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Curry County Surveyors Office

 

Reily Smith

Curry County Surveyor


Office Hours:   Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Staff will be present to assist you during these part-time hours.  If you need to access information outside of the business hours, please call: 541-425-0615 (Reily).  We will try to make arrangements to assist you in your record search.

Online links shown to the left:  This information has been put online to assist the public.  The answers to most inquiries can be found in the various links.  The County IT Department has performed numerous formatting and directory listing tasks and also scheduled automated weekly updates of this entire working directory.

Land Surveyors:  Please email a 'check copy' of any map you intend to file or record prior to presenting a Mylar.  We will be glad to check it and give you a 'heads up' if we need to discuss anything, before you send the final map and payment.  Corner Records can simply be mailed or emailed.

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

  1. Assist the public with general information relating to their property.
  2. Assist the public with available public information relating to surveys, boundaries, and other geospatial data.
  3. Index and maintain copies of filed maps, recorded plats, corner records and other survey information in the office and online.
  4. 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. 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.
  5. Review Partition, Subdivision and Condominium plats prior to recording.
  6. Review and file Maps of Survey and Corner Records.


Assistance:  Please read the 'How to Guide' before getting into the web site 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 map 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 Surveyors Office during other hours, the Community Services (Planning Department) staff will provide access to the Surveyors Map Room.  After finding your map & paying the required fees, please place the map folders in the designated wall slot, so department staff can print a new map and replace it in the file.  If you don't take the map, please let us re-file the folder by putting it in the wall slot. 

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 will 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 requested and have any records reviewed by a qualified professional.   

                                                                                                                            

FEES: Effective Jan.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 being to provide this information to the public.  This assists people in regards to performed surveys, and how they were performed.  Besides the additional work described below, each map requires a review to insure 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 then submitted and checked again to verify any necessary changes were made, and the fees shown below are paid in full.  At that time, the survey is indexed in both office and online files, with copies being made for those files and public availability.  The map is then scanned, put on the internet for the citizen’s convenience, and finally, the Mylar is filed for future reference.

 

Subdivision Plat or Replat per lot..............................................................$1,500.00 + $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 insure that no mistakes were made by the Surveyor performing the work. *Pending Board approval after July 1, 2016  proposed fees to be $750.00 + $100.00 per lot. 

 

Partition Plat...............................................................................$1,000.00

    Checking a Partition Plat is similar to the Subdivision, but the field work is not as extensive. *Pending Board approval after July 1, 2016 proposed fees to be $500.00.

 

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 ffice.

        

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

    Office staff allots 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       

  Assisting the customer(s) to locate the maps needed, collecting and receipting the above referenced fees and replacing the map in the file.

       

Payment is due at time of pickup or delivery, cash or check only.

We cannot accept credit or debit cards at  this time.

 

 

 

 

 CONTACT INFO

 

Reily Smith

County Surveyor

94235 Moore Street, Suite 114

Gold Beach, Oregon 97444

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

 

Office phone:  541-247-3225

Reily’s cell:  541-425-0615

Email:  smithr@co.curry.or.us

 

Sherri Buckel

Department Specialist

Email: buckels@co.curry.or.us

 

 

Updated: April 28,2016