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The Survey Crew is an important aspect of the department providing the services listed below.

Grade Establishment

Residential, Commercial & Industrial Building Grades

The Survey Crew establishes building grades, sidewalk & driveway grades, and lawn grades for residential, commercial & industrial buildings.

Municipal Construction Projects

Survey Phases on Municipal Construction Projects

The Survey Crew performs all survey phases on municipal construction projects including preliminary surveys, final construction & right-of-way staking.

Municipal Owned Lands

Certified Survey Maps & Subdivision Plats for Municipal Owned Lands

The Survey Crew is responsible for the preparation of Certified Survey Maps (CSMs) and Subdivision Plats of municipal owned lands.

Certified Survey Map Review

Statutory & Municipal Requirements for Certified Survey Maps & Subdivisions

Certified Survey Maps (CSMs) and subdivisions within the City of Eau Claire must adhere to statutory and municipal requirements, and the Survey Crew assists in this review process.

Legal Descriptions

Research & Preparation of Legal Descriptions

The Survey Crew researches and prepares the legal descriptions used in street vacations, zoning changes, title transfers of municipal lands, and official mapping documents.

Marking of Existing Rights-of-Way

What is Right-of-Way?

The Survey Crew is responsible for marking existing rights-of-way. Right-of-way is the right for anyone to pass through a portion of your land that may be considered public; it grants access to anyone who may need to travel through your land.

What do Rights-of-Way allow?

A right-of-way allows another individual to travel through your property, which benefits another person or another parcel of land you do not own.

Can the Survey Crew mark my private property lines? 

No. The Survey Crew only marks existing rights-of-way and does not mark private property lines.

The Engineering Department can provide you with an aerial map of your property location, but this will not be exact. You can use this map, however, as a guideline to help you locate your property lines.

What can I do if I need help in locating my exact private property lines?

You'll want to contact a survey company within the area for assistance in locating your exact private property line locations.

Maintenance Responsibilities

What things does the Survey Crew maintain within the City?

The Survey Crew is responsible for the 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 Systems (GIS) mapping.

Clearing House for Citizens, Surveyors & Engineers

Clearing House for Private Citizens & Surveyors 

The Survey Crew acts as a clearing house if information is needed regarding City of Eau Claire survey information.

What can I do if I need help in locating my exact private property lines?

Since City of Eau Claire surveyors do not mark private property and only mark existing rights-of-way, you'll want to contact a survey company within the area for assistance in locating your exact private property line locations.