Office of Land Survey & Remonumentation
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The Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation (OLSR) ensures an orderly and consistent review of subdivision plats, conducts final review of subdivision plats, administers the statewide program of monumenting and remonumenting the original U.S. government public land survey corners, reviews petitions for the State Boundary Commission, and affixes mobile homes to real property.
- The Indiana-Michigan Boundary Line Commission is responsible for coordinating activities between the States of Indiana and Michigan to resurvey their common border. The coordinated effort is intended to recover and perpetuate the original monuments defining the Michigan-Indiana state boundary line first established in 1827 by the U.S. Government, General Land Office.
The Commission is established and its duties prescribed in the Michigan and Indiana State Line Monumentation Act, 2010 PA 259, and in the Indiana Code 1-3-2, Indiana-Michigan Boundary Line Commission.
- Commission Meetings
- Michigan GLO Records
- 1827 Kendrick Survey Map
- McNamara Transcription of Kendrick Notes
The Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation administers the applicable provisions of the Land Division Act, 1967 P.A. 288 in order to ensure the orderly development of subdivisions in the State of Michigan. Staff conducts final reviews of plat maps to ensure compliance with the Act and authorizes final plats to be submitted to the Register of Deeds for proper recordation.
- Subdivision Data Downloads
- Troubleshooting Statewide Search
- Statewide Search for Subdivision Plats
- Part 1. Department of Labor and Economic Growth R 560.101 - 560.135
- Part 2. Department of Transportation R 560.201 - 560.205
- Part 3. Department of Environmental Quality R 560.301 - 560.304
- Part 4. Department of Environmental Quality R 560-401 - 560.428
- Land Division Act Flow Chart
- MDEQ Subdivision Floodplain Program
- Attorney General Number Opinions
- Court Cases
The Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation is responsible for the administration of the Survey and Remonumentation Act, 1990 P.A. 345. For the first time since the original government surveyors established and monumented these initial corner positions in Michigan a concerted effort has been made to identify and remark these historic markers. All land ownership in Michigan, both public and private, was originally determined from these public land survey corners which are required to be publicly recorded (see Corner Recordation Act, 1970 PA 74).
- Land Corner Recordation Rules
- State Survey and Remonumentation Commission
- Survey and Remonumentation General Rules - R 54.201 - 54.213
- 12th Biennial Report to the Legislature
- County Grant Administrators & Representatives
- Electronic Transmission of Land Corner Recordation Certificate
- County Remonumentation Data Entry
- Troubleshooting County Remonumentation Data Entry
- Survey and Remonumentation Data Downloads
- Michigan Case Law Related to Water - 2000
- Original GLO Survey Plat Maps
- Statewide Search for Remonumentation Data
- Troubleshooting Statewide Search
- Remonumentation - Frequently Asked Questions
- The State Boundary Commission is responsible for administering the State Boundary Commission Act [1968 PA 191, MCL 123.1001-1020] and portions of the Home Rule City Act [1909 PA 279, MCL 117.1-117.38] and the Home Rule Village Act [1909 PA 278, MCL 78.1-78.28]. The Commission is comprised of three members appointed by the Governor, and two members appointed by the chief probate judge of the county in which the land being considered in a petition is located. The Commission serves as a quasi-judicial body adjudicating many types of municipal boundary adjustments and recommends, to the Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the approval or denial of petitions for incorporations of new Home Rule Cities, new Home Rule Villages, and municipal consolidations. The Commission also recommends approval or denial of certain types of petitions involving land currently under township jurisdiction that is proposed to be annexed into a Home Rule City.
- Active Petitions and Docket Material
- State Boundary Commission Responsibilities and Meeting Schedule
- State Boundary Commission Public Hearings
- Petition Signature Collection Form 2010-2002
- State Boundary Commission Act - 1968 PA 191
- State Boundary Commission Rules
- Home Rule City Act - 1909 PA 279
- Charter Township Act - 1947 PA 359
- Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer of Property by Contract - 1984 PA 425
- Home Rule Village Act - 1909 PA 278