Cadastral Surveys

The Field Surveys Section is responsible for restoring existing and obliterated corners of the United States Public Land Survey System. Hundreds of corners are restored, thousands perpetuated and documented through in-house projects, contracting and participation in the filing of Certified Land Corner Documents.

County Surveyor Co-op

The Land Survey Program enters into contracts with county government to remonument corners of the Original Government Survey. As of July 1, 2017, the state pays $300.00 per monumented corner.

Private Surveyor Co-op

The Land Survey Program enters into contracts with private surveyors to remonument government corners that have original information or a chain of evidence to the original. The state pays the agreed upon cost of remonumentation.

Cadastral Coordinate Projects

The Land Survey Program contracts with county surveyors to obtain accurate state coordinates of corners monumented in the County Surveyor Co-op Program.

Corner Registration

Any surveyor that restores or reestablishes a corner of the U.S. Public Land Survey must file an approved land corner restoration/reestablishment document with the Land Survey Program. The Department has changed many forms to fillable PDF's. You will be able to save and reuse these PDF forms. However, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher to save the PDF fill-in form. There is also an option to save and reuse the form in a CAD fill-in format. There is no charge for filing. When submitting corner documents for registration please use legal-size (8 1/2" x 14") paper and select the "fit to page" option from your Printer Setup. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (573) 368-2300.