North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 146 State Lands

Article 1 - General Provisions.

Article 2 - Dispositions.

Article 3 - Discovery and Reclamation.

Article 4 - Miscellaneous Provisions.

Article 5 - General Provisions.

  • § 146-21   Intent of Subchapter
    It is the purpose and intent of this Subchapter to provide for and regulate the acquisition, disposition, and management of all State lands other than...

Article 6 - Acquisitions.

Article 7 - Dispositions.

Article 8 - Miscellaneous Provisions.

Article 9 - General Provisions.

  • § 146-37   Intent of Subchapter
    It is the purpose and intent of this Subchapter to protect vested rights, titles, and interests acquired under the laws governing entries and grants as...
  • § 146-38   Pending entries
    All entries which have been filed with entry‑takers within one year prior to June 2, 1959, or filed more than one year prior to June...
  • § 146-39   Void grants; not color of title
    Every entry made and every grant issued for any lands not authorized by G.S. 146‑1 through 146‑77, as those sections read immediately prior to June...

Article 10 - Surveys.

  • § 146-40   Record of surveys to be kept
    The county commissioners of the several counties of the State shall provide a suitable book or books for recording of surveys of entries of land,...
  • § 146-41   Former surveys recorded
    Where any ex‑surveyor of a county is alive and has correct minutes or notes of surveys of land on entries made by him during his...
  • § 146-42   What record must show; received as evidence
    All surveys so recorded in such book shall show the number of the tract of land, the name of the party entering, and the name...

Article 11 - Grants.

Article 12 - Correction of Grants.

Article 13 - Grants Vacated.

  • § 146-61   Civil action to vacate grant
    When any person claiming title to lands under a grant or patent from the King of Great Britain, any of the lords proprietors of North...
  • § 146-62   Judgment recorded in Secretary of State's office
    If, upon verdict or demurrer, the court believe that the patent or grant was made against law or obtained by fraud, surprise, or upon untrue...
  • § 146-63   Action by State to vacate grants
    An action may be brought by the Attorney General in the name of the State for the purpose of vacating or annulling letters patent granted...

Article 14 - General Provisions.

  • § 146-64   Definitions
    As used in this Chapter: (1) "Acquired lands" means all State lands, title to which has been acquired by the State or by any State...
  • § 146-65   Exemptions from Chapter
    None of the provisions of Chapter 146 shall apply to: (1) The acquisition of highway rights‑of‑way, borrow pits, or other interests or estates in land...
  • § 146-66   Voidability of transactions contrary to Chapter
    Any sale, lease, rental, or other disposition of State lands or of any interest or right therein, made or entered into contrary to the provisions...
  • § 146-67   Governor to employ persons
    The Governor may employ persons to perform such services as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter, and he shall fix...
  • § 146-68   Statutes of limitation
    The provisions of G.S. 1‑35, 1‑36, and 1‑37 are made applicable to this Chapter. (1959, c. 683, s. 1.)
  • § 146-69   Service on State in land actions
    In all actions and special proceedings brought by or against the State or any State agency with respect to State land or any interest therein,...
  • § 146-70   Institution of land actions by the State
    Every action or special proceeding in behalf of the State or any State agency with respect to State lands or any interest therein, or with...

Article 15 - State Land Fund.

  • § 146-71   State Land Fund created
    The State Land Fund, which is hereby created, shall consist of the moneys required by this Chapter to be paid into that fund, together with...
  • § 146-72   Purpose
    The State Land Fund may, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Governor and approved by the Council of State, be used for...
  • § 146-73   Administration
    The State Land Fund shall be administered by the Department of Administration, in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Governor and approved by...

Article 16 - Form of Conveyances.

  • § 146-74   Approval of conveyances
    Every proposed conveyance in fee, including conveyances by gift, of State lands shall be submitted to the Governor and Council of State for their approval....
  • § 146-75   Execution; signature; attestation; seal
    Each such conveyance in fee shall be in the usual form of deeds of conveyance of real property and shall be executed in the name...
  • § 146-76   Exclusive method of conveying State lands
    The manner and method of conveying State lands herein set out shall be the exclusive and only method of conveying State lands in fee. Any...
  • § 146-77   Admission to registration in counties
    Each such conveyance shall be admitted to registration in the several counties of the State upon the probate required by law for deeds of corporations....
  • § 146-78   Validation of conveyances of state-owned lands
    All conveyances heretofore made by the Governor, attested by the Secretary of State, and authorized by the Council of State, in the manner provided by...

Article 17 - Title in State.

  • § 146-79   Title presumed in the State; tax titles
    In all controversies and suits for any land to which the State or any State agency or its assigns shall be a party, the title...
  • § 146-80   Statute of limitations
    No statute of limitations shall affect the title or mar the action of the State, or of any State agency, or of its assigns, unless...
  • § 146-81   Title to lands sold for taxes
    The title to all land acquired by the State by virtue of being sold for taxes is hereby vested in the State of North Carolina....
  • § 146-82   Protection of interest in lands sold for taxes
    Whenever any lands in which the State of North Carolina or any State agency has an interest, by way of mortgage or otherwise, are advertised...

Article 18 - Miscellaneous.

  • § 146-83   Vested rights protected
    No provision of this Chapter shall be applied or construed to the detriment of vested rights, interests, or estates of any private individual, firm, or...