Vernon County has scanned and converted into digital format a significant volume of maps and information regularly used by professional land surveyors working in the county. This information consists of Public Land Survey (PLS) tie sheets, plat of survey maps, PLS government plat maps, 1967 Corp of Engineer maps for the Kickapoo Valley Flood Control Project, 1896 & 1931 plat book pages, and reference documents pertaining to both Vernon County’s CSM Review Ordinance and the PLS Bounty Program. These digital files are in Adobe .pdf format and can be downloaded from this site without charge.
Please note that this collection does not include all of the plats of surveys that are on file in the county survey files. Vernon County is still in the process of converting all of the plat of survey maps to digital image format. Certified survey maps (CSM’s) are not available on this site. Copies of CSM’s and other recorded documents can be obtained on-line for a fee at the RODdirect site accessible at this URL: http://vernonwi.roddirect.com/.
There is no associated search database associated with this site. To locate a particular file or document, users will need to browse through the various folders. All of the folders are logically named so it should be fairly intuitive to search through them. PLS tie sheets are organized by PLS township and named using this naming convention PLSSTieSheets\Vernon County PLSS Section Corner Numbering Schema.pdf. Plats of survey are organized by PLS township and section.
Some of the images may not be as legible as the original copy, if any image text is not clear, please verify it by examing the original copies that are on file in the appropriate county office (i.e. the Treasurer’s Office holds the plats of survey and tie sheets; the Register of Deeds holds the government plats and vintage plat books). If you encounter an image that has a poor resolution and is not legible, please notify the Vernon County Register of Deeds at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-637-5371. We may be able to rescan the document at a higher resolution and improve the quality of the image.