LAND & PROPERTYLand Survey   

Land Survey

A land survey is generally meant to ascertain and mark existing or proposed land ownership boundaries.  Land surveys are normally accompanied by a map or ‘certificate of survey’ of the subject property prepared and signed by a licensed land surveyor.  Oftentimes structures and other improvements such as fences and driveways are shown on the map.  Topographic features may also be shown.  Chapter 326 of Minnesota State Statutes requires that all boundary surveys be performed by or under the supervision of a Minnesota licensed surveyor.  The web site for the state licensing board can be found at:


Plats Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Types of Land Surveys Applicable Statutes and Ordinances Land Survey Division Business Plan



  Minnesota State Statute 160.15 Preserving Section or Quarter-Section Corners
  Minnesota State Statute 326 Employments Licensed by State
  Minnesota State Statute 38l.l2 Section Corners Relocated
  Minnesota State Statute 389 County Surveyor
  Minnesota State Statute 505 Plats; Coordinates; Surveys  
  Minnesota State Statute 508.47 Registered Lands; Transfer, Surveys  
  Minnesota State Statute 515B.2-110 Common Interest Community Plat (CIC Plat)  
  County Ordinance Number 21

Filing of Surveys With The County Surveyor

  County Ordinance Number 34 Approval of all Subdivision Plats, Registered Land Survey Plats and Condominium Plats  
  County Ordinance Number 60

Subdivision Ordinance Number 60 of St. Louis County



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