The Jackson County Surveyor’s Office was established at the time of Oregon’s statehood. Since this time, the department has served as the survey and land records information center for Jackson County; housing over 150 years of records. We protect the interest of the public, by ensuring that all surveys are performed in accordance with Oregon Revised statutes and local ordinances. The department has a long standing history of outstanding public service. Since statehood the County Surveyor’s Office has actively restored and maintained public land survey corners (Government Corners) which are the foundation of all land ownership and land division in Jackson County. There are approximately 20,000 of these government corners in Jackson County. The physical corner point is marked on the surface of the earth with a survey monument; thus transferring our land ownership system to the ground.
Geodesy is the science that determines the size and shape of the earth. The County Surveyor’s Office performs Geodetic Surveys to determine precise latitudes, longitudes and heights in relation to the mass center of the earth. Geodetic survey positions frequently serve as survey control and are an active part of the surveyor’s office government corner restoration program. The Surveyor’s Office collaborates with other county departments providing professional services in support of their objectives to efficiently and effectively serve the citizens of Jackson County.