Services

Map Sales


Various

maps and survey records are available at our service counter. Parcel maps, digital parcel data, aerial photos, subdivision plats, R/W plats, surveys, and survey archives dating to 1847 are available to view and/or purchase. Custom mapping is also available for certain specific needs.

License agreements and/or copyright laws may apply for some items. Pay with cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard.

Torrens Review


Applications for Registration of Title and/or Registration of Boundaries are

reviewed by the county surveyor as directed by the title examiner.

Requests for Examiner’s Directives, petitions for Proceedings Subsequent, and splits of Torrens parcels are also reviewed for compliance and accuracy.

Plat Review


All subdivision plats prepared by a licensed land surveyor for private development are reviewed by the county surveyor for compliance with Minnesota statutes, county policies, and professional standards. Washington County has adopted the Manual of Guidelines for Platting in Minnesota providing state-wide consistency in the preparation of subdivision plats and Registered Land Surveys. The

Washington County Addendum explains policies and procedures specific to the county.

All plats are reviewed in the order received.

CIC Review


Common Interest Community plats (CIC plats) are specific to condominiums, planned communities, and cooperatives. A CIC plat prepared by a licensed land surveyor for private development is reviewed by the county surveyor for compliance with Minnesota statutes, county policies, and professional standards. The Washington County CIC Plat Manual has recommended guidelines.

All plats are reviewed in the order received.

Parcel Search


A Parcel Search or Property Owners List identifies all property owners within a specified distance of a particular parcel. A Property Owners List is a common requirement for zoning permits, variances, conditional use permits and subdivision approval. An Owners List is compiled upon request from citizens, cities, townships, private companies, developers, surveyors, and other county departments. Get the Parcel Search Application.

Certificates of Survey


The County Surveyor maintains a record of each survey of land that is filed by a licensed land surveyor according to Section 389.08, Minnesota Statues. Certificates of Survey are available for public view during office hours.

The location of surveys on file can be seen on the interactive GIS based Data Map.  Open the viewer, zoom-in, and open the layers menu with the 3-bar icon in the upper left.

Copyright laws apply. Only those surveys made before March 1, 1989 can be photocopied. All other surveys are copyright protected.