WVC 29 - 2 - 9
§29-2-9. Right of engineers and surveyors to enter on property.
The engineers, surveyors and other persons employed by and
acting for said survey, and all such persons employed by and
acting for the United States geological survey, or other
department of the United States government, having for their
purposes the obtainment and diffusion of practical information
relating to the resources and development of the state, the
advancement of science, and the carrying out of the objects of
the state geological and economic survey, shall have the right to
enter upon all lands, either public or private, and into all
mines, for the purpose of exploring, surveying, or doing any
other thing which may be necessary to effect such objects, and
examine any property, products or developments, relating to the
objects of said survey, within the state, without molestation or
arrest, and without being liable to the owners thereof, except
for actual damages done to the property.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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