County Surveyor

Department Overview

The county surveyor is primarily responsible for maintaining Public Land Survey (PLS) corners. Le Sueur County has approximately 1900 (PLS) corners which were established by the federal government in 1854. These monuments form the foundation of land ownership throughout the county. The County Surveyor identifies, maps, restores and preserves these monuments.
The County Surveyor provides an array of other services such as:

  • Reviewing Plats, Common Interest Community Plats (CIC), and Registered Land Survey Plats (RLS) for compliance with Minnesota State Statutes.
  • Assisting with county highway right-of-way mapping and acquisitions.
  • Providing positional data for the county geographic information system (GIS).
  • Assisting the county with projects related to land surveying.


The county surveyor’s duties do not include performing surveys of private land. If you would like your property surveyed, you must obtain services of a private licensed land surveyor.


The County Surveyor is a part-time, contracted position, so office hours are Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 


Contact Information 



County Surveyor | Rory Jensen, PLS

Rory Jensen