(A)   Registered land surveys. It is the intention of this chapter that all registered land surveys within the jurisdiction of this chapter shall be presented to the Planning Commission in the form of a preliminary plat in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter for preliminary plats and that the Planning Commission shall first approve the arrangement, sizes and relationship of proposed tracts in the registered land surveys, and that tracts to be used as easements or streets should be so dedicated. Unless the approvals have been obtained from the Planning Commission and Council in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter, building permits will be withheld for buildings on tracts which have been so subdivided by registered land surveys, and the city may refuse to take over tracts as streets or roads or to improve, repair or maintain any such tracts unless so approved.
   (B)   Conveyance by metes and bounds. No conveyance may be made of any parcel or tract in which the land conveyed is described by metes and bounds or to an unapproved survey or unapproved plat, unless the conveyance of the parcel is specifically exempted from the provisions of this chapter as noted in §§ 152.01 through 152.07 of this chapter or a variance is obtained under § 152.09 of this chapter. Neither the city nor the county or the affected township, if applicable, shall issue any building permit or zoning permit for construction of buildings or other improvements on such parcels or tracts which have been subdivided and conveyed in violation of this chapter and subdivision. Hereafter, no public utility or governmental entity shall construct an improvement upon land affected by this chapter unless located within clearly noted and designated right-of-way or easement on an approved plat, or filed prior to the effective date of this subdivision, or has otherwise been approved by the Council. The County Recorder is hereby given notice and instructed to deny the recording of any such conveyance in violation of the provisions of this chapter and this section. The prohibitions contained herein are made under the provisions of M.S. § 462.358, as it may be amended from time to time, and shall be governed in accordance with the provisions therein.
(Prior Code, § 12.30)  (Ord. 149, New Series, effective 1-17-1975; Ord. 102, Third Series, effective 2-21-1991)