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                           Curry County Surveyors Office

                                                            Reily Smith

   Curry County Surveyor


 

Office Hours 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Staff will be present to assist you during these part-time hours.  The Curry County Surveyor's office direct line is 541.247.3225.  If you need to access information outside of business hours, after hours please call 541.425.0615.  We will try to make arrangements to assist you in your record search.
 

Online links shown on the left: 

This information has been put online to assist the public.  The answers to most inquiries can be found within the various links.  The County's  IT Department has scheduled weekly updates, however these have been temporarily delayed.  If you are in need of information that is not found on our website, department staff can be reached @ 541.247.3225.
 

Land Surveyors

NOTE: Underlying Assessor Maps may be out-of-date. Please email a check copy  of any map you intend to file or record, prior to presenting a Mylar.  The County Surveyor will check the map and notify you if there is need for discussion,  before the final map and payment are submittedCorner Records can be emailed to Curry County Surveyor at smithr@co.curry.or.us  

If sending by mail, please submit to:

Curry County Surveyor 

94235 Moore St., Suite 114

  Gold Beach, OR 97444  

 

The County Surveyors office provides services to the public and to other Curry County departments.  Some of the services provided:

            ·         Assist the public with general information relating to their property.

            ·         Assist the public with available public information relating to Surveys, Boundaries, and other Geospatial data.               

            ·         Index and maintain copies of filed Maps, recorded Plats, Corner Records and other survey information, both in the office and online.

            ·         Recover, re-establish and maintain Public Land Survey System (PLSS) corners.  PLSS corners are the monuments placed by the Government Land Office (GLO) now called the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Surveyors.  Generally, these monuments were placed every 1/2 mile to mark the Section Corners and Quarter Corners and Meander Corners were placed along water bodies.  Maintaining the PLSS and records thereof is an important duty of the County Surveyor and other Licensed Land Surveyors.

·         Review Partition, Subdivision, and Condominium plats prior to recording.

            ·         Review and file Maps of Survey and Corner Records.

            ·         Assisting the customer(s) to locate the maps needed, collecting and receipting the above referenced fees and replacing the map in the file.
 
 
Assistance 
Please read the How to Guide before getting into the website links.  Besides instructions to help you use this resource, there are many useful tips that might assist you.

We will be glad to help you find any Maps of Survey, Parcel Map, Tract Map or other filed maps that may be available regarding the subject parcel of land.  Our filing system includes the following information: Assessor Parcel Map number (APN) and Tax Lot number, which can be found on tax statements and/or Real Estate documents.  If you have the APN number with you, it will allow us to easily search our records.  For online information, please see the How To Guide.

If you need access to the Map Room outside of our posted business hours, Community Services Department staff will provide entrance to the Surveyors Map Room. Once the map of choice is located and the required fees are paid, please place the map folder(s) in the designated wall slot, as a Department Specialist will update the file.  

NOTE:

All records provided online are scanned copies of the originals filed with the Surveyors office.  Please contact us if any records are illegible or difficult to read and we will re-scan or provide another format, if and when available.  Smaller map copies are available upon request; however, please note that they may not be to scale.

*Disclaimer* We cannot give legal advice!  We provide records filed with the Curry County Surveyors office.  It is the sole responsibility of the solicitor to understand any laws pertaining to the record(s) requested, and have any records reviewed by a qualified professional.   

                                                                                                                            

FEES: Effective July 1, 2016

 

Fee Reasoning & Current Fee Structure 

The following fees for filing maps are due and payable at the final stage of the survey/planning phase.  This action is required of the County Surveyor according to Oregon State Law, with the purpose of providing survey information to the public; assisting citizen's in regard to performed surveys, and how they were accomplished.  In addition to the work described below, each map requires the County Surveyors review to ensure it complies with the law (Oregon Revised Statutes - ORS & Oregon Administrative Rules – OAR).  The first review is usually a check print submitted by the Surveyor.  A final map is subsequently submitted and checked again to verify any necessary changes have been made, and the required fees are paid in full.  The survey is indexed in both office and online files, with copies being made for departmental archives and public availability; the map is scanned, departments website is updated for public convenience, and finally, the Mylar is filed for future reference. 

  

Subdivision Plat or Replat per lot..........................................$ 1,000.00 + $100.00

In addition to the above, when a purchase is made in a Subdivision, that map literally becomes the legal description of the property purchased.  ORS requires lengthy office and field procedures to help ensure that no mistakes were made by the Surveyor performing the work.

 
 

Partition Plat...................................................................................$ 600.00*

Checking a Partition Plat is similar to the Subdivision, but the field work is not as extensive.

 
 

 Map of Survey (PLSS survey only) ........................................$ 140.00

 A Public Land Survey System (PLSS) survey is a Cadastral Survey showing only lines that would appear on a PLSS survey; i.e., section lines, ¼ section lines, meander line retracement, closing corner replacement, etc.  This type of work is encouraged and subsidized by the Monument Preservation Fund, which helps finance the County Surveyors office.
 
 
Boundary Survey...........................................................................$ 200.00

 Any other property survey, except for Property Line Adjustments below, would fall under this category.  This type of survey check is similar to Plats above, but a field check is done only in rare circumstances and the boundary closures are assumed to be correct.

 

 Property Line Adjustment...........................................................$ 300.00

 Similar to a Boundary Survey, only a boundary line is moved, and new deeds will be prepared.  The County Surveyor checks the new legal descriptions if enough information is provided on the map and documents by your surveyor. The County Surveyor will look closer at the survey details, because of the boundary changes.

 

 Affidavit of Correction...................................................................$ 30.00

 This is an affidavit filed with the County Clerk to correct an error shown on a map or plat.  The change is noted on the map in the Surveyors office, copies made, and office procedure is completed.

 

 Scanned/Emailed maps/other data............................................$ 40.00 per file

 This process requires research prior to the above.

 
 Research, Compile data, prepare disk & mail.........................$ 50.00 per file

 The office staff has allocated up to 2 hours to complete this task. 

 
 Map Copies  (Picked up in office)
 

                           11”x 17”................................................................$      8.00           

                           18”x 24”................................................................$    10.00          

                           24”x 36”................................................................$    20.00        

 

 
*After consideration of a recent request to justify charges compared to actual time necessary to perform the required checking and filing functions, it is the Curry County Surveyor's belief that the new reduced charges are more in line with actual costs; thereby making every effort to encourage development.
 
 
Payment is due at time of pickup or delivery, cash or checks only.

We cannot accept credit or debit cards at  this time.

 

 


CONTACT INFO

Reily Smith 
County Surveyor
Office phone: (Direct line)  541.247.3225
Cell phone:  541.425.0615
 
Mailing address:
94235 Moore Street, Suite 114
Gold Beach, Oregon 97444

(Our office is located in the Courthouse Annex, on the bottom floor)

Sherri Fetters 
Department Specialist
Office phone: (Direct line) 541.247.3225 
fetterss@co.curry.or.us