A person who practices professional land surveying and is currently registered with the state board. Registration is earned with years of education and experience, and the passing of licensing exams. A Licensed Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service, and this service must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and codes established by the state, county, local government and professional societies.
A land survey locates, describes, marks and maps the boundaries and corners of a parcel of land. It also may include topographic mapping of the parcel and mapping of buildings or other improvements on the parcel.
Any natural or artificial separation marking the border of adjacent properties. A river is an example of a natural boundary. An artificial separation are those created by the Public Land Survey System, subdivisions or deeds.
Most are created by written documents (such as warranty or quit claim deeds) that contain specific descriptions. Property rights also may be established by unwritten means, such as long-time physical occupation of the land. MMS Consultants will research these factors and how they affect the boundaries of your property.
Explain why you want the survey, and the surveyor will then advise you on the standards and type of survey required. Be sure to give the surveyor a description of the property, along with any other information or documents you have regarding the parcel. These would include abstracts of title, title reports, previous survey reports and maps, and the location of any corner markers, or monuments.
MMS Consultant’s surveying fees are based on the anticipated difficulty of the project and time required to complete it. Be aware that in many situations, we cannot predict the amount of work that will be required to cover necessary monuments, restore lost or obliterated corners, research city and county records, collect field data, complete calculations, and prepare descriptions and maps. These steps must all be completed to establish property corners and create the final map.
One of the most uncertain and costly parts of the survey is the recovery of monuments. Careless treatment and destruction of survey monuments over time adds time and cost to modern surveys.
Competitive bidding for the lowest price does not necessarily protect the interests of the landowner, public or Licensed Land Surveyor. Consider the competency, reputation, education and experience of several surveyors before hiring.
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