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These few general questions and answers are just a start to providing you with what you need to know. We invite you to contact us anytime for an in-depth discussion of your specific surveying questions or concerns.

When is a land survey required?

A land survey may be required for any number of situations, including:

• When you buy land to protect your investment and ensure boundaries

• When you sell land, so you only sell the intended part of the property

• When land isn’t clearly defined by a plat or description

• Before land is divided by deed, will or court order

• When required by a lending institution

• Before constructing improvements near a property line

• When a parcel of land comes from a larger tract

• When purchasing title insurance

• When a property line or corner location is disputed or unknown

• When purchasing flood insurance

• When applying for a permit at the city or county

What does a land survey cost?

Survey costs vary and may be determined by many factors including:

     • The type of land being surveyed

     • People and equipment required to do the survey

     • Property accessibility 

     • Fences, buildings or other structures on the property

     • Terrain and vegetation

     • The type of land being surveyed

     • Seasonal and weather factors

     • Size and shape of the area to be surveyed

     • Type and clarity of descriptions

     • Number of unknown corners

     • Property line disputes

What services can a professional land surveyor provide?

The pros at Eagle Surveying can do many things for you, including:

• Examine deeds or plats for your property and the adjacent land to identify property boundaries

• Identify and mark property corners and boundary lines

• Conduct the appropriate type of survey or services

• Locate buildings, fences, rights of way, easements, and encroachments

• Work with your title insurer, realtor, broker, banker, engineer, or architect

Should I supply anything before a survey is conducted?

Definitely. You can save time, money and hassle for you and the Eagle team by supplying
information and documents like these beforehand:

• Purpose of the survey

• A brief history of ownership and previous conveyances

• A copy of the deed, or the book and page number where the deed is recorded

• Subdivision Plat

• The location of any corners and property lines and related disagreements, if any

• Names and addresses of adjacent landowners

• A copy of all title examination notes

It’s also very helpful if you can visit the site with your surveyor. Finally, be sure to agree on who’s responsible for payment, the estimated costs and payment terms.