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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 146: State Lands.

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Article 1 - General Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-1 146-1. Intent of Subchapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-2 146-2. Department of Administration given control of certain State lands; general powers.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Dispositions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-3 146-3. What lands may be sold.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-4 146-4. Sales of certain lands; procedure; deeds; disposition of proceeds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-5 146-5. Reservation to the State.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-6 146-6. Title to land raised from navigable water.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-6.1 146-6.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 366.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-7 146-7. Sale of timber rights; procedure; instruments conveying rights; disposition of proceeds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-8 146-8. Disposition of mineral deposits in State lands under water.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-9 146-9. Disposition of mineral deposits in State lands not under water.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-10 146-10. Leases.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-11 146-11. Easements, rights-of-way, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-12 146-12. Easements in lands covered by water.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-13 146-13. Erection of piers on State lakes restricted.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-14 146-14. Proceeds of dispositions of certain State lands.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-14.1 146-14.1. Natural Resources Easement Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-15 146-15. Definition of net proceeds.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Discovery and Reclamation. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-16 146-16. Department of Administration to supervise.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-17 146-17. Mapping and discovery agreements.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-17.1 146-17.1. Rewards; reclamation of certain State lands; wrongful removal of timber from State lands.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Miscellaneous Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-18 146-18. Recreational use of State lakes regulated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-19 146-19. Fishing license fees for nonresidents of counties in which State lakes are situated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-20 146-20. Forfeiture for failure to register deeds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-20.1 146-20.1. Conveyance of certain marshlands validated; public trust rights reserved.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - General Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-21 146-21. Intent of Subchapter.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Acquisitions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-22 146-22. All acquisitions to be made by Department of Administration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-22.1 146-22.1. Acquisition of property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-22.2 146-22.2. Appraisal of property to be acquired by State.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-22.3 146-22.3. Acquisition of land to be used to restore, enhance, preserve, or create wetlands.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-22.4 146-22.4. Acquisition of wetlands from private mitigation banking companies.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-22.5 146-22.5. Reimbursement of payment in lieu of future ad valorem taxes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-23 146-23. (Effective until July 1, 2018) Agency must file statement of needs; Department must investigate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-23.1 146-23.1. Buildings having historic, architectural or cultural significance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-23.2 146-23.2. Purchase of buildings constructed or renovated to a certain energy-efficiency standard.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-24 146-24. Procedure for purchase or condemnation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-24.1 146-24.1. The power of eminent domain.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-25 146-25. Leases and rentals.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-25.1 146-25.1. Proposals to be secured for leases.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-26 146-26. Donations and devises to State.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-26.1 146-26.1. Relocation assistance.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - Dispositions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-27 146-27. The role of the Department of Administration in sales, leases, and rentals.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-28 146-28. Agency must file application with Department; Department must investigate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-29 146-29. Procedure for sale, lease, or rental.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-29.1 146-29.1. Lease or sale of real property for less than fair market value.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-29.2 146-29.2. Lease or interest in real property for communication purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-30 146-30. Application of net proceeds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-30.1 146-30.1. Application of net proceeds of disposition or use of real property allocated to the 4-H Camping Program.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - Miscellaneous Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-31 146-31. Right of appeal to Governor and Council of State.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-32 146-32. Exemptions as to leases, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-33 146-33. State agencies to locate and mark boundaries of lands.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-34 146-34. Agencies may establish agreed boundaries.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-35 146-35. Severance approval delegation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-36 146-36. Acquisitions for and conveyances to federal government.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - General Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-37 146-37. Intent of Subchapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-38 146-38. Pending entries.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-39 146-39. Void grants; not color of title.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 10 - Surveys. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-40 146-40. Record of surveys to be kept.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-41 146-41. Former surveys recorded.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-42 146-42. What record must show; received as evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 11 - Grants. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-43 146-43. Cutting timber on land before obtaining a grant.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-44 146-44. Card index system for grants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-45 146-45. Grant of Moore's Creek Battlefield authorized.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 12 - Correction of Grants. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-46 146-46. When grants may issue.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-47 146-47. Change of county line before grant issued or registered.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-48 146-48. Entries in wrong county.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-49 146-49. Errors in surveys of plots corrected.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-50 146-50. Resurvey of lands to correct grants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-51 146-51. Lost seal replaced.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-52 146-52. Errors in grants corrected.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-53 146-53. Irregular entries validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-54 146-54. Grant signed by deputy Secretary of State validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-55 146-55. Registration of grants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-56 146-56. Time for registering grants extended.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-57 146-57. Time for registering grants and other instruments extended.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-58 146-58. Time for registering grants further extended.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-59 146-59. Time for registering grants or copies extended.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-60 146-60. Further extension of time for registering grants or copies for two years from January 1, 1947.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-60.1 146-60.1. Further extension of time for registering grants or copies for four years from January 1, 1977.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 13 - Grants Vacated. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-61 146-61. Civil action to vacate grant.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-62 146-62. Judgment recorded in Secretary of State's office.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-63 146-63. Action by State to vacate grants.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 14 - General Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-64 146-64. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-65 146-65. Exemptions from Chapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-66 146-66. Voidability of transactions contrary to Chapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-67 146-67. Governor to employ persons.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-68 146-68. Statutes of limitation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-69 146-69. Service on State in land actions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-70 146-70. Institution of land actions by the State.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 15 - State Land Fund. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-71 146-71. State Land Fund created.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-72 146-72. Purpose.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-73 146-73. Administration.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 16 - Form of Conveyances. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-74 146-74. Approval of conveyances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-75 146-75. Execution; signature; attestation; seal.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-76 146-76. Exclusive method of conveying State lands.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-77 146-77. Admission to registration in counties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-78 146-78. Validation of conveyances of state-owned lands.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 17 - Title in State. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-79 146-79. Title presumed in the State; tax titles.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-80 146-80. Statute of limitations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-81 146-81. Title to lands sold for taxes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-82 146-82. Protection of interest in lands sold for taxes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 18 - Miscellaneous. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 146-83 146-83. Vested rights protected.[HTML] [RTF]