Direct supervision of Cadastral Surveying

The cantons are responsible for the operational management of the cadastral survey. Six cantons plus the Principality of Liechtenstein have delegated this task to a federal authority, namely the Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying, and are therefore subject to direct supervision.

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The operational management of the cadastral survey is the responsibility of the cantons: they plan and manage the various operations and define the specific standards for their own cantonal purposes. They verify and approve their cadastral surveying activities in order to give them an official stamp. The documents then become legally binding in accordance with the provisions of the Swiss Civil Code.

Twenty cantons use their own agency for the management of their cadastral survey.

The cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Glarus, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Uri, plus the Principality of Liechtenstein, have delegated their operational management to the Federal Directorate for Cadastral Surveying, which means that the latter assumes responsibility for the associated tasks under the direction of a licensed surveyor.


Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
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3084 Wabern
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+41 58 469 01 11

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Relevant authority

Geodesy and Federal Directorate of Cadastral Surveying
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
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