C.R.S. Section 37-20-102

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The petition may be in more than one part for convenience in obtaining signatures if each part is the same in substance. When the several parts of said petition, with the signatures thereto attached, are together presented to the board of county commissioners, they shall be considered as one petition. Said petition shall be signed by a majority of the owners of said lands, whether residents or nonresidents of said county, as well as by the owners in the aggregate of a majority of the total number of acres of land sought to be included in said district and shall contain a general description of the boundaries of said proposed district and a statement that the lands within said proposed district are not at present cultivatable or useful or fully so and that they can be made more productive or useful by drainage.


The petition shall be accompanied by a map drawn to scale of not less than two inches to the mile, giving the names of the owners of each tract of land appearing of record and proposed to be embraced in said district. The petitioners shall select and name in said petition a committee of three or more of said petitioners to present such petition to the board of county commissioners and to give notice thereof as provided in section 37-20-106.


The equalized county assessment roll next preceding the presentation of a petition for the organization of a drainage district is sufficient evidence of title for the purpose of articles 20 to 30 of this title, but other evidence may be received including receipts or other evidence of the rights of entrymen of lands under any law of the United States or of this state, and such entrymen shall be competent signers of such petition, and the lands on which said entries have been made by entrymen for the purpose of said petition shall be considered as owned by them. Articles 20 to 30 of this title shall apply to said lands to the extent of the rights of such entrymen and shall bind said lands as other lands in the district when the title of the state or the United States is divested.

Source: Section 37-20-102 — Petition - maps - committee, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-37.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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