Roles & Objectives

The main functions of the Survey and Mapping Department are as follows:

  • To comment on applications for title over crown land, providing details on the location, size, availability and title history.
  • To execute approved Crown Land Surveys (cadastral, engineering and topographic).
  • To receive, validate and maintain cadastral survey records for such surveys carried out by a Government or private land surveyors (Authorized Land Surveyors) in accordance with the Land Survey Regulations, the Land Survey Ordinance and the Director of Survey’s Guidance Notes.
  • To maintain a record of all cadastral surveys carried out within the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to support land registration.
  • To maintain the TCI’s cadaster and the Land Registry’s Index Map
  • To create maps, plans and charts for Government Departments/ Agencies and/ or for sale to the general public, including landowners, developers and investors.
  • To establish and maintain a national Continuously Operating Reference System (CORS) network to support land, air and sea surveys within the TCI.
  • To assist the Registrar of Lands, the Crown Land Unit and the Attorneys General’s Chambers in investigating and resolving boundary disputes.
  • To ensure adherence to the professional code of conduct among all persons engaged in land survey activities within the TCI.
  • To provide technical and professional advice on land and land-related matters to the Attorney General and his/her Chambers, the Crown Land Unit and officials of other government departments and agencies.
  • To provide technical assistance and advice on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to the Attorney General and his/her Chambers, the Crown Land Unit and officials of other government departments and agencies.