Department: Land Services
The purpose of the County Surveyor is to re-establish, perpetuate, and maintain the physical and record evidence of the original government survey and to preserve the (PLSS) Public Land Survey System and the records thereof. This data is the basis for accurate land title and boundary location.
The County Surveyor also acts as an approving authority by reviewing survey maps required by the County, and provides technical and/or professional assistance to other Departments and the public concerning issues related to land ownership and/or location.
The Mission of the County Surveyor is to fulfill the duties of Wisconsin Statute Chapter 59.45 and reviewing Certified Survey Maps and Plats for compliance with Chapter 236 of Wisconsin Statutes, and maintaining, indexing and reproducing survey records.
Survey Information Available includes:
Original Government Plats & Survey Notes
State of Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands 1848
Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records
Original Field Notes and Plat Maps
Public Land Survey System Data
Beginning in 1851 and concluding in 1865, 14 US Deputy Surveyors surveyed all of Lincoln County and placed wood posts at approximately 1/2 mile intervals to control the location of the boundary lines and legal description of every parcel of real estate.
Section Corner Tie-Sheets
This Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is also perpetuated by the private surveying firms as they are required by Statute to document their work on land boundary surveys and subdivisions, in the County Surveyors Office. All these records are filed geographically and made available to the public through regular office hours 8:00 - 4:30.
Certified Survey Maps (CSM)
Certified Survey Maps are on file in the Register of Deeds Office.
Hwy Right Of Way Maps
Aerial Photos taken in the following years: 1938, 1962, 1970, 1992, 2001, 2003,
2005, 2010, 2015
Wisconsin Historic Aerial Imagery
Parcel mapping has been completed for all of the Towns and Cities in Lincoln County.
Remonumentation has been completed for all of the Towns and Cities in Lincoln County.
PLSS Maintenance schedule (Verifying Tie Sheets, Witness Monuments and GPS coordinates)
Fieldwork has started in T31N R8E and will work North to T35N R8E, then move to T31N R7E and work North.
Lincoln County Global Positioning System (GPS) Information
Lincoln County has a User Densification Network with coordinates and Base Station Locations available.
Registered Land Surveyors List
A list of private surveyors who will work in Lincoln County.
Tony Dallman-County Surveyor
801 N Sales Street - Suite 105
Merrill, WI 54452
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