Services: Property Line Delineation & Layout

picture of lot cornerWhether you are looking to begin construction on a piece of property or are simply interested in knowing the limits of your property, it is extremely important to have the boundary lines of a property clearly marked in the field to avoid property disputes. Typically, property corners are marked by iron pins, iron pipes, or drill holes set in rock. Sometimes, however, these property corner markers may be moved, removed, lost, or buried over time. Other times, the distance between property corners may be too great or may become overgrown so that it is difficult to determine exactly where a property line exists. In these instances, it may be necessary to have a land surveyor mark out property corners and/ or provide staking (at a desired interval) along a property line to clearly delineate the limits of a property.

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 Property Survey Map or Perimeter Boundary 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 land surveying office and field staff of Arthur H. Howland & Associates, P.C. has a great deal of experience in determining and marking property lines in an accurate and timely manner. We understand how important having clearly marked property lines and corners can be to a property owner or contractor performing construction activities. If you are interested in having property corners and lines marked, contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we can personally discuss the process with you.

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