CITY OF SAN DIEGO TIE POINTS

Of all the unique documents on file with the city, perhaps the most valuable and important documents are the city “tie point surveys.”  These were principally produced in the 1930’s as a WPA project and in the older sections of the city, they are the best available evidence as to the location of controlling monuments, most of which are composed of lead plugs set in a drill hole in the sidewalk, centered with a small brass nail.  Over time, these have been replaced or updated with conventional brass discs set by the city engineer.  For additional information on city tie points, see a report prepared by former city Land Surveyor Les Carter.

If you are working anywhere in the City of San Diego, you should strongly consider these tie point sheets as they typically depict the primary survey control for many sections of San Diego including La Jolla, Old Town, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Downtown San Diego, Normal Heights, North Park, South Park, East San Diego, and various tracts and subdivisions located along El Cajon Blvd. and University Avenue.

To order a copy of a City of San Diego Tie Point Sheet, please download the kml file at which allows you to view the tie point sheets, georeferenced in Google Earth at Google kml file.  Type in the address for the property you are researching and click the red shape.  A tiepoints number will appear.  Send this number to orders@tiepoints.com and we will send you a high resolution copy of this sheet.

 

The fee for this service is $75 for the first sheet and $25 for adjacent sheets for a maximum of five sheets.  Please make a check payable to “Pallamary & Associates” and send it to:

 

Pallamary & Associates

7755 Fay Avenue

Suite J

La Jolla, CA 92037

Att: Tie Points

THIS IS WHAT THE GOOGLE IMAGE LOOKS LIKE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*********************************************************************************************

 

AN EXAMPLE OF A TIE POINT SHEET IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO—NOTICE THE INTRICATE DETAILS AND DIMENSIONS.  BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANY SURVEY, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT THE CITY TIE POINT SHEETS.