Survey Department is headed by the Surveyor-General and assisted by three (3) Assistant Surveyor-Generals who coordinate programme implementation of the three sections of the department namely:
Mapping Services Branch- This branch deals with national mapping and has the responsibility of developing and managing geo-information for the purpose of providing spatial information to the general public for diverse planning and developmental needs;
Survey Services Branch- The role of this branch is to advance the National Survey Control Network and to maintain and improve it, as surveying technologies evolve. The section is charged with a duty to secure and keep in good order all records of permanent control stations across the country. It is also responsible for surveying and maintaining of our International boundaries. The Branch has a field survey section whose functions are to plan, co-ordinate and carry out control surveys for the establishment, extension and maintenance of the National Geodetic Network; and
Cadastral Services Branch- This branch is responsible for Cadastral surveys and maintenance of survey records, compilation of property index maps, examination and processing of survey records. The branch now has regional offices in all the nine (9) provinces unlike before.
The department also coordinate survey activities through Survey Control Board established under Section 6 of the Land Survey Act CAP. 188 of the Laws of Zambia.