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§ 15-1204. Recording of notice of intent to preserve mineral interest

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironmentEffective: April 12, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 15. Mines and Mining (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Maryland Dormant Mineral Interests Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 12, 2011
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1204
§ 15-1204. Recording of notice of intent to preserve mineral interest
In general
(a)(1) An owner of a mineral interest may record, at any time, a notice of intent to preserve the mineral interest or a part of a mineral interest.
(2) A mineral interest is preserved in the county in which the notice is recorded.
(b)(1) The following individuals may record a notice in accordance with subsection (a) of this section:
(i) An owner of the mineral interest;
(ii) Another person legally authorized to act on behalf of the owner; or
(iii) A co-owner, for the benefit of any or all co-owners.
(2) A notice recorded under subsection (a) of this section shall contain:
(i) 1. The name of the owner, or co-owners, of the mineral interest; or
2. If the identity of the owner cannot be determined, information that states that the owner cannot be determined; and
(ii) An identification of the mineral interest or part of the mineral interest to be preserved, in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.
Identification of mineral interest
(c) A mineral interest shall be identified by:
(1) A reference to the location in the records of the instrument that creates, reserves, or otherwise evidences the interest;
(2) The judgment or decree that confirms the mineral interest;
(3) A legal description of the mineral interest, if accompanied by a reference to the name of the record owner under whom the owner of the mineral interest claims; or
(4) A general reference to any or all mineral interests of the owner in any real property situated in the county, if:
(i) A previously recorded instrument created, reserved, or otherwise evidenced the mineral interest; or
(ii) A judgment or decree confirms the mineral interest.


Added by Acts 2010, c. 268, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 269, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010. Amended by Acts 2011, c. 65, § 1, eff. April 12, 2011.
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1204, MD ENVIR § 15-1204
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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