Survey Review Process

All surveys in Story County (divisions, retracements, boundary line surveys) must be reviewed before they can be recorded.  Drafts should be sent to  They will then be forwarded to the appropriate offices for review.  Comments will be returned to the surveyor within two business days.  Once the comments have been received and requested corrections have been made, the survey, with an original signature, can be submitted for recording.  Effective August 17, 2023, survey reviews will be routed through Story County Planning & Development.  If you have any questions, please contact them at (515) 382-7245.

The only exception to this review process is for divsions within the city limits of Ames, which are subject to approval by the Ames City Council.