Land Surveying

The County Surveyor is responsible for the county’s remonumentation and maintenance of section corners in the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) as well as maintaining survey records and reviewing Certified Survey Maps.

Digital CSM Review Process

During COVID-19 Remote Work Period

As the Land Records staff and many other county staff are working remotely away from the courthouse to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus / COVID-19 in our community, we ask that surveyors follow our digital CSM review process.

  1. Complete the Bayfield County CSM Review Process Form and submit your payment online through PayPal. CSM review will begin once payment has been received online.
  2. Email the preliminary Certified Survey Map (CSM) and necessary survey forms to: countysurveyor@bayfieldcounty.org and cnovak@bayfieldcounty.org. See section below for necessary survey forms.
  3. CSMs are reviewed by the County Surveyor, Zoning Administrator, and Real Property Lister. You can track CSMs through the review process by calling 715-373-3426. Surveyors may receive feedback and corrections from the review process. CSM review is complete when all corrections have been made and reviewers have signed off on the review form.
  4. Record the CSM in the Register of Deeds office by mailing a paper copy CSM to: Bayfield County Register of Deeds at 117 E 5th Street, P.O. Box 813, Washburn, WI 54891. Include check payment for the $30 CSM recording fee.

INFORMATION FOR LAND OWNERS

LIST OF SURVEYORS

View the List of Surveyors (PDF) to contact a private surveyor in our area. Please note that this is not a complete listing of licensed surveyors or any recommendation of a specific firm or individual.

INFORMATION FOR SURVEYORS

SURVEY FORMS

GEODETIC CONTROL

This section provides information on surveying in Wisconsin primarily as related to mapping. From here you have access to applications for statewide geodetic control stations and Public Land Survey System corners (PLSS), and CORS data for Wisconsin (including links to the WISCRS). Users can also obtain information pertaining to the Wisconsin Height Modernization Program (HMP), which improves the density of geodetic control stations listed in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) with accurate orthometric heights (elevations) throughout the state. In addition, our resource links provide quick access to a variety of survey-related topics.

NGS DATA EXPLORER

The National Geodetic Survey Data Explorer is an interactive map to find control points.

OTHER SURVEY LINKS

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EXPANSION OF MOORE RD

Moore Road in Barnes was expanded and we didn't want to lose any section corner monuments due to the construction. This meant working in the field, finding the reference pipe, using a metal detector to locate the corner, and then using GPS to mark the location so we can locate it again in the future.