Services: Perimeter Boundary Surveys

perimeter boundary surveyPerimeter Boundary Surveys are performed when a property owner is interested in establishing the boundaries of a piece of land with relationship to existing natural features and man-made structures that lie near the property boundaries. A Perimeter Boundary Survey Map displays all man-made structures, natural features, and recorded easements within 10 feet of the property boundary lines. In addition, the land surveyor performs sufficient work to render a professional opinion as to where the property boundaries are. Any boundary line discrepancies with adjoining properties that exist would be disclosed during the course of a Perimeter Boundary Survey. In some cases, extensive town hall records research is required to establish the location of these boundaries. Perimeter Boundary Surveys differ from Property surveys in that they only show existing natural features, man-made structures, and easements of a site within 10 feet of a property line, where a Property survey shows all existing natural features, man-made structures, and easements within a property. A Perimeter Boundary Survey Map can typically be prepared at a variable cost reduction as compared to a full Property Survey and under certain circumstances can be used for land conveyances following consultation and approval by legal counsel.

In many cases, property corner marking and property line staking cannot be provided until a current survey of the property is performed. In addition, a preliminary investigation of the subject property must be made in order to determine the validity of all existing property lines from the map used to generate them. Relying on another surveyor’s map to stake property lines can be risky and may result in a boundary dispute with your neighbor. This point is made because there are actually many defective survey maps recorded within a municipality’s local records. A thorough evaluation of field locations and records research is always recommended and should always be made prior to the setting of any physical boundary markers or stakes. It is also recommended that a Perimeter Boundary Survey Map or Property Survey Map, that is suitable for filing at the local land records office, be created by the land surveyor once the subject property is surveyed and property lines are clearly established. Once this map is created, it should then be filed at the local land records office to serve notice to the public, as well as, other land surveyors that your property boundaries have been both mapped and staked.

The experienced and knowledgeable land surveying staff of Arthur H. Howland & Associates, P.C. has a great reputation for performing accurate and detailed Perimeter Boundary Surveys. Contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we can help you determine if a Perimeter Boundary Survey is right for you.

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