FREQUENLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why do I need a land survey?

A: You need a survey to find out the boundaries or features of your land.

Q: When do I need a survey?

A: If you are building, developing or need to satisfy local code or building requirements you need a licensed survey. Surveys are also necessary if there is a dispute over land because one or both parties did not know where the boundary lines are.

Q: How much will it cost?

A: The price of each survey varies depending on the scope of the project, length of time it will take to complete as well as any other unique factors that come with the job. At Dale Rosicky Land Surveying LLC, we quote fair and reasonable prices to each of our clients.

Q: How long does the process take?

A: The length of each survey also varies; however, our team will include their best estimate on when it will be completed during the free initial consolation.

Q: Isn't my property already surveyed?

A: Not necessarily. Laws, ordinances, customs and requirements differ on whether you can build or sell your land without a survey.

Q: Is it rare to see encroachment over a property line?

A: Encroachment is actually quite common and something surveyors see all the time. This costly mistake can be easily avoided through a survey by a registered land surveyor.

Q: Is all land surveyed or should I trust the previous owner to have surveyed my lot?

A: Don’t assume that all land or more specifically, your lot is surveyed. The only way to know for sure is by having your lot surveyed and registered with the county.

Q: Do I need to provide the land surveyor with anything to complete the job?

A: You should be able to furnish the surveyor with a legal description, current title or policy in regards to the parcel of land you want surveyed. The surveyor will locate the property on the ground, marking the corners with lot markers and provide you with a record of the survey map showing the results of the survey.

Q: What should I look for in my surveyor?

A: A land surveyor is an integral part of any professional team used to purchase or sell land. They should not be selected on price alone. Instead, assess their years of experience, competency and ability to explain things to you clearly in the initial consultation. When clear expectations are established on both sides there will be fewer, if any, surprises at the end.

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