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Do I Need a Land Surveyor?

Professional Land Surveyors are the people who practice Land Surveying.

Let’s answer the question, why get a survey?

Why get a survey? For any of the following reasons:

  • So that you can see exactly what you are buying or selling on your property.
  • To know the exact property line measurements and the precise locations of all structures, fences, or driveways related to those property lines.
  • To be able to put up a fence on your property in the correct location.
  • To make sure the building you’re constructing is on the lot, within the setback lines, and not encroaching on any easement lines.

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(While technically not a survey, these tasks are commonly done by a Land Surveyor)

Typically a land surveyor must have a college degree in surveying or a closely related field to surveying. After successfully passing this test, and working under another licensed surveyor for two to six years of on the job training, he or she may then qualify to sit for the eight (8) hour “professional” exam.

A survey drawing shows each property line with its distance and bearing, what marks the property corners, the improvements on the property, encroachments, easements, etc. Below are some common terms which surveyors use to reference various items that can effect your survey.

Definition of Keywords:

  • Bearings
    Defines direction based on the four cardinal directions (north, south, east & west). The most common method today is to use bearings and distances.For example N 24°15? E is a line that runs in a direction of 24°15? toward the east from the due north direction, or in a direction that is 24°15? clockwise from the due north direction.
  • Easement
    The privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another persons land as a right of way to your own land.
  • Encroachment
    To intrude unrightfully on someone else’s rights or territory.
  • Floodplain –
    Floodplain or flood plain is the land area adjacent to a river, stream, lake, or other body of water that is subject to flooding.
  • Onsite Septic System –
    An onsite septic system is used in rural areas to dispose of household sewage. It may occasionally contain an additional treatment system which “treats” the effluent to a higher level than the septic tank.
  • Parcel
    A parcel of land is some defined amount of land defined by certain boundaries.
  • Setback Lines
    The distance from the property line or other established line within which no buildings may be constructed.

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Posted December 30, 2013