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(A) Whoever, being the owner or agent of the owner of the land located within platting jurisdiction of any municipality as described in SDCL § 11-6-26, knowingly or with intent to defraud, transfers or sells or agrees to sell or negotiates to sell the land by reference to or exhibition of or by other use of a subdivision of the land before the plat has been approved by the Lead City Commission and recorded in the office of the Register of Deed, shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not more than $100 for each lot so transferred or sold or agreed or negotiated to be sold; and the description by metes and bounds in the instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of selling or transferring shall not exempt the transaction from the penalties. The municipality may enjoin the transfer or sale or agreement by action for injunction or may recover the penalty by civil action.
(B) When any map, plan, plat or replat is tendered for filing in the office of the Register of Deeds, it shall be the duty of any like officer to determine whether the proposed map, plan, plat or replat is or is not subject to the provisions of this chapter and whether the endorsements required by this chapter appear thereon, and no Register of Deeds or Deputy shall accept for record any like map, plan, plat or replat unless and until the same shall have been approved by the Lead City Commission of the municipality as required by SDCL § 11-6-26.
(Prior Code, § 4-1203)