The San Juan County Surveyor is an elected official who’s office and duties are mandated by the State Legislature and governed by State Law. (Utah Code 17-23) As a requirement, the County Surveyor must be a Professional Land Surveyor licensed by the State of Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. The main functions of the County Surveyor are to advise the County Executive and County Legislative Body regarding all surveying work, perform or arrange for the performance of all surveying work for the County and to maintain a repository at County Government offices at the County Seat a fair and accurate record of all surveys made, all surveys received and all section corner files and records made or received. In addition the County Surveyor is responsible for the preservation of existing monumentation (Section Corners) of the Public Land Survey System.
Kent B. (Sam) Cantrell – PLS, San Juan County Surveyor
Jacob Regalado, Chief Deputy Surveyor
Devlin McCarthy, Deputy Surveyor
P.O. Box 416
Monticello, Utah 84535
San Juan County Courthouse
117 South Main Street
Monticello, Utah 84535
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday,
except Federal and State Holidays
San Juan – Grand Counties Agree to Re-monument County Boundary
Based on a report and recommendations developed by the San Juan County Surveyor and the State of Utah Cadastral Surveyor, the boundary between San Juan and Grand counties will be re-monumented in 2019.
On October 9th and 16th, 2018 the San Juan County Commission and the Grand County Council agreed to support and fund the recommendations detailed in a report presented by Sam Cantrell, San Juan County Surveyor and Sean Fernandez, State of Utah Cadastral Surveyor.
Read the report here.
Record of Survey Plats
Master PLSS Section Corner Records
County Control Network Coordinate Details
State-Wide Control Network Details (TURN GPS)
PLSS Section Corner Tie Sheets
San Juan County Section Corner Metadata
BLM Land Records – Survey Notes and Plats
FEMA Elevation Certificate
Minimum Standards for ALTA Surveys
Water Rights Application & Forms (Well Proof Applications, Land/Water Addendums)
Map Instructions for Water Right Conveyance
Land Description Diagram
Staff can assist the general public with a variety of land surveying related issues, including but not limited to the following:
- Section Corner Information
- Map Information
- Record of Survey Information
- Subdivision and Townsite Survey Information
- State and County Control Network Information
- PLSS Survey Plats and Survey Notes
- Survey History Information
Fees: (See also Record of Survey Page for Survey Plat Requirements)
Recording – $20.00/Sheet
Copying – (B & W) $0.75/sq. ft., (Color) $1.50/sq. ft.
Data Discs containing the PLSS survey notes for San Juan County from 1878 – 1992 are available for $25.00 through the County Survey Office.
The discs contain cadastral survey field notes for T27S, R18E through T44S, R26E, Homestead Entry Surveys, Mineral Surveys, U.S. Location Monuments and User Information for navigation through the notes.
PLSS Survey Notes and Plats from 1993 to present are available through the BLM public room in Salt Lake City and can also be accessed through the following link:
Click here for BLM Land Records – Survey Notes and Plats.
The Utah Reference Network Global Positioning System is available for use throughout San Juan County dependent on cell phone coverage and provider.
Click here for a map of their locations.
The San Juan County Survey Office does not perform surveys for the general public, but we will gladly provide you a list of the Licensed Professional Land Surveyors that have previously performed surveys in and around San Juan County. (Professional Land Surveyors that would like to be added to this list may contact the San Juan County Survey Office). Click here for Surveyors List
Links to Surveying Related Organizations:
Utah Council of Land Surveyors
National Geodetic Survey
DOPL (Engineers/Land Surveyors)
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Flood Plain Management
ALTA (American Land Title Association)
Utah Division of Water Rights