PROPERTY IN GENERAL
SALE OR DISPOSITION OF LAND LOCATED OUTSIDE THE STATE
55-1813. Investigations and proceedings. (1) The commission may investigate any subdivision offered for disposition in this state and the actions of any person who makes any offer or disposition of subdivided lands requiring registration under this chapter. In the conduct of the investigation, the commission may:
(a) Rely upon any relevant information concerning a subdivision obtained from the federal housing administration, the United States veterans administration or any other federal agency or any state agency having comparable duties in relation to subdivisions;
(b) Require the applicant to submit reports prepared by competent engineers as to any hazard to which any subdivision offered for disposition is subject or any factor that affects the utility of interests within the subdivision, and require evidence of compliance in removing or minimizing all hazards reflected in engineering reports;
(c) Require an on-site inspection of the subdivision by a person or persons designated by it. All expenses incurred in connection with an on-site inspection shall be defrayed by the applicant, and the commission shall require a deposit sufficient to defray such expenses in advance;
(d) Make public or private investigations within or outside this state to determine whether any person has violated or is about to violate the provisions of this chapter or any rule or order hereunder, or to aid in the enforcement of this chapter or in prescribing rules and forms hereunder; and
(e) Require or permit any person to file a statement in writing, under oath or otherwise as the commission determines, as to all the facts and circumstances concerning the matter to be investigated.
(2) For the purpose of any investigation or proceeding under this chapter, the commission or any person designated by it may administer oaths or affirmations, and upon its own motion or upon the request of any party the commission or any person designated by it shall have the power to administer oaths, take depositions of witnesses in and out of the state of Idaho in the manner of civil cases, require the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, records and papers as it may desire at any hearing before it or deposition authorized by it, pertaining in any manner to any matters of which it has authority to investigate and for that purpose the commission may issue a subpoena for any witness or a subpoena duces tecum to compel the production of any books, records or papers that shall be served and returned in the same manner as a subpoena in a civil case is returned. The fees and mileage of witnesses shall be the same as that allowed in the district courts in civil cases.
(3) The commission may permit a person registered with the commission whose conduct or actions may be under investigation to waive formal proceedings and enter into a consent proceeding whereby orders, rules or letters of censure or warning, whether formal or informal, may be entered against said person.
(4) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all proceedings under this chapter shall be in accordance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, and IDAPA 33.01.02, rules of practice and procedure of the Idaho real estate commission governing contested cases.
[55-1813, added 1972, ch. 276, sec. 13, p. 667; am. 2010, ch. 214, sec. 14, p. 477.]