Survey Section

The Survey Section provides topographical mapping as well as boundary and control surveys for the design and construction of the public improvement projects. Surveying staff serves the public by checking private development subdivision maps, lot line adjustments, easement documents, and legal descriptions. The city does not perform boundary surveys for private property owners.


Survey Records Research

Professional surveyors use various types of survey records to determine where survey monuments have been set in the past and how to locate property boundaries using survey monuments. Survey markers are often set at the completion of a development project.
The County of Ventura is the primary repository for maps, corner records, benchmarks and other survey documents. County View, developed by the County of Ventura GIS (Geographic Information System) and the County Surveyor, includes hotlinks on index maps for the layers Record Maps and Survey Records. The city has additional fieldnote ties and archival tie sheets shown on CityMap on the Land Survey Index layer. While the TY sheets are shown on CityMaps, an index by street name is available on the Legacy Tie Sheets page with links to the multi-page .tiff files.


Subdivision maps: Initial submittal for checking

The first submittal of a Parcel or Tract Map after approval of the tentative map is made to the City Land Development Desk in Room 117 at City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Tract Map - Parcel Map Checklist is a checklist for the initial map submittal. 


2022 Datum Changes 

In 2022 the National Geodetic Survey will publish a new datum. Citizens and Developers should be aware that if they have a project that will last through 2022, the datum shift may impact them, and talk to their surveyor or civil engineer to ensure a smooth transition.

A technical explanation is available on the NGS website at (https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datums/newdatums/index.shtml)