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American Land Surveying: Areas of Service - Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, & other counties and states by request
Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark,
Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin,
Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor,
Trempealeau, Washburn, & other
counties and states by request

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What is a Land Boundary Survey?
This type of survey is made in order to recover boundary lines of an existing parcel of land according to a valid legal description, or to create a new boundary.

When should you have your property surveyed?
  • When buying land, to protect the investment you are about to make.
  • When selling land, to insure that you are selling just that part intended.
  • When land is not clearly defined by a plat or legal description.
  • Before land is divided by a deed, a will, or by a court.
  • When a lending agency requires a survey, for mortgage purposes.
  • Before a building, house, or fence is built close to an indefinite property line.
  • When purchasing title insurance.
  • When a line or corner location is unknown or in dispute.
How much will a survey cost?
The following factors help determine the final cost of a survey.
  • The type of survey, personnel, and the equipment required.
  • The amount of courthouse research required.
  • The number of unknown property corners.
  • The existence of building, fences, and other improvements.
  • The clarity/vagueness of the legal description.
  • The amount of land involved.
  • The nature of the terrain.
  • The accessibility of the land and the amount of vegetation on it.
  • Disputes over property lines.
  • Cost of the materials required to complete the survey.
What can a Land Surveyor do for me?
  • Advise you whether or not you need a survey.
  • Find your property corners and mark them properly.
  • Establish new property lines.
  • Make topographic contour maps and determine elevations.
  • Locate improvements, encroachments, and evidence of possession.
  • Advise and cooperate with your attorney, title insurance company, broker, engineer, or architect.
  • Appear in court as an expert witness in a lawsuit.
That information does the land surveyor require?
  • The exact purpose of the survey.
  • A legal description of your property or the document number of where it is recorded at the Register of Deeds Office.
  • A brief history of ownership and past conveyances, abstracts, or title opinions.
  • Any information regarding disagreements over the location of property corners or lines.
  • An agreement as to who is to pay the cost of the survey, and when.
  • A copy of title examination notes.
  • A copy of easements (both recorded and unrecorded) that affect your property.
What will you receive from the land surveyor?
  • A copy of the survey/plat with a certificate of survey.
  • A legal description of the survey that can be used in the preparation of a deed.
Tips for the responsible land owner.
  • Check with the State of Wisconsin...Has your land surveyor been reprimanded for acts unbecoming of a Registered Land Surveyor?
  • Make sure your land surveyor has set all corner as indicated on the map/plat.
  • Inspect your property lines occasionally.
  • Allow adequate time to research and plan your project by contacting the land surveyor well before the survey is needed.
  • The services of a Registered Land Surveyor will cost you less time and money that the cost of moving a fence, building, or a dispute with a neighbor.
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