General Information & Mission Statement
"Partnering With The Past To Help Protect The Future"
For Information Regarding Surveys, Plats, Partitions, and Public Land Corners, please call 503-588-5155.
Contact Mark E. Riggins, County Surveyor, at
Your County Surveyor’s Office:
Recovers, restores, and protects original section corner and donation land claim corner locations.
Reviews pending subdivision and partition plat maps for: Oregon statutes and county requirements, mathematical accuracy, visual clarity, easements, encroachments and other potential issues, then adds them into the "Survey Records GIS."
Receives private survey maps for filing, reviews them for compliance with Oregon statutes and county requirements, then adds them to the public record and inputs into the "Survey Records GIS."
Assists the general public with locating recorded records and historical research: property surveys, subdivision plats, partition plats, condominium plats, cemetery plats, road records, public easements, local access roads, gateways, county surveys, control surveys, GPS surveys, and general survey questions.
It is important to remember that not all property has been surveyed and may only be a paper division recorded in the deed records. It is also important to remember that some survey monuments marking land boundaries have no survey recorded, due to the fact that the survey predates the recording requirements and the monument reference may only show up in deeds, if at all.
The County Surveyor’s Office also has records within all of the cities within Marion County.
Surveyor's Office Mission Statement
Provide the citizens of Marion County with professional surveying expertise and advice, and perform our duties as required by the Oregon Revised Statutes.
To provide a quality survey records library and computer research facility.
To provide exceptional customer service and provide exceptional public relations.
To provide the record of survey review in a professional, accurate, and timely manner.
To provide review of developments (subdivisions, partitions, condominiums and cemeteries) in a professional, accurate, and timely manner that serves the development community and protects the property rights of the citizens of Marion County.
To preserve and maintain the public land corners placed by the Government Land Office (GLO) back in the 1800's (section corners, one-quarter corners, and donation land claim corners).
To provide a competent and trained staff to carry out our mission.
It is the goal of the Surveyor’s Office to check and review all records submitted within two weeks after we have received all pertinent documents and maps. Other agencies and departments, the land surveyor and interest holders are involved in the process and can affect how quickly records can be recorded.