A land survey is
a survey made in order to locate or re-establish the boundary line(s)
of a tract or parcel of land, to mark all corners, to calculate the
acreage, or to secure data for a description. It may also include subdividing
or platting land into lots, streets, etc., or determining the topography
and physical characteristics of land, or the location of buildings or
other structures on the land.
A survey locates
on the ground the land your deed describes.
You normally should
have your land surveyed:
- Before you purchase
it, to be sure the "deed" describes and conveys the land
you are expecting to purchase.
- If you are required
to furnish a survey of your property when you borrow money on it.
- Whenever you
believe someone is encroaching on your property.
- Before dividing
any parcel of land for sale.
- Prior to construction
/ improvement projects (additions, garages, out-buildings, fences,
septic systems, tree and shrub plantings, etc
- When you sell
any tract of land which has been previously surveyed and the plat
- When your attorney
- When "flood
plain" and "flood fringe" areas need to be determined.