|Annexation Descriptions ||Maintains annexation descriptions for each city and town.|
|Legal Survey Book ||Maintains a legal survey record book for all legal surveys within the County. A legal survey is a survey prepared by a licensed land surveyor with notice to all adjoining landowners to resolve property disputes.|
|Section Corner Perpetuation ||Must keep and maintain a corner record book showing original government section corners. The Surveyor must check and reference at least 5% of all corners shown in the Corner Record Book and establish, locate, and reference at least 5% of all original corners each year.|
Maintains files of completed surveys in the County, making them available to surveyors for research. These are filed by Section, Township, and Range.
|State Plane Coordinates ||There are over 1,800 Section Corners, and Quarter Section Corners in St. Joseph County that have been updated with State Plane Coordinates using Global Positioning Satellites (GPS).|
|County Addressing ||Responsible for assigning residential and commercial addresses to all unincorporated areas of St. Joseph County.|
|Certification to Alcoholic Beverage Commission ||Prior to the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission issuing a new Alcoholic Beverage Permit to an establishment in St. Joseph County, the Surveyor must certify the permit location.|
|Area Plan Commission member |
|Drainage Board ||Serves as an "Ex-Officio Member" of the Drainage Board. Their role is to oversee construction on all tile and open ditches and answer complaints about drainage problems.|
- My neighbor just hired a surveyor to survey his land and one of his lot corners seems to be over on my property, what can I do?
- Does the County Surveyor do private surveys?
- Does your office have a copy of my survey?
- How much does it cost to survey my property?
- Can you recommend a private surveyor that I can use?
- Can you show me where my property corners are?