The primary function of the Douglas County Surveyor’s office is to protect, maintain, and perpetuate land survey monuments. The County Surveyor represents the county in all boundary disputes originating in the Public Land Survey System. State law requires the County Surveyor to create and maintain a plat records file and indexing system for all survey plats. The County Surveyor may provide professional land surveying services to other County departments. The County Surveyor or the appropriate designee shall index for recording all land survey plats filed in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. For more information view the Land Survey Plat Process.
The Surveyor is considered to be a temporary employee of the County with no benefits other than the salary set by state statutes. The amount of salary is determined by county classification. Douglas County is a Category I. Therefore, the Surveyor is paid a salary of $5,500 annually.