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Boundary Surveys

There are two types of boundary surveys. The first is a retracement of an existing parcel. This type of boundary survey involves the interpretation of the property deed or previous survey and re-establishes the boundary lines on the ground. The practice of locating boundaries is neither a purely legal, nor a purely scientific process. The retracement surveyor needs to use his knowledge, combined with skills in research and investigation, in order “follow in the footsteps” of the original surveyor of the property. A boundary survey typically involves the setting or restoration of monuments or markers at the corners or along the lines of the parcel. These are often in the form of steel rods, pipes, or concrete monuments in the ground, as well as nails set in concrete or asphalt. Boss Engineering has the expertise necessary to accurately perform your retracement survey.

The second type of boundary survey is the land division, sometime referred to as a parcel split. This is a method of dividing the property into smaller parcels for development purposes and is regulated by the state and local municipalities. The land division process varies amongst local municipalities; however, most involve submitting a preliminary sketch that shows the boundary, site features, proposed divisions, and zoning information. Following approval, the new parcel corners are set, the survey is finalized to comply with Public Act 132 of 1970, as amended, and the survey is recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. Boss Engineering is your land division expert.

Boss Engineering is your source for reliable and accurate boundary surveys. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.