JOHN DAY, OR, 97845
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Grant County Surveyor

All surveys, from the late 1800's to the present, are published online at the Grant County Surveyors' site

Benchmark Land Surveyors is a locally owned and operated surveying firm. Integrity, service and professionalism are qualities that we hold paramount. Since we are a small firm, we have the opportunity to give each client our full attention. We appreciate our clients, and it shows through the quality service we provide. Our clients appreciate our attention to detail and our desire to meet their project goals. These qualities and our customized approach to each individual project have helped us establish a reputation for excellence in our field.

The licensed professionals at Benchmark Land Surveyors possess the skills and knowledge necessary to take your project from start to finish. We are well equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to meet time limitations and budget constraints. Our local knowledge of the areas we serve gives us a competitive edge over our larger urban competitors.

Eastern Oregon is our home, where we live, work and play. Benchmark Land Surveyors is committed to improving the communities that we serve. The economy of these communities is tied to land, and we respect and uphold the traditional values that are important to Eastern Oregonians.
Benchmark Land Surveyors was established in 2009 when the John Day and Baker City branches of the firm Bagett, Griffith and Blackman, Inc. were purchased by Mike Springer and Jason Hatfield. Mike and Jason were former employees of Bagett, Griffith and Blackman for 11 years and 6 years, respectively. The John Day office has a history of providing quality service to Grant, Gilliam and Wheeler Counties since 1967. Our Baker City office was established in 2008 with the purpose of serving our valued clients in Baker County.

Michael C. Springer, PLS, CWRE

Mike has been working in the field of land surveying in Eastern Oregon since 1998. He was licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in 2002, and as a Certified Water Rights Examiner in 2011. Mike obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1998. He became an employee and a partner of the firm Bagett, Griffith and Blackman, Inc., and was there until the purchase of the John Day and Baker City offices in January of 2009. Mike is a member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon, and was elected as the Grant County Surveyor in 2008 and 2012.

Away from the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon and children Nicholas and Emily. He enjoys traditional archery, hunting and biking. Over the years, Mike has been actively involved in the community, volunteering in various capacities including City Councilor for Prairie City, Prairie City Budget Committee member and as a 4H Leader for archery.

Jason Hatfield, PLS

Jason has been working in the field of land surveying since 2002, and was licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in 2007. Jason holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Forest Resources Technology from C.O.C.C. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University. He began his surveying career with the John Day office of the firm Bagett, Griffith and Blackman, Inc., and left the company in 2005. From 2005 to 2006 he worked for the Washington Department of Natural Resources as a Forest Engineer. In 2006 he returned to his former position with Bagett, Griffith and Blackman, and remained with the company until the purchase of the John Day and Baker City offices in January of 2009. Jason is a member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon and the Council on Forest Engineering.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys hunting, shooting, hiking, camping, skiing and spending time with his wife Sarah and their two sons Eithen and Brandon. Jason has served on the advisory committee for Central Oregon Community College’s Forestry program, was a member of the Geomatics search committee for the Forest Engineering Department at O.S.U. and serves as a Councilman on the Canyon City Council.
  • Water Rights

  • Topographic Surveys

  • Boundary Surveys, including:
    • Property Boundary

    • Cadastral Surveys

    • Property Line Adjustments

    • Land Partitions

    • Subdivisions

    • Boundary by Agreement

  • Right of Way Surveys

  • Mortgage Surveys

  • Construction Surveys

  • Flood Elevation Surveys

  • Legal Descriptions

  • Deed Research

  • Easements
Read about Grant County
Surveys and Tax Lots
Grant CountyThe County Surveyor's site publishes over 20,000 original surveys - from the 1860s to the present - along with links to the Oregon Dept. of Revenue's assigned tax lot maps.

Find properties, plat maps, subdivisions and corners easily and quickly by township, range and section.