The Tribal Surveying Office is part of the Realty Service Office. Like the Realty Service Office, the Surveying Program is not defined in the Cherokee Code. It was created by administrative action to provide a mechanism for the tribe to survey and identify possessory holdings. These tasks used to be performed by the BIA, but the BIA has determined that those tasks are not part of the agency’s trust responsibilities to the Tribe , and therefore the BIA does not perform these tasks any longer. At this time, Tribal Surveying has one licensed surveyor.
As of September 30,2018, the manager of the Tribal Surveying Office is David Wyatt.