAS = GRASSY AREAS
BLUE = RESERVOIR/LAKES/WATER AND ITS DRAINAGE PATTERN
BROWN LINES = DARK BROWN; ELEVATION CHANGES OF 100 FEET LIGHT BROWN; ELEVATION CHANGES OF 20 FEET Closer the lines are the steeper the land is.
ROADS/TRAILS DO NOT INDICATE AN IMPROVED, BUILT, PASSABLE ROAD or LEGAL ACCESS OR USE.
STATE LAND MAP: To determine adjacent land owned by a government entity.
RED = STATE OWNED LAND. Can/Is leased to a neighboring land owner for grazing or hay production. It is public land and if you neighbor such land or a public road lends access, you have the right to use it. Such as hunting, firewood gathering (with permit), walking, hiking, etc., just not grazing of hay production (leased).
YELLOW = BLM LAND. Federal Land, public land use.
MIN MAP: To determine if Mineral Ownership is government owned or held privately.
This does NOT mean the seller owns the mineral rights, it is only used to determine the government ownership of such.
Locate Subject marked roughly in red. Locate the bold black line which encompasses the subject property. Inside that given area are initials; D/C and/or ALL MIN.
D/C = Ditches and Canals rights owned by State.
ALL MIN = All minerals owned by State. BLM lands, minerals are owned by BLM.
TAX SUMMARY: To determine and identify land use and taxes as per County.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION = Legal as per County Assessor as well as acreage. NOTE: Sometimes multiple properties are on a single summary.
TAX TYPE = Whether taxed as Residential Commercial Agricultural. Tax amount for most current year will appear handwritten.
FAIR MARKET VALUE = Assessor valuation of TAXABLE FAIR MARKET and is NOT Real Estate Market value.
DATA SHEET: Our comments on the property as we viewed it at the time of listing.
WELL: Wyoming requires wells, reservoirs and springs to be permitted. South Dakota does not; only Ag use water requires permits in SD. If testing for bacteria has been done it will be included; HOWEVER, we suggest a current test be performed during your inspections and annually thereafter.
SEPTIC: Wyoming DEQ requires all septic systems aka waste water treatment systems be permitted. There must be design, permitted, inspected and completion documentation.
CCR’s: Covenants, conditions and restrictions (CCRs) are the governing documents that dictate how the homeowners association operates and what rules the owners — and their tenants and guests — must obey. These legal documents might also be called the bylaws, the master deed, the houses rules or another name. These documents and rules are legally enforceable by the homeowners association, unless a specific provision conflicts with federal, state or local laws. They are CIVIL in Wyoming, in short, civil court is the place for disputes.
Can they be changed? Most rules are easy to accept, but some may strike a nerve. Such issues as livestock, pets, discharge of firearms, hunting, recreation, size minimums and limited number of improvements. The procedure for changing the rules should be explained in the governing documents. A majority vote or, in some cases, a super-majority, will be required.
What are the most important provisions in the governing documents? The provisions that govern the activity you are interested in during your life there.
Do I need an attorney to explain the CC&Rs to me? It’s always a good idea to seek legal counsel if you have questions about the governing documents or rules. Consider reading the documents yourself and preparing a list of questions, then asking your attorney to interpret anything you don’t understand.
SURVEY: Not all lands in Rural Wyoming have been surveyed.
LAT & LONG: With this information you will be able to map on Google or Mapquest.