Per M.S Chapter 381 and 389, The Survey Division (County Surveyor Office) is primarily responsible for the restoration and perpetuation of the corner monuments of the Public Land Survey System (i.e. Section Corners). The County Surveyor’s Office also checks and approves all subdivision plats, registered land surveys, and condominium plats for compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes, County Ordinance Number 006, and the County Platting Manual.

Survey Information

The following information is available at the County Surveyor's Office within Public Works.

  • CAD Parcel Mapping
  • Historic Survey Records prepared by public and private surveyors.
  • Horizontal and Vertical control monument information
  • Platting Manual (PDF)
  • Public Land Survey System information (GLO field notes and plats)
  • Railroad Right-of-Way and Station Maps
  • Right of Way surveys for County Highways and County State Aid Highways
  • Sand Dunes State Forest surveys prepared by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge surveys prepared by Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, a branch of the U.S. Department of Interior.
  • Town Road Orders