Boundary Survey

After being provided with a current legal description of the subject property, a professional land surveyor researches title information and reviews deed information of adjoining properties.

A thorough effort is made to recover monuments in the field, oftentimes including public land monuments (e.g. "section corners", "quarter corners") not necessarily adjacent to the subject property. Precise field measurements are made, field data calculated, and property corner positions determined by careful analysis.

Frequently, legal descriptions of the subject and adjacent properties are in conflict with field measurements. The professional land surveyor documents these conflicts and prepares a detailed plat of the property boundary, setting the necessary property corner monuments in the field.

If the land surveyor has been provided with the appropriate title information, the land survey plat will also show the position of easements, rights-of-way and other encumbrances affecting the subject property. A land survey plat does not document improvements on the subject property, except where they are adjacent to the property lines.

A scaled diagram, stamped by a licensed Wisconsin Surveyor, that delineates the form, size and location of a parcel of land, shows the shape, position and dimensions of all existing structures on the parcel, includes the names of adjoining streets and the location of the survey monuments or stakes, and contains the legal description of the parcel.