California Department of Transportation
District 6 Director Sharri Bender Ehlert
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Address:
1352 W. Olive Avenue
P.O. Box 12616
Fresno, CA 93778-2616

Telephone:

  • (559) 444-2409
    (Fresno/Madera)
  • (559) 488-4082
    (Tulare/Kings/Kern)
  • (559) 488-4067

Facsimile:
(559) 445-6259

Email:
D6.Webmaster@dot.ca.gov

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Land Surveys FAQs

What is Land Surveying?

Surveying is the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional space position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points are usually, but not exclusively, associated with positions on the surface of the Earth, and are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes. In order to accomplish their objective, surveyors use elements of geometry (Greek: measuring the Earth), engineering, mathematics, physics, and law.

Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history (ca. 5000 years ago) and it is a requirement in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction. Its most familiar modern uses are in the fields of transport, building and construction, communications, mapping, and the definition of legal boundaries for land ownership.

Surveying definition is taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveying

What is your office address and phone number?

The Caltrans District 6 Land Surveys Office is located at:
855 M Street - Suite 200
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone : (559) 444-2562
Fax : (559) 445-6560
Website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist6/surveys/

How do I get to your Surveys office?

From the South, take State Route 41 to the Van Ness Avenue Exit. You will see a sign reading "VAN NESS AVE to CIVIC CENTER", bear right on ramp to Van Ness Avenue. Turn left onto Van Ness Av and go Northwest for 0.5 miles to Kern St. Turn right onto Kern St and go Northeast for 0.2 miles to M St. Turn right onto M St and go Southeast for 200 feet to 855 M St.

From the North, take State Route 99 South to Exit 133B with a sign reading "EXIT 133 to CA-180/KINGS CANYON/MENDOTA/AIRPORT". Bear right onto off ramp and you will see a sign reading "EXIT 133B to CA-180 E/KINGS CANYON/AIRPORT", take Exit 133B Ramp and merge onto State Route 180 East. Continue on CA-180 East and go Northeast for 1.6 miles until you see a sign reading "CA-41 N to CA-41 S/YOSEMITE/PASO ROBLES", take CA-41 exit ramp and bear right and you will see a sign reading "CA-41 S to PASO ROBLES", take State Route 41 South approximately 1.3 miles where you will see a sign reading "VAN NESS AVE to CIVIC CENTER", bear right on ramp to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right onto Van Ness Av and go Northwest for 0.5 miles to Kern St. Turn right onto Kern St and go Northeast for 0.2 miles to M St. Turn right onto M St and go Southeast for 200 feet to 855 M St.

Map of D6 Surveys Office

Who do I contact for a copy of a Right of Way or Monumentation Map?

To obtain a copy of a Right of Way or Monumentation Map, please contact Celeste Varney at (559) 445-6566 or by email at Celeste_Varney@dot.ca.gov. Alternate contacts for map assistance may be obtained from the D6 Survey Seniors. Before contacting the District 6 Land Surveys Office for Right of Way Maps, please have some of the following infromation available:
1. County (Examples are Fresno, Madera and Kern)
2. Route Number (Examples are 99, 168 and 190)
3. Postmile or Kilopost ( Exmaples are PM 23.4 or KP 23.44)
4. Nearest major cross street(s) (Examples are Highway 41 & American or I5 and Manning)
5. Township, Range and Section (Example is T20,R20,S15)
In addition, before any documents may be given to any organization or individual, a Public Records Act Request Form must be completed and returned to the District 6 Surveys department. Click here to download a copy of the Public Records Act Request Form. A Fee schedule is included on the second page of the Public Records Act Request Form.

Who to contact for surveying control information?

To obtain both conventional and GPS surveying control information for monuments established by the District 6 Surveys Office, please contact Bryan Banister at (559) 445-6563 or by email at Bryan_Banister@dot.ca.gov. Before contacting the District 6 Land Surveys Office for Surveying Control, please have some of the following information available:
1. County (Examples are Fresno, Madera and Kern)
2. Route Number (Examples are 99, 168 and 190)
3. Postmile or Kilopost ( Exmaples are PM 23.4 or KP 23.44)
4. Nearest major cross street(s) (Examples are Highway 41 & American or I5 and Manning)
5. Township, Range and Section (Example is T20,R20,S15)
In addition, before any documents or data may be given to any organization or individual, a Public Records Act Request Form must be completed and returned to the District 6 Surveys office. Click here to download a copy of the Public Records Act Request Form. A Fee schedule is included on the second page of the Public Records Act Request Form.

For more information, see http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/geometronics/