Here are frequently asked questions about land surveying. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

How do I know if I need a survey?
This question can best be answered best by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Do I know where the boundaries of my property are?
  • Is there any encroachment onto my property that could ultimately lead
    to the loss of a portion of my land by adverse possession?
  • Are the buildings on my land entirely within the boundaries of my property?

Are you currently or have you recently purchased property using only a mortgage loan inspection?
If so, be aware this is not a certificate of survey. You should not depend on a mortgage loan inspection to determine your actual boundary line locations.

What will a surveyor do for me?
There are many things a surveyor can do, including:

  • Study your property description and show you what, in his/her professional opinion, the records and facts indicate the boundaries of your land to be.
  • Survey your property, and adjacent property, if necessary to complete his/her work.
  • Advise you if there is any defect in your land description or evidence of encroachment.
  • Set monuments at your property corners and mark them so they can be easily found. A record of this work will be filed at our office for future reference.
  • Prepare a certificate of survey of your property, indicating the measurements he/she has made, the monuments placed, and any other data requested.

How much will a survey cost?
Land surveying cost is dependent upon many factors, such as the type of surveying required, weather conditions, the availability of existing records and monuments, the type of terrain, and the surveyor’s familiarity and knowledge of the area.

Competitive bidding for the lowest cost does not necessarily assure the best interest of either the client or the land surveyor.