21-14-2. Order to permit entry for surveys in action involving real property--Liability for unnecessary injury to property. The court in which an action is pending for the recovery of real property or for damages for an injury thereto, or a judge thereof, may, on motion, upon notice by either party, for good cause shown, grant an order allowing to such party the right to enter upon the property, and make survey and measurement thereof, and of any tunnels, shafts, or drifts thereon, for the purpose of the action, even though entry for such purpose has to be made through other lands belonging to parties to the action. The order must describe the property and a copy thereof must be served on the owner or occupant; and thereupon such party may enter upon the property, with necessary surveyors and assistants, and make such survey and measurements; but if any unnecessary injury be done to the property he is liable therefor.
Source: CCivP 1877, §§ 645, 646; CL 1887, §§ 5459, 5460; RCCivP 1903, §§ 685, 686; RC 1919, §§ 2861, 2862; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 37.1520.
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