Historical Records

The Black Hawk County Engineer's Office provides a listing of Surveying and Engineering related documents available online. The documents can be found on the Engineer's Office FTP website linked below.

Open FTP Website

Available Documents

  • Land Corner Certificates, Engineering Department copies.
  • Land Corner Field Books (Red Dot Books), pre 1996 department Land Corner ties.
  • County Engineer's Office Field Books & Field Book Index
  • WPA Surveys, Works Progress Administration surveys of late 1930s and early 1940s.
  • GPS Network data, including Station Ties and Photos, NA2011
  • County Surveyor records from 1855 - 1931
  • Iowa Department of Transportation Corner Stone Surveys, as available.
  • Road Establishment book and original Right-of-Way dedication, Engineer Department Book only.
  • Historical Aerials, 1941, 1964 & 1979

Contact Us


Please contact our office at 319-833-3008, or contact the Engineer's Office for further information or with any questions.