Public Land Survey System

This page contains an introduction and overview of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) in Wisconsin. Championed by Thomas Jefferson and spurring onward the westward expansion of our young country in 1785, the PLSS is the primary land description method in the United States. This page contains an overview to the PLSS, along with links to other helpful pages regarding the PLSS system, current status, and efforts to update PLSS corners in Wisconsin.