The Surveying Department of the Engineering Division of Public works consists of a 3-man crew that performs mainly design surveys for a variety of engineering projects.In addition, they are responsible for maintaining the Kingsport Geodetic Reference Network, monitoring remaining capacity at the Kingsport Demolition Landfill, Right-of-Way locations for Property Maintenance, and various surveys for other City departments as needed.They have a combined surveying experience of 46 years.

Survey Crew (from left to right)

Lawrence Emmert – Survey Supervisor, Daniel Lawson – Instrument Operator, Kevin Skelton – Party Chief


Surveying Supervisor:            Lawrence Emmert

Office Location:  1644 Fort Henry Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37664

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:30 – 4:00
Email: LawrenceEmmert@kingsporttn.gov
Phone: (423) 229-2418
Fax: (423) 224-2634


Surveying Party Chief:                    Kevin Skelton  

Office Location:

1644 Fort Henry Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37664

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:30 – 4:00
Email: KevinSkelton@kingsporttn.gov
Phone: (423 )224-2725
Fax: (423) 224-2634


Surveying Instrument Operator:  Daniel Lawson

Office Location:

1644 Fort Henry Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37664

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:30 – 4:00
Phone: (423) 224-2758
Fax: (423) 224-2634