County Surveyor

Kevin Nelson
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-7022

The County Surveyor is responsible for maintaining survey records and for reviewing property boundary surveys, parcel maps, and subdivision maps prior to filing the maps with the County Recorder. In Nevada County, the County Surveyor also reviews lot line adjustments and other real property matters that require County approval. View County Surveyor fees (PDF).
The County Surveyor does not survey property. Property Owners may contract with a private surveying or engineering firm to do so. 

Corner Records and Records of Surveys

Guide to the Preparation of Record of Survey and Corner Records

Corner Records Submittal - Checklist and Requirements 

Corner Records - Corner Records Form

Record of Survey Map Submittal - Checklist and Submittal Requirements 

Land Use Applications must be submitted through the Planning Department at


Agreement to Pay Form

An Agreement to Pay Form must be included with all Record of Survey submissions.


Agreements to pay protect the submitter from being liable for additional charges that may be incurred during review of the ROS by the County Surveyor.  Additional charges are the responsibility of the entity named on the form. 

Unrecorded Maps

Unrecorded maps are available online.