During the fall and into November, it is anticipated that, depending on the weather, the County Surveyor will be spending up to 3 days per week in the field. Please note that the Deputy Surveyor is scheduled in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays; please try to plan any on-site research accordingly and/or call in advance. Office hours are noted on the right side of the page.
Records Modernization Update
In an effort to combine PLSS Survey Records and U.S. Monument Records into one chronologically sorted document available on-line, we have begun compiling PDF files and combining the same. Our web search tool will be modified once all files are combined and properly named; we anticipate completion sometime in mid-2015. In the meantime, as files become available we are sending them to the State Cartographer’s office, (SCO), and they’re making them available via their PLSS Finder tool. As of September 5, 2014 all coordinates we have, (WISCRS-Rock Datum), are available to precisions of 0.1 ft. on our website and can also be found on the SCO PLSS Finder site. They are intended to assist in corner recovery. As of September 5, 2014 combined tie-sheets for the Towns of Beloit & Rock are available on the PLSS Finder site and the Town of Janesville is in process.
Lastly, Rock County formerly had two courthouse buildings, (Janesville & Beloit), and the Surveyor’s office maintained two sets of Survey Records. The combined PDF files we’re creating will contain the Janesville Courthouse records only; we are doing this to manage file size under the assumption that the vast majority of records are identical. In a small amount of instances, discrepancies have been found and noted on the original records however, the PDF files are being created for convenience and any discrepancies that arise can be investigated by examining the original copies at our office.
Rock County Courthouse
Phone (608) 757-5658
Cell (608) 751-2778