icon Land Surveying Services

  • Platting and Land Division
  • High-Resolution Unmanned Aerial Mapping
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Site Utility / Topography Survey
  • Construction Layout and As-Builts
  • Parcel-line Adjustment Surveys
  • Corner Location
  • Legal Description Review
  • GPS / GIS Mapping
  • Site Plans
  • Mining Reclamation Plans

Embracing the latest technologies as well as traditional survey and mapping techniques, our surveyors are experts in land use codes and development ordinances, and have assisted numerous land owners through agency application processes.

BDC is one of the only fully licensed and certified drone operators in the Columbia Gorge region with expertise in topographical mapping techniques necessary for legal-use regulations in both Washington and Oregon. Our drone operators are licensed and certified as Remote Airmen, and operate in full compliance with FAA regulations, as well as local and regional requirements to safely operate airborne survey projects.

We invite our clients to come and learn about our "Three Rules of Aerial Mapping". It is very important that the aerial surveyor you choose is safe, legal, and professional - call us today to talk about your aerial mapping needs!

We are well versed in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Use regulations, Mining Reclamation Plans, Zoning reclassifications, SEPA Checklists and Ordinary High Water Delineation requirements.

A land parcel legal description is not easy to interpret, and even more difficult to prepare. BDC is especially talented in legal description preparation and review: Municipalities, law firms, and land owners all utilize the Bell Design survey department for assistance in descriptions for easements, covenants, boundaries, right-of-ways, and dedications.

Bell Design Company realizes that not every project has the same topography, environment or level of precision. We utilize numerous levels of technology - such as centimeter accuracy GPS, mapping-grade GPS, and robotic prismless data collection, as well as conventional level and total stations. Every project requires different equipment in order to meet the project's individual goals, as well as a fully customized and unique mapping technique. We provide the collected data in numerous formats ranging from paper maps to electronic PDF’s, as well as CAD and GIS formats.

The Bell Design Company's survey department can provide your project with all of your survey data in any format, from a simple sketch to an elaborate 3D rendering.

Contact us today to discuss your latest survey projects!


Located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, we service the metro Portland area, as well as much of Washington and Oregon. Stop on by or give us a call! Our business hours are 8:00AM-5:00PM

icon 1 900 West Steuben, PO Box 308, Bingen, WA, 98605

icon 2 509-493-3886 or FAX 509-493-3885

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  • D&B DUNS Number: 961811833
  • CAGE Number: 4CMF8

  • NAICS Primary Code: 541330

  • Bell Design Company is a civil engineering company with 20 years experience in the Portland metro area, and also servicing the Columbia River Gorge. We provide planning, design and permitting consultation for all sizes of company. We also use advanced surveying techniques, CAD modeling, Hydraulic Modeling, GIS and GPS surveying and mapping for all of our projects. We do Structural Analysis, Structural Design, Gravity and Lateral Design and Code Review, Bridge Design & Evaluation, Foundation Design, Retaining Wall Design, Seismic Retrofits, Failure Investigations, Peer Reviews, Agency Reviews, Water or sewer or Storm Analysis, Water and Sewer and Storm Master Plans, Water and Sewer and Storm Design, On-Site Septic Design, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling, Surge Analysis, Scour Analysis, Flood Elevation Studies. We are also a Oregon Certified Water Rights Examiner. We perform Public and Private Road Design, commercial and municipal, Plat and Subdivision Roads, Site Design and Site Plans, Drainage Plans, Horizontal and Vertical Curves, Pavement Design, Guardrail & Appurtenances, Storm Water Facilities, Falsework, Formwork, Cost Estimating, Contract Management, Construction Inspection, Project Start-up & Close Out, Safety, Quality and Work Plans, Delay and Comp Claims, CPM Scheduling, O&M Manuals, Change Order Management, Progress Payment Verification, Land Divisions and Adjustments, Topographical Mapping,ALTA Surveys, Boundary and Legal Surveys, As-built Surveys, Construction Layout & Staking, Corner Location, GPS and GIS Surveys or Mapping, Mining Reclamation Plans, Site Plans, Legal Description Prep and Review. We also provide AutoCAD Services, CAD Standards Development, As Built Updates, Geotechnical Investigations, Erosion and Sediment Control, Lab Services & Field Testing, Shallow Foundations, Deep Foundations, Braced Cuts and Sheet Pile Design, Soil & Ground Modifications, Slope Stabilization and Slope Analysis. We provide all Environmental Consulting and Training, Material & Waste Recycling, Remediation Design, Reclamation Design, Permitting & Planning, Compliance & Monitoring, Pollution Prevention and control for your project. Bell Design Company is the Civil Engineering and land survey company of choice for SE Washington State, Portland Metro, Hood River, Stevenson, the Dalles, Goldendale, Trout Lake, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, and Oregon State. We service the PDX, SEA and Bend DMAs and honor all government, federal, municipal, state and regional contracts on time and under budget. We specialize in land surveying and real estate survey services, GIS, GPS mapping and other specialty mapping applications for your next project! We use Google maps API, GEOJSON, specialty javascript and jquery coding for custom maps and real property mapping, CAD and 3D modeling software including Terramodel and AutoCAD. We are the premiere land survey company in the Portland and PDX metro areas including the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, White Salmon, Bingen, the Dalles, Eastern Washington, Vancouver, Kennewick, Yakima, Troutdale, Gresham, all the way to Bend, Oregon.