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1976 South Carolina Code of Laws
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Updated through the end of the 2002 Session

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Title 57 - Highways, Bridges and Ferries

CHAPTER 9.

ABANDONMENT OR CLOSING OF STREETS, ROADS OR HIGHWAYS

SECTION 57-9-10. Petition to abandon or close street, road or highway; notice thereof.

Any interested person, the State or any of its political subdivisions or agencies may petition a court of competent jurisdiction to abandon or close any street, road or highway whether opened or not. Prior to filing the petition, notice of intention to file shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in the county where such street, road or highway is situated. Notice shall also be sent by mail requiring a return receipt to the last known address of all abutting property owners whose property would be affected by any such change.

SECTION 57-9-20. Court shall make determination.

If the court shall determine that it is to be the best interest of all concerned that such street, road or highway be abandoned or closed, the court shall then determine in whom the title thereto shall be vested and issue an appropriate order.

SECTION 57-9-30. Recording of court order.

The clerk of court or register of deeds of the county where the property is situated shall record the order of the court and index the same in the book of deeds to real property.

SECTION 57-9-40. Chapter construed as cumulative to other laws.

This chapter shall not be construed to repeal any other provision of law but shall be cumulative thereto.





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