Steps to secure a Land Patent:
We present the following in the hope that you will educate yourself with the truth and prepare yourself to stand, as our forefathers did, and as the founding fathers of this nation did, with your Land, Liberty, and Rights intact.
By definition a Land Patent is the only form of proof of absolute title to Land in the United States of America. “A patent is the highest evidence of title and is conclusive as against the government and all claiming under junior patents or titles” U.S. v. Stone 2 US 525. The patented “grant of land is a public law standing on the statute books of the State, and is notice to every subsequent purchaser under any conflicting sale made afterward.” Wineman v. Gastrell 2 U.S. App. 581. “State statutes that give less authoritative ownership of title than the patent can not even be brought into federal court” Langdon v. Sherwood, 124 U.S. 74, 81. Land patents are granted to the named party and to their heirs and assigns forever. Therefore, to secure ownership of land you must have a proper chain of title secured to your acceptance of a properly assigned underlying land patent, or you could loose your land in a land contest. The following steps are the steps we follow to secure the proper documents to accomplish this. We use our copyrighted forms which we cannot publish here because there are so many unscrupulous people that would use these forms incorrectly. These forms are only available from Team Law directly. With the exception of our filling out said copyrighted forms the following steps are the steps followed by the person seeking to perfect their title with their acceptance of the Land Patent related to it:
First, you must have evidence of a your right to the land, i.e.: Warranty Deed, a well supported Quitclaim Deed, documented Assignment, Inheritance, etc. In any land rights battle, the complete chain of title is necessary so we would always secure the entire chain of title for our own records. To secure Team Law's documentation we do not need the complete Title, we only need to see certified proof of the most recent Deeds that grant the Land to you. We need to see a certified copy of your Warranty Deed (if your right to the land was acquired by a Quitclaim Deed we need to see a certified copy of it and of every other transfer document back to a Warranty Deed).
Second, find the land description on your right to the land (your deed) and get it into land patent format.
In the original 13 states, land descriptions are usually made by describing landmarks and 'meets and bounds', which is where a description starts at a known point then describes how far to go in each direction until the body of the land is described. That method is difficult to deal with over time, because landmarks can change, move and or disappear. Since the Constitutional Republic has been formed virtually the rest of the country was mapped in Section, Township, and Range format (hereafter STRf). If the legal description of your land on your right to the land documents (hereafter
Warranty Deed) is not in STRf, then you need to get it into that format
to find the proper Land Patent for your Land. To do that you need to trace the legal
description on your Warranty Deed back to STRf. For example, if your Deed
says, Lot 3 of the Bryerton Subdivision as recorded in the Dexter County
Land Records, then you go to the Dexter County Clerk and Recorder's office
and find the original copy of the Subdivision's plat map. Find your lot and locate the Section,
Township, and Range that includes your lot. Get a certified copy of the County plat
map of the subdivision your land is located in (we always get two certified copies of everything, then we keep the documents in two separate places for security’s sake); you'll especially need the part
that legally describes the land. That part is called: the legal,
and it almost always lists the Land description in STRf. While you're there
it won't hurt to get a couple certified copies of your Warranty Deed from their
records (if you don't already have them). If
your land records describe your land in 'meets and bounds', you'll need to be able to prove the land described on your Deed is within the land described on the respective land patent—that can be done with certified official Plat Map(s) or you can contact a Certified Surveyor familiar with creating official plat maps. If you have difficulty with this you may contact us directly by logging onto Team Law’s Forum and send a Private Message to Admin requesting assistance. If you have, a Trust Deed and no Warranty Deed, you will also want to contact Team Law for additional help through our Online Forum.
- File it in the Clerk and Recorder’s office with the land records of the county.
- Make public notice that you accepted the assignment of the patent in the legal notices in a local newspaper.
- Post the Land Patent Sandwich on the County’s public notice bulletin board (usually found at either the County (district) Courthouse or at the Sheriff’s office). Post Office bulletin boards would also be sufficient.
With a land patent as the operating authority on the land, the Land cannot thereafter lawfully be taken for debt or taxes, except by the willing grant of the Landowner. This fact does not limit the owner from the ability to willingly enter contracts. Such contracts may contain the landowner’s full authority to convey the land. Team Law can help its beneficiaries understand and resolve related matters. For further information, contact us by logging onto Team Law’s Forum and send a Private Message to Admin requesting assistance.
Understanding how the sandwich works: On the bottom of the sandwich, you have the highest authority of land title, the certified copy of your Land Patent. Its own words prove the land belongs (fee simple) to the party named on the patent and to their heirs and assigns forever. The patent proves your right of assignment or inheritance so the next document is your copyrighted Declaration of acceptance of the Land Patent. Your right to claim the land is your assignment on the land, which assignment is found within your Warranty Deed (where the deed says "grants" and/or "assigns"). Therefore, a certified copy of your Warranty Deed is the third document on the pile. The top document is your copyrighted Quitclaim Deed, which moves your land out of equity (fairness to the contract) and into law (fact in fee simple).
Keeping two copies is is best, keeping each in a separate secure locations.
Again, it is important to realize having a Land Patent does not limit you from willingly going into debt or from forming contracts. The fact is, property taxes are the result of a private contract between you and the state of 'X'. Nothing impedes your right to contract. Respectively, if you desire to so contract the property appurtenant to your Land, you obligate yourself to follow the terms and conditions of your contract.
Well, that’s about it for now. Please watch for our forthcoming book on Land Patents and taking back America. A more in-depth review of the Land Patent process is available in our Do it Yourself Land Patents album which you can get from our Order Form. There are also good articles on Land Patents in our WARN newsletter on page 13 and in our Open Forum Land 101 mini course presented there.
Sincerely, let’s get together and take our nation back.
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