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The surveying section of Engineering is an important aspect of the department. The survey team provides various services as described below.

Services Provided

  • Establishment of grades for residential, commercial & industrial buildings.
    • Building grades
    • Sidewalk & driveway grades
    • Lawn grades
  • Performs all survey phases on municipal construction projects including:
    • Preliminary surveys
    • Final construction
    • Right-of-way staking
  • Prepares Certified Survey Maps & Subdivision Plats of municipal owned lands.
  • Assists in the review of Certified Survey Maps & subdivisions within the City of Eau Claire for adherence to statutory and municipal requirements.
  • Researches and prepares legal descriptions for use in:
    • Street vacations
    • Official mapping
    • Zoning changes
    • Title transfers of municipal lands
  • Marks existing right-of-way locations.
  • Maintenance of:
    • Elevation benchmark data within the City of Eau Claire for municipal and public use.
    • Block corner monumentation of existing platted areas within the City of Eau Claire.
    • Monumentation of the Public Survey System within the City of Eau Claire.
    • Horizontal control for all Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
  • Acts as a clearing house for private citizens and surveyors/engineers who need information regarding survey information within the City of Eau Claire.