Survey Manual

The purpose of the CDOT Survey Manual is to define the minimum specifications that shall be followed while performing surveys for CDOT in order to secure an optimum degree of statewide uniformity, to establish and maintain survey standards, and to improve the overall efficiency of CDOT’s survey functions. This manual is not intended as a textbook on surveying, rather it provides a reference source for statewide surveying policies, procedures, and information. There are 8 chapters available and focus on related requirements for working on CDOT projects. CHAPTER 9 is no longer updated. Please see the CADD development resources. The Survey Manual is currently being re-formatted and only a few Chapters are available at this time. For a complete copy of the 2021 CDOT Survey Manual, please contact me or your Region Survey coordinator.