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    Benchmarks and High Accuracy Reference Network (HARN) Points

    To assist surveyors working in Jefferson County, we have developed a map showing the Colorado High Accuracy Reference Network (CHARN) and the North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD 88) benchmarks in the county.

    The Geodetic survey control was established by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Jefferson County.

    For complete data sheet information on the CHARN and NAVD 88 networks, please refer to the National Geodetic Survey home page. View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.

    Survey Point Location Map 
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    Monument Records

    Monument records are available from the state of Colorado View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. and from the county clerk and recorder's office.

    Land Surveys

    Since July 1, 1987, land surveys showing property boundaries must be filed with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder. Land surveys come in many forms. The most common are land survey plats, improvement survey plats, ALTA surveys and boundary surveys. Subdivision plats are different in that they divide land, typically through a city or county planning process, whereas land survey plats show the existing property boundary and often other land features.

    Topographic Data

    Recently updated topographic data, collected using LiDAR technology and covering Jefferson County is available at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) website. The area that covers the County is “Central A”. Users can search the DRCOG website by name or words such as LiDAR, DEM, contour etc. The DRCOG site is