Surveying

Ralph H. Whisler III, P.L.S., County Surveyor

Email: rwhisler@highlandsfl.gov
505 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Fl 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6877


The Survey Division of the County’s Engineering Department performs many functions and works closely with all of the other departments to provide them with land data specific to their needs. We particularly determine the limit between public and private ownership in the mapping of road rights-of-way and other county owned lands. We also perform several other types of surveying which include boundary, topographic, hydrographic, volumetric, route surveys, construction layout and record or “as-built” surveys. We also are responsible to create legal descriptions for new parcels being created, review legal descriptions and plats prepared by others for recording and conduct driveway inspections. A few of our larger, more recent projects that you may be familiar with include the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Facility in downtown Sebring, Tangerine Avenue in Lake Placid and Phase III of the Sebring Parkway which is soon to be completed. Our division currently consists of a professional land surveyor and mapper, a survey party chief and two survey technicians. Between the four of us, we have a combined 85 years of local land surveying experience.