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FAQ: DEP Survey and Mapping Services

Q. Where can I find benchmark information?

A. The Division of State Lands maintains benchmark information from various state and federal governments, available online at LABINS.
 
Q. Where can I find horizontal survey control information?
A. The Division of State Lands maintains horizontal information from various state and federal governments, available online at LABINS.
 
Q. Where can I get information on determining Mean High Water Survey data?
A. Existing Mean High Water Information can be found at LABINS. For procedures to establish a Mean High Water Line, visit LABINS.
 
Q. Where can I find recent and historic aerial photography that covers a job site?
A. For the most recent, as well as some historic, aerial photography visit the Florida Department of Transportation. For older aerial photography, visit the University of Florida. Both are free services, although the FDOT site requires registration. LABINS offers Digital Ortho Quarter Quads in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), State Plane and Albers projections.
 
Q. How can I obtain a certified corner record?
A. Visit LABINS.
 
Q. How can I obtain an Erosion Control Line survey?
A. Erosion Control Line surveys should be obtained from the public records of the county where the line exists. Backups of the unrecorded maps and descriptions can be downloaded from LABINS; however, this information may not be as accurate as that recorded in the county public records.
 
Q. How can I get a property surveyed? Will the Division of State Lands do it?
A. The Division of State Lands' Bureau of Survey and Mapping does not perform private surveys for individuals. For private property surveys, refer to your local Yellow Pages.
 
Q. Where can I obtain copies of U.S. Government Survey Field Notes (GLO) and any resurveys? Does the Division of State Lands have field notes and plats for work areas?
A. These documents can be found at LABINS.
 
Q. How can I get a determination of state ownership of property, including ownership of lakes, streams and submerged coastal areas?
A. Call the Division of State Lands' Title and Land Records Section at 850-245-2555.
 
Q. How can I get a current map of Florida?
A. The Division of State Lands does not have copies of state maps. To obtain a Florida road map or maps of individual counties, contact the Florida Department of Transportation.
 
Q. Where is the boundary of an aquatic preserve?
A. Aquatic preserves are managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Office.
 
Q. How does a filled land area qualify for a recordable document (certificate) pursuant to section 253.12(9) & (10) F.S., since it was filled prior to 1975?
A. Completion of  the application for the recordable document will reveal whether the filled land area qualifies for a recordable document. Please contact the Bureau of Survey and Mapping for a copy of the application at 850-245-2555.
 
Q. How can I determine whether a permanent improvement to submerged land qualifies for Butler Act?
A. Review the Application for Disclaimer to determine whether the area of interest qualifies. Please contact the Bureau of Survey and Mapping for a copy of the Application for Disclaimer at 850-245-2555.
 
Q. How can I get historic information on a parcel of property?
A. This information is available to the public and some records can be found on LABINS. The Title and Land Records section of the Bureau of Survey and Mapping is sometimes called upon to assist researchers, attorneys, historians, authors and genealogists to obtain information on land parcels. Some of the items available are copies of deeds, including deeds of acquisition and disposition of state lands, original surveys with field notes from surveys of the state initiated in the 1800s, historic surveyor instructions, U.S. patents, Armed Occupation Permits and other information related to historic state land records. Call the Division of State Lands, Title and Land Records Section, at 850-245-2555 for further information.
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April 11, 2018 - 11:47am

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