Master Title Plats are the foundation of our land records. It's a drawing of the most recent survey or protraction (unsurveyed lands) by township. It's a graphic plat illustrating current federal ownership, agency jurisdiction, and rights reserved to the Federal government on private land within a township. Master Title Plats also known as MTPs or plat maps, are continually updated as status or survey information changes. There are also supplemental plats to enlarge an area with a lot of detail, and there are mineral plats for certain uses such as oil and gas leasing, sodium leasing and other types of minerals such as geothermal etc. Also available are Historical Indexes (commonly known as HIs). The HIs accompany the Master Title Plat and they capture the history of the particular MTP, and current information on the plat.
How To Retrieve Master Title Plats:
1st - Click on Search Master Title Plats
2nd - Click on the radio button next to the meridian of your choice
3rd - Click on the down arrow next to the word Township, and highlight your township number
4th - Click on the radio button for either North or South
5th - Click on the down arrow next to the word Range, and highlight your range number
6th - Click on the radio button for either East or West
7th - Click on "Submit Query"
You will see a table that looks similar to Figure 1.
Date File Last Modified
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Under "Filename" you will see a series of letters & numbers, which correspond to your legal land description. Under the column "Doc Type" look for the word "Master Title Plat." Click on the "Filename" associated with Master Title Plat. You will now see your Master Title Plat.
Additional information is available in the box on the upper right side of this page.
Any questions regarding this site should be directed to Viola Hunting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 978-4400.