The duties and powers of the County Surveyor are defined in the Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS §30-10-903). Also, the County Surveyor is required by state statute to maintain a survey plat records file and index system for these plats. According to the statute, the San Miguel County Surveyor has designated the County Clerk to do such indexing.
The County Surveyor is J. David Foley, who was elected in 1989 and is next up for re-election in 2014. Effective January 1, 1995, the Colorado Constitution set term limits for elected officials at the local government level at 2 terms (if the terms are longer than 2 years). Voters in local governments may lengthen, shorten or eliminate the term limits in their jurisdictions. The voters of San Miguel County have voted to eliminate the term limit for County Surveyor.
- Filing a Survey Plat
- Requests to revise GIS maps
Phone: (970) 728-9998
Fax: (970) 728-9998
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 825
Ophir, CO 81426
J. David Foley, County Surveyor
San Miguel County Surveyors Land Survey Plats
The County Surveyor’s land survey plats/right-of-way surveys are kept in a separate cabinet in the County Clerk’s office. The responsibility for recording and indexing these plats was assigned to the County Clerk. The index for these plats is at the County Clerk’s office, where it is to be found at several convenient places: on the public computer, in a separate plat index book and in a combined index book of County Surveyor’s plats and recorded plats of the County Clerk’s records.
- Plats filed in the County Surveyor’s file must comply with C.R.S. 38-50-101.
- There must be a subtitle with the Section, Township, Range and Principal Meridian.
- The fee for each plat is $25 for one page, $15 for additional map pages. Make a check payable to San Miguel County Clerk.
- The dimensions of each plat are to be 18” by 24” or 24” by 36”, with a minimum one inch margin all around the drawing. Leave a blank area of 3” by 5” on the edge of the drawing area, for the County Clerk to attach a card with the filing information.
- A recording certificate is required, with the preferred format as follows:
- Plats may be mailed, along with the fee, to
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY SURVEYOR’S DEPOSIT INFORMATION
Deposited this ____ day of ___________, 20___, at ____ m., in Book ___ of the County Surveyor’s land survey plats/right-of-way surveys at Page ________, Index File No. _________.
San Miguel County Clerk
P.O. Box 548
Telluride, CO 81435
Please specify that you want to file the plat in the County Surveyor’s files.
Old Survey Plats
The County Surveyor’s office keeps a file of old unrecorded survey plats. These are kept in the County Surveyor’s land survey plat file cabinet. The index includes these plats and they are specified with a designation of “A” after the index file number. Land surveyors who find old survey plats that are not part of the County Surveyor’s files are encouraged to send copies of these plats to the County Surveyor to be filed. Do not take these directly to the County Clerk’s office, but send them to the County Surveyor instead. There is no fee for filing these old plats.
DISCLAIMER ON GIS MAPPING
PLEASE NOTE: The County GIS mapping data are a product of the San Miguel County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department and are intended for the display of relative positions and locations only. Users of this information hereby recognize, acknowledge and agree that it is not a guaranteed accurate, legal or surveyed representation of land. The data are not a substitute for, and should not be compared with, a survey performed by a Colorado licensed surveyor. Users assume all risk and responsibility for any and all direct and indirect damages, including consequential damages, that may flow from the use of this information. Users further recognize, acknowledge and agree that the San Miguel County GIS Department has not made any representations, warranties, or guaranties of any kind that this information is survey accurate or fit to be used or relied upon for any particular purpose.
REQUESTS TO REVISE THE COUNTY GIS MAPPING OF PROPERTY LINES
The County Surveyor has adopted a policy by which property owners can request a revision to the GIS mapping of property lines.
CRS §30-10-903 Duties and powers of the County Surveyor
CRS §30-10-906 Disputed boundaries - notice - establishment of legal corner monument
CRS §38-50-101 Survey plat - records file and index system - informational purpose
CRS §38-51-106 Land survey plats