Frequently Asked Questions
Investing in your property by knowing and marking your boundaries is a good idea, especially to avoid any future conflicts regarding the use of your land. Make sure you have a land survey completed before:
- You sell your home or land
- You buy your home or land
- Land is divided by a will
- You develop or subdivide your land
- You construct a building, fence or other improvements
- A boundary line dispute arises
The cost of a land survey is dependent on several different factors:
- Previously recorded deeds and Surveys
- Size of the property
- Type of survey being done
- Purpose of the survey
- Number and size of improvements on the property
- Terrain of the property
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- The scope of what you are needing done
- Address & phone number
- Are you on any time constraints?
- Any information about disagreements over the location of boundaries of the land
- The abstract and title option if available or if required by the land surveyor
Land surveying can be thought of as the science of taking big measurements. In short it is the use of geometry to measure angles and alignments. Local surveyors use survey equipment to gather data can be used to help with construction projects, land development & creating accurate maps.
Only a licensed professional land surveyor may provide a legal land survey and create or modify boundaries or easements. Professionals must be licensed through the state the property is located in. Oregon Surveyors are licensed through the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS). For more information on OSBEELS go to oregon.gov/OSBEELS.
The on-site survey is only a small part of the complete land survey. Before a crew can head to the field, a research of the property, and if possible, the adjoining property is required. After the research and on-site surveying, further work may be required depending on the job. Accurate surveys require well prepared mapping.
To accurately locate a property, a surveyor may have to spread their search out a few parcels either way in order to collect enough boundary evidence and data to accurately establish the property boundaries. Many times, a property is tied into adjoining properties and the location of the boundaries of adjoining properties are needed to determine the subject property boundaries.