The Survey Section coordinates professional survey services for the Public Works Department and other City agencies. We collect and maintain survey records and data in support of the Public Works Capital Improvement Program and GIS utility mapping, and to provide information to City agencies and the public.
We maintain an inventory of Public Land Survey System (PLSS) corners, right-of-way monuments and horizontal and vertical control as part of the City Survey Control Database. These monuments are used to control the location of property lines, easements and road right-of-ways.
The following links provide more information related to surveying within the City of Bellingham:
- Protecting Survey Monuments
- Monument Information – Maps & Reports
- Horizontal Datum
- Vertical Datum
- Washington State Reference Network