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The Fourteen Steps in Cadastral Survey

There is a process of fourteen steps which surveyors in the Bureau of Land Management must follow to complete a formal survey. Select each step below for a detailed description:

  1. The need for a survey is determined
  2. A request for survey is issued
  3. The request is received and acted upon
  4. A surveyor is assigned
  5. Additional research is performed
  6. The survey is executed
  7. The corner is monumented
  8. A control survey is performed
  9. Field notes and true line plat are prepared
  10. Field notes are edited and plats are drafted
  11. The notes and plats are reviewed
  12. The survey is approved
  13. The plat and field notes are filed officially
  14. The survey becomes a permanent public land record