Land Survey Plats


A Land Survey Plat is a specific document depicting a retracement survey of an existing tract of land, or of a new tract of land containing 35 acres or greater. If the retracement survey, or newly created tract meet certain conditions regarding setting or finding a property corner monument, then the resulting Land Survey Plat shall be deposited into the County Surveyor index per statute.

The County Surveyor will accept and index any survey plat presented for deposit, whether or not such plat is required by statute.

When do you need a Land Survey?


Every parcel of land, and every retracement survey, are a part of the formalized Public Land Survey System (PLSS) that is defined with numbered Sections, Townships and Ranges. In order to find any retracement survey turned into the county surveyor since 1987, first determine which Section, Township and Range the desired property is a part of; then use the sorting and filtering functions (described below) to show the Land Survey Plat records that are of interest to you.

Sorting and Filtering LPLAT in Excel