Cadastral Survey

The Bureau's Cadastral Survey Program is one of the oldest and most fundamental functions of the United States Government. Cadastral Surveys are the foundation of our national land tenure system; creating, reestablishing, marking, and defining land boundaries.

In addition to conducting surveys to meet BLM land management needs, the BLM's Arizona State Office completes Cadastral Surveys for Indian Tribes, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and other federal agencies. Along with the growing demands placed on public lands, complex landownership patterns make the importance of accurate boundaries more important today than ever before. Clearly defined boundaries provide public land managers and the American people with essential information needed to identify rights and privileges and make the best land decisions. BLM's Cadastral Survey Program identifies critical environmental management areas, legally describes lands for leasing or conveyance purposes, and helps protect private rights.

Copies of Survey Plats may be downloaded from the link at the right and are also available on DVD by contacting us at the address below. Copies of Field Notes may be requested by contacting us at:

Bureau of Land Management
Arizona State Office
Cadastral Survey  AZ-956
One North Central Avenue
Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427 

Cadastral Survey Links

About Survey Plats & Field Notes 

Tools & Reference Materials 


Inquiries, Protests & Appeals 

National GCDB Program 

Download Arizona Survey Plats and GCDB Data 

National Cadastral Web 

General Land Office Records