The Winona County Surveyor is responsible for the restoration and perpetuation of over 2000 corner monuments of the Public Land Survey System in Winona County and determines modern measurements between these monuments. These corners were originally established between 1853 and 1855 with mostly wood posts. These modern measurements will lead to the accurate dimensioning of our parcel mapping.
Our office also checks and approves all subdivision plats, registered land surveys, and common interest community plats for compliance with Minnesota Statutes and local ordinances. Winona County charges $300 per plat plus $10 per lot or outlot. Winona County pays $400 for each Certificate of Location of Government Corner approved by the County Surveyor, remonumented, and filed per the county's remonumentation policy.
Under county ordinances, all surveys must be filed in the County Surveyor's office and any new land split requires a survey, which must be filed in the County Recorder's office as well.
The County Surveyor's files are maintained at the Winona County Highway Department and on county computers. Normal office hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact John Foss by email or 507-457-8858.