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Role of the County Surveyor, Land Records and Interface with Zoning Department Bryan Meyer – La Crosse County Surveyor WCCA Presentation March 30, 2012 Wisconsin County Surveyor’s Association
Survey records in La Crosse County: Most were lost prior to 1973 Building a nice collection Making them available via the internet.
The third focus for a County Surveyor: Certified Survey Map and Subdivision Plat Review For Compliance With State Statute and Administrative Code Chapter 236 governs the division of land in Wisconsin Chapter 236.34 of the Wisconsin Statutes governs Certified Survey Maps Chapter AE 7 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code applies to all surveys performed in the State of Wisconsin (Minimum Standards).
Review of Certified Survey Maps and Subdivision Plats County Ordinance Township Ordinance Village Ordinance Extra-territorial
Work for other County Departments Highway Department Land Conservation Department Parks and Property Solid Waste District Attorney Corporation Counsel Land Information Real Property Lister Planning Department Zoning Department
County Surveyors answer a LOT of questions! Attorneys Realtors Title Companies Local Units of Government Other County Agencies Land owners Assessors/Appraisers Foresters Zoning
Those questions relate to land surveying and land ownership issues: Where is my property line? What is adverse possession? Isn’t the fence the property line? Can I get coordinates for my property corners? Has my property been surveyed? Do you need to go to school for this? Can I get a copy of a map of my property? Can you take my picture? Isn’t the power pole/utility box at the corner? What’s the difference between a CSM and a Plat of survey?
in·ter·face /n. ˈɪntərˌfeɪs; v. ˈɪntərˌfeɪs, ˌɪntərˈfeɪs/ Show Spelled [n. in-ter-feys; v. in-ter-feys, in- ter-feys] Show IPA noun, verb, -faced, -fac·ing. Noun 1. a surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases. 2. the facts, problems, considerations, theories, practices, etc., shared by two or more disciplines, procedures, or fields of study: the interface between chemistry and physics. 3. a common boundary or interconnection between systems, equipment, concepts, or human beings. 4. communication or interaction: Interface between county departments has never been better. In other words, teamwork. 5. a thing or circumstance that enables separate and sometimes incompatible elements to coordinate effectively: The organization serves as an interface between the state government and the public.
When a Certified Survey Map (CSM) or Subdivision comes in for review, it gets communicated to the following: The Zoning Department The County Highway Department (if it lies along a County Highway) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (if along a State or Federal Highway) The Township, Village, or City in which the CSM falls Appropriate Cities (if extra-territorial)
So two Amish gentlemen go to the zoning office…
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