The county surveyor:

  • Represents the county in boundary disputes
  • Notifies the county attorney of any unsettled boundary disputes or boundary discrepancies within the county
  • Files all surveys, field notes, calculations, maps, and any other records pertaining to work authorized and financed by the board of county commissioners (in the office of the county surveyor, or in the office of the county clerk and recorder if there is no office for the county surveyor in the county). The surveyor must number consecutively all surveys and all field notes and calculations pertaining to the surveys. The surveyor then endorses them with the number of the survey to which they pertain.

When authorized by the Board of County Commissioners, the surveyor can:

  • Conduct surveys to establish county property boundaries, including road rights-of-way, or any other surveys necessary to the county
  • Accept maps of surveys that establish monuments and keep a current record of all survey monuments within the county in order to file them
  • Examine all survey maps and plats before the county clerk and recorder records them to insure proper content and form
  • Conduct geodetic control surveys, vertical control surveys, or any surveys for geographic information systems
  • Conduct or supervise construction surveys necessary to the county
  • Provide reference monuments for or the remonumentation or monument upgrades of public land survey system monuments that county construction destroys