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The Environmental Services/Zoning Department handles flood zone questions and can be reached by calling 651-213-8370.
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A private surveying company should be contacted for property boundary information. The County Surveyor maintains the section corner data, but cannot perform private surveys.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Office is responsible for naming new streets and assigning addresses. If the new street is part of a plat, please contact the GIS Office by calling 651-213-8213 before the plant is finalized, to aid in naming said streets.
House numbers are assigned when the building permit has been applied for. Please contact the Environmental Services/Zoning Department for applying for Building Permits by calling 651-213-8370.
Back in 1999, Chisago County went through a process of upgrading their 911 System. During this process, the County reviewed its current street addressing scheme. It was determined that in order to make Chisago County’s 911 System work as accurately and efficiently as possible, that a county-wide "re-addressing" project was in order. Due to this project, streets and house numbers are assigned based on a grid-system. You can see the generalized grid on the Chisago County Highway Map.
Most of the County is now complete with GPS coordinates for the section corners. If there is a corner which is not currently in the ground that you need to use for a survey, we will assist you in re-establishing it.
Chisago County has copies of original plats. If you own a lot in a block of a subdivision we can make you a copy for a small fee. If you own a parcel in the rural area with a metes and bounds description, we do not have a copy of any survey that was made by a private surveying company.
We have copies of the United State Geological Survey (USGS) Quadrangle Maps. They show 10 foot contour lines at a scale of 1 inch equals 2,000 feet.
Each property has unique characteristics. A private surveying company can give you an estimate based on your legal description and the features of your land.
We have 23 High Accuracy Reference Network (HARN) as well as bench marks at various locations around the county. We also have a few along a couple of the newly constructed roads. Contact the County Surveyor by calling 651-213-8711.