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County Surveyor
Joel Thoreson
467 St Martin Ave
St. Charles, MN 55972
Phone: 507-932-8576
 Email: jthoreson@co.fillmore.mn.us
Assistant County Surveyor
Jarad Carolan
909 Houston St. NW
Preston, MN 55965
Phone: 507-765-4400
Email: jcarolan@co.fillmore.mn.us

The Fillmore County Surveyor is responsible for the restoration and perpetuation of over 2700 section corner monuments of the Public Land Survey System in Fillmore County and determines modern measurements of these monuments. These corners were originally established between 1852 through 1855 with mostly wood post and/or stones. The County Surveyor's office has on file a copy of these original Public Land Survey field notes. All property throughout Fillmore County is in some way described and located from these section monuments. Fillmore County pays $250.00 for each section corner monument restored with corner certificate filed by a professional land surveyor and approved by the County Surveyor.

All land surveys done in Fillmore County need to be filed at the County Surveyor's Office. Our office contains over five thousand survey maps dating from 1852 to the present time. The County Surveyor also prepares the right-of way plats for all new County Highway land acquisitions and any survey work needed by the County.  The fee to review a subdivision plat in Fillmore County is $300 per plat plus $10 per lot.

The County Surveyor, Joel Thoreson, works from his office in St. Charles, Minnesota and can be reached anytime by phone, email or schedule an appointment.  The Assistant County Surveyor, Jarad Carolan, maintains the the County Surveyor's files at the Preston office which is located in the County Highway Building at 909 Houston Street, Preston.  Land Surveyors needing research for their projects can contact Jarad at 507-765-4400 or email jcarolan@co.fillmore.mn.us.  Normal office hours are 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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