Q3: What work is involved in a boundary survey?

A boundary survey is the combination of:

  • research of the public records
  • field investigation to find evidence of boundary monumentation and occupation of the subject and adjacent tracts
  • measurement of the evidence found
  • mathematical comparison of the evidence to the public record
  • application of boundary law when the evidence does not match the public record
  • further research and field investigation due to discrepancies with the public record
  • setting monumentation when required
  • preparation of a drawing, called a plat, depicting the final construction of the boundary
  • preparation of a written legal description often incorporated into the deed and recorded into the public records