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Government Surveys

The North Dakota State Water Commission and the office of the State Engineer are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of official government survey plats (GLOs) and notes for the State of North Dakota. Many of these documents are as old, or older than the State itself, dating back to the late 1800's through the early 1900's.

We now provide access to all of the GLO and benchmarks for the state of North Dakota through our new interactive mapping service. Go to Survey map service . . .

If you wish to request a paper copy:

ND State Water Commission
900 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2750
E-mail: SWC Survey

Benchmark Copies:

$0.25 per sheet

Survey Note Copies:

$2 per 11"x17" sheet
$1 per 8"x11" sheet


$1.50 per page + cost of copy


This data is provided by the North Dakota State Water Commission for your convenience. This data is provisional. This service is provided "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data or information presented at this site. The North Dakota State Water Commission is not responsible for any errors or damages that may occur resulting from the use or mis-use of the data that is provided at this site.

If you have any questions regarding the data, generation methods, or errors, please direct any of these comments to Rod Bassler at the North Dakota State Water Commission.