47. Certificate of Inspection and Possession
(Caption as in Complaint)
CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION AND POSSESSION
I,_____________ , a of the Department of___________ , hereby
certify that on the____ day of________ , 19___, I made a personal
examination and inspection of that certain tract or parcel of land
situated in the County of_________ , State of_____________ ,
designated as Tract No._______ , and containing acres (proposed to
be) acquired by the United States of America in connection with the
Project (from ) in the condemnation proceeding entitled , Civil No.
- That I am fully informed as to the boundaries, lines and
corners of said tract; that I found no evidence of any work or
labor having been performed or any materials having been furnished
in connection with the making of any repairs or improvements on
said land; and that I made careful inquiry of the above-named
vendor (and of the occupants of said land) and ascertained that
nothing had been done on or about said premises within the past
months that would entitle any person to a lien upon said premises
for work or labor performed or materials furnished.
- That I also made inquiry of the above-named vendor (and of all
occupants of said land) as to his/her/their rights of possession
and the rights of possession of any person or persons known to
him/her/them, and neither found any evidence nor obtained any
information showing or tending to show that any person had any
rights of possession or other interest in said premises adverse to
the rights of the above-named vendor or the United States of
- That I was informed by the above-named vendor (and by all other
occupants) that to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief
there is no outstanding unrecorded deed, mortgage, lease, contract,
or other instrument adversely affecting the title to said
- That to the best of my knowledge and belief after actual and
diligent inquiry and physical inspection of said premises there is
no evidence whatever of any vested or accrued water rights for
mining, agricultural, and manufacturing, or other purpose, nor any
ditches or canals constructed by or being used thereon under
authority of the United States, nor any exploration or operations
whatever for the development of coal, oil, gas, or other minerals
on said lands; and that there are no possessory rights now in
existence owned or being actively exercised by any third party
under any reservation contained in any patent or patents heretofore
issued by the United States for said land.
- That to the best of my knowledge and belief based upon actual
and diligent inquiry made there is no outstanding right whatsoever
in any person to the possession of said premises nor any
outstanding right, title, interest, lien, or estate, existing or
being asserted in or to said premises except such as are disclosed
and evidenced by the public records.
- That said premises are now wholly unoccupied and vacant except
for the occupancy of the following, from whom disclaimer(s) of all
right, title and interest in and to said premises, executed on the
day of , 19, has (have) been obtained:
Name , Address , Statement of Interest Claimed .
Dated this day of , 19.
N.B.: To be prepared at or near the date of taking.
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