The Brown County Surveyor
is responsible for carrying out the requirements of the County Surveyor's office as specified in Chapter 59 of the Wisconsin Statutes and the Brown County Land Division and Subdivision Ordinance (Chapter 21).
 
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNTY SURVEYOR:The Public Land Survey Systems in Brown County are conformed of a variety of land divisions.  The French Private Claims were surveyed in 1828.  The Fort Howard Military Reserve was established in 1829 and surveyed in 1864.  The Section, Town and Range on the east side of the Fox River was surveyed between 1834 and 1835.  William’s Grant was surveyed in 1838 and subdivided in 1856.  The Oneida Indian Reservation was surveyed in 1838 and subdivided in 1875.  The Section, Town and Range on the west side of the Fox River was surveyed between 1840 and 1843.  The Indian Claims within the Oneida Indian Reservation were surveyed in 1890.

Preserving the Government Corners of the Public Land Survey Systems, which is the basis for all legal descriptions in the County, is of high importance. The County Surveyor is responsible for the remonumentation, maintenance, and protection of the nearly 3300 Government Corners within the 530 square miles of Brown County and to execute surveys that are required by the county or by a court.