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Notice about payments:


Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at dnr.dmlw.financialassistance@alaska.gov or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Survey Section

Contact Survey Section


Dept. of Natural Resources
Div. of Mining, Land & Water
550 W 7th Ave Suite 650
Anchorage, AK 99501-3576
(907) 269-8523

Welcome

The Survey Section functions as the Department's “surveyor on staff”, providing technical expertise and actual surveying services. We oversee surveys with an eye to protecting the department's interest in land and help the department avoid litigation by watching out for rights of other landowners. This includes issuing survey instructions and reviewing surveys which are usually conducted by private sector surveyors.

surveyor taking measurements surveyor taking measurements (small)

The DNR Survey Section functions as the Platting Authority in the Unorganized Borough. Any subdivision of land, which is not within the jurisdiction of a local borough or city platting authority, (such as Municipality of Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough, etc) is required to be reviewed and approved by DNR, before filing.

The Survey section also maintains records of all surveys ever conducted on state land. Copies of State and Federal BLM survey plats are available online at Department of Natural Resources' Land Records Search.