Government of JamaicaGovernment of Jamaica

Surveying and Mapping

The Surveys and Mapping Division offers several products and services, including:
General Products of the Surveys and Mapping Division:
  • Building and maintaining the national geodetic control network.
  • Surveying and mapping for delimitation, acquisition and alienation of Government lands.
  • Checking and drawing of survey plans in accordance with the Land Surveyor’s Act.
  • Providing cadastral, topographic, hydrographic and other basic mapping services.
  • Arbitration in the case of objections to surveys.
  • Providing technical services for the Land Titles Division.
  • Coordination and supervision of aerial photography within the public service.
  • Providing surveying and land information.
  • Supervision of contracts for surveys executed on behalf of the National Land Agency (NLA).
Cadastral Surveys and Mapping products and services:
  • The preparation of description of lands for the purpose of the Registration of Titles Act by plan and computation of areas of parcels from cadastral surveys.
  • Compilation of cadastral maps.
  • The checking of cadastral plans.
  • The drawing of plans for annexation to Certificates of Title, on the request of the Registrar of Titles.
  • The resolution of dual registration of parcels or strips of land.
  • Any objection to surveys may be referred to the Director of Surveys and Mapping for arbitration.
Topographic and Hydrographic products and services:
  • The provision of major and minor horizontal and vertical control surveys.
  • The preparation of topographic maps at varying scales.
  • The coordination and stewardship of aerial photographs in the public sector.
  • The provision of large scale topographic surveys for development projects.
  • The hydrography of harbours and coastal waters.


Land Surveyor's Handbook


Land Registration and Conveyancing Workshop starts May 14, 2024

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For general information about our services, please contact us at:

  • +876.750.5263
  • +876.946.5263
  • +876.418.5089
  • 8 Ardenne Road Kingston 10