Government-Survey System Law and Legal Definition

Government-survey system refers to a land survey system. It is used to describe land. The U.S. Government-survey system divides the U.S. into checks or tracts of ground, which are further broken down into smaller descriptions, such as metes and bounds. In Hobbs v. Woodward, 203 So. 2d 659 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2d Dist. 1967), the court held that surveys, either private or governmental, are ordinarily made according to the U.S. government survey system.