Land Survey

Wood County Surveyor

Kevin Boyer, RLS
Office Hours: Friday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00, appointments recommended
Phone Number: 715-421-8528

Mailing Address:
Attn: Wood County Surveyor
P.O. Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095

Wood County has a part-time registered land surveyor in charge of maintaining survey records for the County. The surveyors office is located in the vault of the Wood County Register of Deeds Office.

Request for Proposal - PLSS Corner Perpetuation & Maintenance

Due By: April 4, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

Wood County, Wisconsin is seeking proposals for contracted services of a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the State of Wisconsin to establish and/or maintain PLSS section and quarter section corners as part of the county wide maintenance program. A total of 141 corners have been selected for this RFP. All corners for this project have tie sheets of record and an existing coordinate. Wood County is seeking a lump sum bid for the scope of services detailed in this request for proposal. All proposers are responsible for researching authoritative information that is necessary to respond to this request for proposal.

The complete Request for Proposal can be viewed at the following link.

PLSS Corner Perpetuation & Maintenance RFP Project

All requests for further information should be directed as follows:

Kevin C. Boyer, Wood County Surveyor
715-421-8528 kboyer@co.wood.wi.us

Justin L. Conner, Land Records Coordinator
Wood County Planning & Zoning Office
715-421-8469 jconner@co.wood.wi.us

Bridge Structure Bench Mark Elevations

The County Surveyor’s Office recently acquired bench mark elevation data for bridge structures from the WisDOT. The following pdf contains an index map and data sheets for 82 bridges in the County that have elevation information.

WisDOT Bridge Structure Bench Marks

Land Subdivision

If you are planning on creating new lot, parcel or tract of land, you may be subject to County and local land subdivision regulations. Contact the Planning & Zoning Office, and the municipality where the lot is being created to learn if the land subdivision is subject to any county and local or state requirements.

Wood County #701 Land Subdivision Ordinance

If you are looking for a professional land surveyor for any of your surveying needs, click on the following link to see a list of state licensed, professional surveyors that are active in Wood County.

Professional Land Surveyors Active in Wood County

Please complete the following application when submitting a Certified Survey Map, Preliminary Plat, Final Plat or Condominium Plat. The application shall be submitted to the Wood County Planning and Zoning Department for review.

Application for Land Division

Section Corner Coordinate Project for Wood County

The Wood County Section Coordinate project is an ongoing project that is funded annually by the Land Records Modernization budget. The goal of this project is to collect accurate, updated coordinate information of section corners to improve the existing information of sections, which are also known as section summaries. The section coordinate information is the foundation upon which all county data layers are based or will be adjusted to in the future. The progress and success of this ongoing project is important to the quality of land information and mapping.

To date, more than 2600 section coordinates have been collected.

Section Corner Tie Sheet Search Tool

Section Corner Coordinates (ASC)

Wood County, PLSS Section Control Information (Wood County Coordinates)

Request for U.S. Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Corner Remonumentation

The U.S. Public Land Survey System corners are the basis for property ownership in Wood County. These corners were established at great cost by the United States, and re-established by Wood County in the past years. The County recognizes the ongoing need to maintain existing corners and to continually re-establish lost or obliterated corners. In an effort to encourage maintenance of the PLSS, the County has established a cost assistance program. If you are a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Wisconsin and will be performing a survey in a section where corners need maintenance, please fill out the request form and submit it to the Wood County Surveyor for approval.

PLSS Remonumentation Request Form

GPS Network for Wood County

In 1996, a GPS survey was completed to create a GPS network containing 50 azimuth stations throughout the county intended to meet WisDOT First Order geometric accuracy standard (10ppm).

GPS Azimuth Network (ZIP format)

Download includes jpeg scans of station descriptions, pdf map of station distribution and the raw output files (open as text files in Notepad).

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