The Olmsted County Surveying Division provides professional surveying services for the Public Works Department and all other county agencies. We recover and maintain the PLSS (Public Land Survey System) corners. Horizontal control, aerial photography, and surveying record maintenance are also provided.
Plat checking fees for all subdivision plats, Registered Land Surveys (RLS), and Common Interest Community (CIC) plats are as follows:
$300.00 per plat plus an additional $25.00 for each lot/unit or outlot.
22" by 34" hardcopies of these images can be purchased at Olmsted County Public Works - 1188 50th Street SE for $5.00.
May be purchased for $35 plus tax at these three locations:
Olmsted County Public Works - 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
Property Records and Licensing (Government Center) - 151 4th Street SE
Public Works Service Center - 1188 50th Street SE
Subdivision Plat Search
These plats are scanned images of the originals. If you are unable to read a plat, the original may be viewed at the County Recorder's Office at the Government Center on the 1st Floor. Please notify the Olmsted County Surveying Department of any errors or problems that you are having with these pages.
Private Residential Surveying
The following is a list of Olmsted County Area Land Surveyors for your private surveying needs:
G-Cubed 507 867-1666 ext. 5
Johnson & Scofield 800 736-0585
WSE Massey 507 634-4505
Rapp Land Surveying 612 532-1263
Schwarz Surveying 507 346-2562
SEH 507 288-6464
Thoreson Land Surveying 507 932-8576
WHKS 507 288-3923
WSB 507 218-3376
WSN 507 292-8743
Purchase Aerial Photos
Electronic Photography is in .tif file format. Each file is approx. 30 megs in size and represents a section of land (approx. 1 sq. mile). 1 pixel represents approx. 1' of ground cover.
For areas within the City Limits of Rochester, please contact the Rochester Public Works Department to obtain these images.
For areas outside of the Rochester City Limits, please contact The GIS Division of the Rochester/Olmsted Planning Department.
Hard copy prints of Aerial Photography are available from the Surveying and Mapping Division for the following years: 1985, 1996
In 1999 the first Electronic Photography of Olmsted County was purchased and is available for $13.00 per image and $13.00 per CD used.
Example File - Section 11 (Graham Park):