Cadastral Survey

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A Cadastral Survey is defined as a study, investigation, and evaluation of major factors affecting and influencing the location of the boundaries and ownership lines, this may include rights-of-way and easements within or surrounding a certain lot, parcel or quantity of real estate. Such study and evaluation will culminate in the deliberate location or relocation on the ground of the perimeters, division lines, or boundaries and the determination of area on the certain lot, parcel or quantity or real estate. A Cadastral Survey is not for title insuring purposes, but is suitable for most any other purpose. This survey will not normally locate improvements, rights of way, or easements within the surveyed site unless requested by the client or where such items appear to the surveyor in his professional judgement to indicate an encumbrance on the real estate. The practice of locating land boundaries requires the expert skill of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor well-versed in the science and art of boundary law and long-practiced in the mechanics of measuring and computing values pertaining to such surveys.

The purpose of a Cadastral Survey is to establish or reestablish on the ground the physical or theoretical location and extent of real property lines, political boundaries, or lines defining the perimeters of public or private ownership. This includes exteriors or centerlines of record easements, and the evidence indicating the possibility of prescriptive or limitation rights. A Cadastral Survey is a means of marking such lines or boundaries for definition and identification. Thereby it uniquely locates each plot, parcel, lot, or other specific land area in relation to well-recognized and established points of reference, adjoining properties and rights of way.

Cadastral Surveys may include, but are not limited to the proper location, monumentation, description, or platting of the following real estate:

  • Residential, commercial, and industrial lots, tracts, plots, blocks, sites or subdivisions.
  • Acreage tracts for home sites, farms and ranches.
  • Investment or commercial lands for production of timber, crops, livestock, oil, gas, coal, or quarries, mines, or other excavations.
  • Public properties such as parks, beaches, lakes, roads, streets, waterways, highways, and building sites.
  • Leases for commercial, agricultural, or industrial purposes.
  • Improved properties for the purpose of locating buildings, utilities or other facilities in relation to the property lines.

For more information on Cadastral Surveying, please email us or call 806.359.9648.