N.Y. Public Lands Law Section 14
Time of performing conditions of grant


1.

The commissioner of general services may, unless otherwise provided, fix a reasonable time, not less than one year, for the performance of conditions by the grantees of lands, including lands under water, directed to be granted on the performance of conditions. If such conditions are not performed within the time limited, the persons entitled to any benefit under such grant shall forfeit all right to and title in the premises. If the commissioner, after having caused an inspection to be made of the lands granted, determines that the conditions contained in the letters-patent have been complied with, he may issue a certificate to that effect. If complete compliance has not been had, the commissioner, in his discretion, may make an order to the effect that compliance had been had with the conditions in such definitely described portion of lands granted as have been improved. Such order shall be conclusive evidence of the performance of the conditions contained in such letters-patent to the extent stated in such order and as to lands described therein. When the time within which any condition contained in any grant of land is fixed by the terms of the grant, the commissioner may, for good cause shown before the expiration of such time, extend the time within which such condition is to be performed, not exceeding three years.

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The commissioner may, in his discretion, upon application of the grantee or his successor in interest, by order, alter, amend or cancel any condition or conditions contained in letters-patent for land, including lands under water, if satisfied by the reason or proof submitted that such alteration, amendment or cancellation of condition or conditions is just and is not detrimental to the interests of the state.

Source: Section 14 — Time of performing conditions of grant, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBL/14 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

2
State-owned real property inventory and management program
2‑A
Certain transfers of jurisdiction over state-owned lands and declarations of abandonment by the commissioner of general services
2‑B
Transfers of certain funds
3
Powers and duties
4
Vesting of crown lands in the people of the state
5
Letters patent, form and contents
6
Determination of claims based on alleged failure of title
7
Partition of lands held by the state in joint tenancy or tenancy in common
8
Trespasses upon state lands
9
Penalty for trespasses
10
Power to investigate before grant
11
Power to confirm defective grant
12
Certain patents and grants ratified
12‑A
Certain patents ratified and confirmed
13
Grants to heirs, devisees or successors in interest
14
Time of performing conditions of grant
15
Prohibitions as to grants in Lake George
15‑A
Filling in the state owned bed of Lake George prohibited
16
Reservation of Esopus island
17
Payment of incumbrances on public lands
17‑A
Abandonment of claims under defective tax sales
18
Expenses chargeable to special funds
19
Taxes and assessments for local improvements on state lands
19‑A
State aid
19‑B
State aid
20
Grants of lands in Onondaga salt springs reservation designated on certain map
21
Conveyance of strips of abandoned canal lands and Onondaga salt springs reservation land
22
Management of sand and gravel resources
23
Disposition of moneys received from sale of certain state lands and sand and gravel thereon
24
Sale or exchange of certain detached parcels of forest preserve lands
25
Sale or exchange of real property owned by the state and devoted to the use of the organized militia
26
Refunds when sales cannot be completed
27
Acquisition of real property by purchase or appropriation
28
Transfer of state lands or watershed conservation easements to the city of New York for water supply protection purposes
29
Watershed conservation easements and watershed agricultural easements

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 14’s source at nysenate​.gov

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