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Land Survey Coordinator

The Aitkin County Land Survey Coordinator provides assistance to Aitkin County residents, the general public, private Land Surveyors and other County Departments in matters dealing with land surveying.

Duties include reviewing and checking Subdivision Plats, Registered Land Surveys and Common Interest Community Plats proposed to be filed in Aitkin County. Other duties include preparation of County Highway Right-of-Way Plats and the maintenance of the public records of the Original Government Surveys and any perpetuation of the monumentation set in the original Public Land Survey.

The original Public Land Survey was started in 1849 and completed around 1874 in Aitkin County. Aitkin County is unique in that it has a Standard Parallel of latitude crossing it about “mid-County” North-South as well as a Guide Meridian as part of its western border.

A current listing of all filed “Certificate of Government Corner Location” is attached for the use of private Surveyors in their resurvey work. The listing is sorted numerically by Township-Range first and then by Section number. The ties are always measured FROM the corner TO the tie point.  The “Doc. No.” Is the recorded Document Number from the Book of Certificates filed in the Aitkin County’s Recorder’s Office and should help minimize search time if a copy of the filed Certificate is needed. It would be appreciated if errors are found or if ties have been destroyed that I be notified so I can keep this information as current as possible. Obviously, it is the intent that this list will be updated as more corner locations are certified.

Other questions can be answered at Land Surveying FAQ's.

For further information please contact:

Randy Quale
Aitkin County Land Survey Coordinator
209 2nd St. NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Tele. 218-927-7326


Scanned Corner Certificates and other Section Corner information are now available via Aitkin County’s Interactive Map

Certificates of Government Corner Location  (this is a large PDF document andmay take several Get Adobe Acrobat Readerminutes to download - you will need a PDF Reader to view this file.)