MACOMB COUNTY CLERK / REGISTER OF DEEDS
Since 1992, the Macomb County Remonumentation Program embarked on a schedule of replacing, restoring and maintaining all public land survey monuments in the County.
These monuments are used by Land Surveyors to determine property line boundaries, road alignments, subdivision layouts, as well as, the location of commercial and industrial property.
Funding for the program is 100% provided by the State of Michigan. It began as a 20-year effort to survey the State, however, the time allotment has been extended until January 2023. The first and last survey of the State was commissioned in 1815 and took approximately 40 years to complete. Original markers were 4-foot long wooden posts. Most of the original markers have been removed due to road construction and development. The wooden posts have also deteriorated over time. However, some of the original monuments have been recovered by following in the footsteps of the original surveyors and through careful excavation.
As of December 31, 2012, the contracted surveying firms have researched, monumented and approved a total of 2,072 section corners, private claim corners and property controlling corners in Macomb County. The surveyors have also established 93 Global Positioning System (GPS) monuments and placed State Plane Coordinate values on 925 corner monuments. The GPS monuments and State Plane Coordinate values placed on the corner monuments provide reference points for computerized mapping.
In addition, three Continuous Operating Reference System (CORS) stations have been installed. The stations are located in the Village of New Haven, the City of Warren and Washington Township. The CORS stations are monitored by the Michigan Department of Transportation and have proven to provide the most accurate GPS data in the world.
The 2013 Remonumentation Program will fund the research and monumentation of 36 corners and place 85 State Plane Coordinate values on corner monuments.
Please contact Martin C. Dunn, P.S., Macomb County Surveyor Representative if you have any questions or comments at (586) 469-7916 or e-mail Mr. Dunn at Martin.Dunn@macombgov.org. You may contact Betty A. Oleksik, Chief Deputy Register and Macomb County Grant Administrator at (586) 469-5163 if Mr. Dunn is not available.
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