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 WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST THE
PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR. 
 

It is required by State law.

Only a professional Land Surveyor (or Civil Engineer registered prior to 1982), licensed by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, is legally authorized to practice land surveying in the State of California.

These professionals are required by State Law to make a permanent county record of certain surveys that they perform for their clients.  Their clients might be private land owners, developers, and local state or federal agencies.

The County Surveyor checks and processes many maps, documents and applications that these professionals prepare. These may include items such as: Subdivision and Parcel Maps, Record of Surveys, Corner Records, Lot Line Adjustments, Property Merges, Summary Abandonment of Easements, boundary exhibit maps and documents for local jurisdictions including school fire, utility and community service districts.

 WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPERS.
 

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When an application for development is submitted to Development Services, it is forwarded to the Surveyor's Office.

Our staff reviews the project to help identify any concerns that might affect the project and to help ensure that the owner/developer is aware of any mapping or recording process that might be required.

      


           

  WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST THE RESIDENTS OF EL DORADO COUNTY.

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Using GIS data, our survey staff can prepare simple aerial exhibits showing approximate parcel lines. If you need a more complex map, our GIS staff can assist you.

Although the County Surveyor is not in the business of surveying privately held lands, we are here to try and answer any questions the public may have regarding land surveying. Please give us a call if you should have a surveying question or need help locating recorded maps of your property.

The Surveyor's Office also process applications for Summary Abandonment of Easements and most Irrevocable Offers of Dedication. For questions on these issues, please call our front desk, 530-621-5440.

WHEN DOES THE COUNTY
SURVEY PRIVATE LAND?

​ ​WHEN DOES A LAND OWNER NEED TO HIRE A PRIVATE SURVEYOR?

On privately owned property a private licensed surveyor or engineer is required in order to:

The County Surveyor only surveys lands
owned by the County of El Dorado, and only 
at the request of the Board of Supervisors.

                           
                       

​For more information follow

this link to our Frequently Asked Question for LAND SURVEY.

  • Survey your boundary

  • Set missing corners

  • Create Parcel Maps and Records of Survey maps

  • Establish setbacks from property lines or easements

  • Conduct topographic or construction surveys

  • Determine flood plain information for FEMA

  • Write property or easement descriptions

  • Process Boundary Line Adjustments

  • Process Abandonments of Easements

  • Process Irrevocable offers of Dedication

  • Interpret deeds

  • Research complicated parcel history                              

Click here for a list of PRIVATE SURVEYOR'S & ENGINEERS licensed to survey in California,

or you may your request the list by emailing us or calling the front desk at 530-621-5440.