Survey Data

Data Map

An interactive GIS based web map designed to allow the user to quickly access survey related data. Once you open the viewer and zoom-in, open the layers menu with the 3-bar icon in the upper left to toggle layers on and off.

The following layers are available:

Plats and RLSs NEW!

Plats and Registered Land Surveys are now available to view online. Common Interest Communities and Declarations are not available online, to view those please continue to contact Property Records and Taxpayer Services.

PLS Points

Section corner information for 1500 US Public Land Survey corners in Washington County.

  • Name / Point Number
  • Type of Monument
  • Coordinate Values: NAD83/1986, Washington County Coordinate System
  • Corner Ties
  • Certificate of Location of Government Corner

Control Points

Survey control points are random stations established by GPS or traverse networks.

  • Station Name / Point Number 
  • Type of Monument 
  • Coordinate Values: NAD83/1986, Washington County Coordinate System

General Land Office (GLO) Maps

General Land Office (GLO) maps from the original U.S. Public Land Survey (1848) are available as a map layer.  Adjust the opacity to view multiple layers at once.

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Section Worksheets

These are a working drawing for survey control. Each worksheet shows 2 sections of land.

  • Section Corners
    • Coordinate Values: NAD83/1986, Washington County Coordinate System
    • Type of Monument
  • Section Lines
  • Government Lots
  • Geodetic Control Stations
  • Local Control Stations 
  • Survey Networks

Get Section Worksheets on Data Map.

Get Section Worksheets by Township.

Certificates of Survey

Surveys prepared by licensed land surveyors in private practice are filed according to Section 389.08, Minnesota Statutes.

  • The perimeter of each survey is mapped and shaded.
  • Copyright laws apply: The actual survey can be viewed at our Service Counter. Only those surveys made before March 1, 1989 can be photocopied.

Contour Maps

2-foot contour data is available as hard-copy maps and as overlays with aerial photographs. Purchase at our service counter.

Data Source: November 2011 LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) acquired by the Minnesota DNR.

2-foot contours are available to view from Elevation map layer in the GIS Property Viewer.

Digital Elevation Data

Digital elevation data is available at the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office.

Find data download at LiDAR Elevation Data for Minnesota.

Data Source: November 2011 LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) acquired by the Minnesota DNR.

FFcontours2 Opens in new windowYear 2000 Digital Contours

2-foot contour data acquired by Washington County in April 2000 is expired. This data is only available by request.