The City of Orlando Survey Services Section provides surveying and guidance for all City departments involving surveying and mapping. In addition, the survey section provides surveys, producing every type of survey defined in Chapter 472 of the Florida Statutes and Chapter 5J-17 of the Florida Administrative Code. Since the incorporation of the City, there has been a surveyor on staff to provide land-surveying duties for the operations of the City. Originally an elected position, the City Surveyor is responsible for establishing protocol for surveying and mapping, including establishing the standards for the City and to ensure compliance with all state, federal and local laws and codes.
Survey Services does not provide surveys for the public. It can assist the public with questions regarding surveying occurring in their area, but does not perform surveys of private property unless directed by the City Engineer or Public Works Director. This generally involves public projects that may impact private property.