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Article 1 - Jurisdiction in Clerk of Superior Court. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-1 156-1. Supplemental proceeding.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-2 156-2. Petition filed; commissioners appointed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-3 156-3. Duty of commissioners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-4 156-4. Report and confirmation; easement acquired; exceptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-5 156-5. Width of right-of-way for repairs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-6 156-6. Right of owner to fence; entry for repairs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-7 156-7. Earth for construction of dam; removal of dam.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-8 156-8. Earth from canal removed or leveled.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-9 156-9. No drain opened within 30 feet.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-10 156-10. Right to drain into canal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-11 156-11. Expense of repairs apportioned.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-12 156-12. Notice of making repairs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-13 156-13. Judgment against owner in default; lien.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-14 156-14. Subsequent owners bound.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-15 156-15. Amount of contribution for repair ascertained.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-16 156-16. Petition by servient owner against dominant owner.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-17 156-17. Commissioners to examine lands and make report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-18 156-18. Cost of repairs enforced by judgment.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-19 156-19. Obstructing canal or ditch dug under agreement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-20 156-20. Right of dominant owner to repair.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-21 156-21. Canal maintained for seven years presumed a necessity; drainage assessments declared liens.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-22 156-22. Supplemental assessments to make up deficiency; vacancy appointments of assessment jurors.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-23 156-23. Easement of drainage surrendered.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-24 156-24. Obstructing drain cut by consent.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-25 156-25. Protection of canals, ditches, and natural drains.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-26 156-26. Procedure upon agreement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-27 156-27. Recovery for benefits; payment of damages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-28 156-28. Notice to landowners; assessments made by viewers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-29 156-29. Report filed; appeal and jury trial.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-30 156-30. Confirmation of report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-31 156-31. Payment in installments.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - Jurisdiction in County Commissioners. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-32 156-32. Petition filed; board appointed; refusal to serve misdemeanor.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-33 156-33. Duty of board; refusal to comply with their requirements misdemeanor.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-34 156-34. Report filed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-35 156-35. Owners to keep ditch open.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-36 156-36. Compensation of board.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Manner of Organization. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-37 156-37. Petition filed in superior court.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-38 156-38. Commissioners appointed; report required.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-39 156-39. Surveyor employed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-40 156-40. Confirmation of report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-41 156-41. Proprietors become a corporation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-42 156-42. Organization; corporate name, officers and powers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-43 156-43. Incorporation of canal already constructed; commissioners; reports.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Rights and Liabilities in the Corporation. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-44 156-44. Shares of stock annexed to land.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-45 156-45. Shareholders to pay assessments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-46 156-46. Payment of dues entitles to use of canal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-47 156-47. Rights of infant owners protected.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-48 156-48. Compensation for damage to lands.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-49 156-49. Dissolution of corporation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-50 156-50. Laborer's lien for work on canal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-51 156-51. Penalty for nonpayment of assessments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-52 156-52. Corporation authorized to issue bonds.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-53 156-53. Payment of bonds enforced.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Establishment of Districts. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-54 156-54. Jurisdiction to establish districts.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-55 156-55. Venue; special proceedings.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-56 156-56. Petition filed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-57 156-57. Bond filed and summons issued.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-58 156-58. Publication in case of unknown owners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-59 156-59. Board of viewers appointed by clerk.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-60 156-60. Attorney for petitioners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-61 156-61. Estimate of expense and manner of payment; advancement of funds and repayment from assessments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-62 156-62. Examination of lands and preliminary report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-63 156-63. First hearing of preliminary report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-64 156-64. Notice of further hearing.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-65 156-65. Further hearing, and district established.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-66 156-66. Right of appeal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-67 156-67. Condemnation of land.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-68 156-68. Complete survey ordered.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-69 156-69. Nature of the survey; conservation and replacement of fish and wildlife habitat; structures to control and store water.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-70 156-70. Assessment of damages.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-70.1 156-70.1. When title deemed acquired for purpose of easements or rights-of-way; notice to landowner; claim for compensation; appeal.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-71 156-71. Classification of lands and benefits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-72 156-72. Extension of time for report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-73 156-73. Final report filed; notice of hearing.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-74 156-74. Adjudication upon final report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-75 156-75. Appeal from final hearing.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-76 156-76. Compensation of board of viewers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-77 156-77. Account of expenses filed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-78 156-78. Drainage record.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-78.1 156-78.1. Municipalities.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 6 - Drainage Commissioners. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-79 156-79. Appointment and organization under original act.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-80 156-80. Name of districts.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-81 156-81. Appointment and organization under amended act.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-81.1 156-81.1. Treasurer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-82 156-82. Validation of election of members of drainage commission.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-82.1 156-82.1. Duties and powers of the board of drainage commissioners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-82.2 156-82.2. Appointment of drainage commissioners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-82.3 156-82.3. Validation of previous actions.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7 - Construction of Improvement. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-83 156-83. Superintendent of construction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-84 156-84. Letting contracts.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-85 156-85. Monthly estimates for work and payments thereon; final payment.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-86 156-86. Failure of contractors; reletting.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-87 156-87. Right to enter upon lands; removal of timber.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-88 156-88. Drainage across public or private ways.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-89 156-89. Drainage across railroads; procedure.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-90 156-90. Notice to railroad.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-91 156-91. Manner of construction across railroad.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-92 156-92. Control and repairs by drainage commissioners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93 156-93. Construction of lateral drains.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7A - Maintenance. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.1 156-93.1. Maintenance assessments and contracts; engineering assistance, construction equipment, etc.; joint or consolidated maintenance operations; water-retardant structures; borrowing in anticipation of revenue.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7B - Improvement, Renovation, Enlargement and Extension of Canals, Structures and Boundaries. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.2 156-93.2. Proceedings for improvement, renovation and extension of canals, structures and equipment.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.3 156-93.3. Extension of boundaries.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.4 156-93.4. Coordination of proceedings under 156-93.2 and 156-93.3.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.5 156-93.5. Assessments and bonds for improvement, renovation, enlargement and extension.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.6 156-93.6. Rights-of-way and easements for existing districts.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-93.7 156-93.7. Existing districts may act together to extend boundaries within watershed.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 8 - Assessments and Bond Issue. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-94 156-94. Total cost for three years ascertained.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-95 156-95. Assessment and payment; notice of bond issue.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-96 156-96. Failure to pay deemed consent to bond issue.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-97 156-97. Bonds issued.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-97.1 156-97.1. Issuance of assessment anticipation notes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-98 156-98. Form of bonds and notes; excess assessment.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-99 156-99. Application of funds; holder's remedy.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-100 156-100. Sale of bonds.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-100.1 156-100.1. Sale of assessment anticipation notes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-100.2 156-100.2. Payment of assessments which become liens after original bond issue.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-100.3 156-100.3. Sinking fund.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-101 156-101. Refunding bonds issued.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-102 156-102. Drainage bonds received as deposits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-103 156-103. Assessment rolls prepared.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-104 156-104. Application of amendatory provisions of certain sections; amendment or reformation of proceedings.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-105 156-105. Assessment lien; collection; sale of land.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-106 156-106. Assessment not collectible out of other property of delinquent.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-107 156-107. Sheriff in good faith selling property for assessment not liable for irregularity.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-108 156-108. Receipt books prepared.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-109 156-109. Receipt books where lands in two or more counties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-110 156-110. Authority to collect arrears.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-111 156-111. Sheriff to make monthly settlements; penalty.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-112 156-112. Duty of treasurer to make payment; penalty.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-113 156-113. Fees for collection and disbursement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-114 156-114. Conveyance of land; change in assessment roll; procedure.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-115 156-115. Warranty in deed runs to purchaser who pays assessment.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-116 156-116. Modification of assessments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-117 156-117. Subdistricts formed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-118 through 156-120 156-118 through 156-120. Repealed by Session Laws 1961, c. 614, s. 11.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-121 156-121. Redress to dissatisfied landowners.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-122 156-122. Increase to extinguish debt.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-123 156-123. Proceedings as for original bond issue.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-124 156-124. No drainage assessments for original object may be levied on property when once paid in full.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-124.1 156-124.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1961, c. 614, s. 11.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 9 - Adjustment of Delinquent Assessments. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-125 156-125. Adjustment by board of commissioners authorized.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-126 156-126. Extension of adjusted installments.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-127 156-127. Special fund set up; distribution of collections.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-128 156-128. Approval of adjustments by Local Government Commission.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-129 156-129. Amount of assessments limited; reassessments regulated.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 10 - Reports of Officers. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-130 156-130. Drainage commissioners to make statements.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-131 156-131. Annual report.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-132 156-132. Penalty for failure.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-133 156-133. Auditor appointed; duties; compensation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-134 156-134. Duties of the auditor.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 11 - General Provisions. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-135 156-135. Construction of drainage law.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-135.1 156-135.1. Investment of surplus funds.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-136 156-136. Removal of officers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-137 156-137. Local drainage laws not affected.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-138 156-138. Punishment for violating law as to drainage districts.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-138.1 156-138.1. Acquisition and disposition of lands; lease to or from federal or State government or agency thereof.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-138.2 156-138.2. Meaning of "majority of resident landowners" and "owners of three fifths of land area."[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-138.3 156-138.3. Notice.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-138.4 156-138.4. Procedures to be followed in connection with drainage projects that involve channelization.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 12 - Protection of Public Health. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-139 156-139. Cleaning and draining of streams, etc., under supervision of governmental agencies.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-140 156-140. Tax levy.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 156-141 156-141. Article applicable to certain counties only.[RTF] [PDF]