County Surveyor


To maintain, perpetuate, and interpret legal records and public information which control land boundaries, property ownership and associated interests for the citizens of Rio Blanco County in order to safeguard real property and promote public welfare.


(Per CRS: 30-10-903)
(1)  The duties of the county surveyor are:
(a)  To represent the county in boundary disputes between adjoining counties pursuant to section 30-6-110, and in section or quarter corner disputes pursuant to section 30-10-906, and to locate lost, destroyed, or disputed corners and boundaries pursuant to section 38-44-104;
(b)  To notify the county attorney of any unsettled boundary disputes or boundary discrepancies within the county which may come to his attention;
(c)  To file in the office of the county surveyor, or in the office of the county clerk and recorder if there is no office for the county surveyor in the county, all surveys, field notes, calculations, maps, and any other records pertaining to work authorized and financed by the board of county commissioners. All surveys made by the county surveyor or his deputies shall be numbered consecutively by the county surveyor, and all field notes and calculations pertaining to such surveys shall be endorsed by the county surveyor with the number of the survey to which they pertain.

(2)  The county surveyor may, when authorized by the board of county commissioners, and when financially compensated by agreement between the surveyor and the board of county commissioners:
(a)  Conduct surveys to establish the boundaries of county property, including road rights-of-way, or any other surveys necessary to the county;
(b)  Accept for filing maps of surveys that establish monuments and keep a current record of all survey monuments within the county;
(c)  Examine all survey maps and plats before they are recorded by the county clerk and recorder to insure proper content and form;
(d)  Conduct geodetic control surveys, vertical control surveys, or any surveys for the purpose of geographic information systems;
(e)  Conduct or supervise construction surveys necessary to the county;
(f)  Provide reference monuments for or the remonumentation or monument upgrades of public land survey system monuments that are destroyed by county construction or other functions; and
(g)  Provide other services requiring the expertise of a professional land surveyor as agreed upon by the county surveyor and the county board of commissioners.