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Land Boundaries: Chapter 177 F.S.


Course Description – “Land Boundaries: Chapter 177 F.S.”

Course No. 7441

6 HR. Continuing Education Credit in Laws and Rules Category

Instructional annotations by:  David Melvin, PLS, CFM


“Land Boundaries:  Chapter 177 F.S.” is a six hour course that teaches the laws and rules given in Chapter 177 Florida Statues  regarding Land Boundaries.  David Melvin provides annotated comments as instructional guidance to help in understanding the law.


Course Topics – “Land Boundaries: Chapter 177 F.S.”  


· Boundary Survey Requirement

· Naming Subdivisions and Streets

· Plat Approval Process

· Vacation of Plats

· Recording Requirements

· State Plane Coordinates

· Coastal Land Boundaries

· Certified Corner Reports


Course Objectives – “Land Boundaries: Chapter 177 F.S.” 

The objective of “Land Boundaries:  Chapter 177 F.S.” is to teach the laws and rules given in Chapter 177 Florida Statues regarding Land Boundaries.


Evaluation Method – “Land Boundaries: Chapter 177 F.S.”  

A written examination consisting of twenty multiple choice questions will be used to determine if the course objectives have been met.  The student must achieve a minimum of 70 percent correct answers in order to receive Land Pro Seminars’ Continuing Education Credit Certification.


Detailed Outline – “Land Boundaries: Chapter 177 F.S.”


PART I:   Platting (ss. 177.011-177.151)

This portion will cover each sub-section of Part 1 in detail with

particular emphasis on sub-section dealing with plats made for

recording (ss. 177.091).


PART II:  Coastal Mapping (ss. 177.25-177.40)

This portion will be a general overview of Part II with emphases on

sub-section dealing with standards for establishment of local tidal

datum (ss. 177.38).  Procedures and methods for tide observations

or the determination of local tidal datum will not be included in this



PART III: Restoration of Corners (ss. 177.501-177.510)

This portion will cover each sub-section of Part III in detail