- October 21, 2003
- All Issuing Offices in Florida
- IMC Phosphates Company & Affiliates Manatee & DeSoto Counties
In 1994, IMC Phosphates and certain of its affiliates (IMC) conveyed large tracts of lands in eastern Manatee and DeSoto Counties. The deeds from IMC contained lengthy restrictions which, among other things:
Prohibit residential development and restrict use of the property to agricultural and other purposes that would not interfere with mining and reclamation;
Contain a mineral reservation in favor of IMC that, beginning June 1, 2014, includes the right to conduct mining operations;
Provide that those mining rights include, among other things, the right to damage, destroy or dismantle houses, buildings, crops, etc. with no liability to any owner of the property.
In Manatee County these lands are located in:
Sections 25, 26, 31 through 36, Township 36 South Range 22 East
In DeSoto County these lands are located in:
Sections 19, 30 and 31, Township 36 South, Range 23 East AND Section 6, Township 37 South, Range 23 East.
On June 12, 2003, a summary Notice of Outstanding Restrictions and Reservations was recorded in each county. (The Manatee County Notice can be found in Official Records Book 1836, page 1787, and the DeSoto County Notice can be found in Official Records Book 535, page 543.)
We are not aware of any platted subdivisions in the affected properties.
Please be cognizant of these restrictions and reservations when searching
lands located in the affected areas.
THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.