Government Corners

Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Corners, or Government Corners, were originally established by the federal government in Oregon, commencing in 1852, to encourage and facilitate the settlement of the Oregon Territory. Since then, the original survey monuments (posts, stones and other objects) have been damaged or destroyed. The federal government delegated the function of maintaining these vital corners to the State of Oregon upon statehood. The State, in turn, delegated the function of the Public Land Survey System to the county surveyor of each county. The boundaries of all lands privately or publicly owned within the State are directly or indirectly affected by these corners; therefore, it is imperative that they be maintained in the most prudent manner. That is the function of the Corner Restoration program of the County Surveyor’s Office.

Government Corners Re-establishment RecordsThis portal provides public access to Government Corner records that have been re-established by the County Surveyor's Office. Please note that there are no warranties of fitness for a particular purpose accompanying the hosted documents, and that the most accurate and timely records are housed at the County.

We provide two ways of accessing government corner records online. The first way is to use our interactive web-map, which offers a visual interface for locating Government Corners and provides easy access to County Surveyor records.  Click the button below to launch the Government Corners Index Map.


  • View the Quick Start Guide for basic instructions in locating corners and corner documents.
  • View the Help Documentation for detailed guidance in using this resource's features and tools.
For questions or comments regarding the completeness or functionality of this application, please contact the Jackson County Surveyor’s office at:

The second way to access a particular corner record  is to search for a corner in the table below. First, select the Township and Range in which the corner lies. Then search for the corner of interest using its GCDB (Geographic Coordinate Database) index number. (See the Guide to Government Corner Indexing for help in determining the corner reference number).  For non-rectangular corners, such as DLC or mineral claim corners, documents are named using descriptive labels.

          T30S R02E T30S R03E T30S R04E
        T31S R01E T31S R02E T31S R03E T31S R04E
T32S R04W T32S R03W T32S R02W T32S R01W T32S R01E T32S R02E T32S R03E T32S R04E
T33S R04W T33S R03W T33S R02W T33S R01W T33S R01E T33S R02E T33S R03E T33S R04E
T34S R04W T34S R03W T34S R02W T34S R01W T34S R01E T34S R02E T34S R03E T34S R04E
T35S R04W T35S R03W T35S R02W T35S R01W T35S R01E T35S R02E T35S R03E T35S R04E
T36S R04W T36S R03W T36S R02W T36S R01W T36S R01E  T36S R02E T36S R03E T36S R04E
T37S R04W T37S R03W T37S R02W T37S R01W T37S R01E  T37S R02E T37 R03E T37S R04E
T38S R04W T38S R03W T38S R02W T38S R01W T38S R01E T38S R02E T38S R03E T38S R04E
T39S R04W T39S R03W T39S R02W T39S R01W T39S R01E T39S R02E T39S R03E T39S R04E
T40S R04W T40S R03W T40S R02W T40S R01W T40S R01E T40S R02E T40S R03E T40S R04E
T41S R04W T41S R03W T41S R02W T41S R01W T41S R01E T41S R02E T41S R03E T41S R04E

Do you have a corner in need of restoration? Fill out the corner request form provided below. Email it to: We will contact you.

Thank you for your help in protecting the County’s Government Corners.