Property line surveying services to all of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota
Compass Land Surveying can survey an area, create a property line map, and submit the information to local government agencies. This process allows local governments to establish zoning laws and other regulations that protect their citizens’ safety and privacy rights. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the property lines and real estate laws of the area you’re buying in. When it’s time to make an offer, having a map showing where your property stops and your neighbor’s begins can help ensure that what you think is yours, really is! A boundary line survey can determine the exact location of property lines and identify any encroachments, such as buildings, fence lines, or trees.
A Comprehensive Guide To Land Surveys: When You Need One & How It’s Done
A land surveyor at Compass Consultants is professionally trained in conducting land surveys. We will first carry out a detailed analysis of the land in question, and then use this information to produce a Certificate of Survey or map of the land. This plan will show the boundaries of the land, as well as any features that may be of importance, such as buildings, roads, or rivers.
What is a land survey?
A land survey is a process whereby the boundaries of a piece of land are determined and marked. This can be done for a number of reasons, such as to establish ownership, to aid in construction or development, or to settle a boundary dispute. A land surveyor is a professional who is trained in conducting land surveys. The land surveyor will first carry out a detailed analysis of the land in question, and then use this information to produce a Certificate of Survey or map of the land. This plan will show the boundaries of the land, as well as any features that may be of importance, such as buildings, roads, or rivers.
When do you need a land survey?
There are a number of reasons why you might need to have a land survey conducted. If you are buying a piece of land, you will need to have a land survey conducted in order to determine the boundaries of the land. This is important so that you know exactly what you are buying, and so that there can be no disputes later on. If you are planning to carry out any construction work on your land, you will also need to have a land survey conducted. This is because the construction workers will need to know the exact boundaries of the land so that they do not unintentionally damage any neighboring properties. Land surveys can also be used to settle boundary disputes. If you have a disagreement with your neighbor over where the boundary between your two properties lies, a land survey can be used to determine the exact location of the boundary.
Make sure you have a land survey completed before:
You sell your home or land
You buy your home or land
A will or testament divides the land
You develop or subdivide your land
You construct a building, fence or other improvements
A boundary line dispute arises
How is a land survey conducted?
The surveyor will first carry out a detailed analysis of the land, looking at factors such as the shape of the land, the contour of the land, and any features that may be present. The surveyor will then use this information to produce a map or plan of the land. This map will show the boundaries of the land, as well as any features that may be of importance, such as buildings, roads, or rivers.
What are the benefits of a land survey?
There are many benefits to having a land survey conducted. Perhaps the most important benefit is that it will give you an accurate record of the boundaries of your land. This is important if you are planning to carry out any construction work, as it will ensure that the construction workers do not damage any neighboring properties. A land survey can also be used to settle boundary disputes. If you have a disagreement with your neighbor over where the boundary between your two properties lies, a land survey can be used to determine the exact location of the boundary.
The types of land surveys include:
ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys are the most accurate and comprehensive type of survey available, and are often required by lenders for loan transactions. They are also sometimes required by title companies for title insurance purposes.
An ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey is a detailed mapping of a property that meets the stringent requirements of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). These surveys are typically conducted by licensed professional surveyors.
ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys include all improvements on the property, such as buildings, fences, roads, utilities, and trees. They also show any easements or rights of way that may exist on the property. These surveys are often used in conjunction with land title insurance policies to ensure that the property is free and clear of any encumbr
A boundary survey is an examination of a property’s legal boundaries. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as to determine the size of a piece of land, to mark the boundaries for construction, or to settle a dispute.
A boundary survey begins with a review of the property’s deed and any other relevant legal documents. The surveyor then visits the property to take measurements and identify any physical features that may be used to mark the boundary lines. Once the survey is complete, the surveyor will prepare a report that displays the property’s boundaries and any other relevant information.
A location survey is an analysis of a proposed site for development to determine its suitability for the project. The survey assesses the physical, environmental, and legal constraints of the site and compares them to the project’s requirements.
The results of a location survey can be used to help make a decision about whether or not to proceed with a project. If the site is found to be suitable, the next step is to complete a feasibility study, which assesses the economic, social, and political factors of the project.
A subdivision survey is a cadastral survey conducted to divide land into smaller parcels, usually for the purpose of selling the land. Subdivision surveys are also used to create easements, rights-of-way, and to determine property boundaries.
Subdivision surveys usually involve the retracement of property boundaries and the creation of new ones. This process begins with the identification of property corners, which are points of reference used to establish the new boundaries. The corners are then located on the ground, and the new boundaries are surveyed and marked. Finally, the corners are monumented, which involves creating physical markers on the ground to indicate the corner locations.
A site-planning survey is a type of mapping survey that is used to gather data about the features of a piece of land. This data can then be used to create a plan or map of the land. Site-planning surveys are often used for construction projects, as they can provide detailed information about the land that is needed for the project.
Site-planning surveys can be used to gather data about the topography of the land, the location of natural features, and the boundaries of the property. This data can then be used to create a plan or map of the land that can be used for construction projects.
A construction survey is an important tool that helps architects, engineers, and construction managers ensure that a project is built according to the plans and specifications. The survey provides detailed information about the project site, including the location of existing structures, utilities, and other features. The survey can also be used to create a base map for the project, which can be used for construction planning and coordination.
Construction surveys are typically conducted by a professional surveying firm. The survey team will use specialized equipment to collect data about the project site. Once the data has been collected, it will be processed and drawn up into a final report. The report will be used by the project team to make sure that the project is built according to the plans and specifications.
A topographic survey provides detailed information about the natural and man-made features of a piece of land. This type of survey is often used in the planning and development of new construction projects.
Topographic surveys are typically conducted by a team of surveyors who use various tools and equipment to measure the land. This data is then used to create a map of the area that shows the contours of the land, as well as any features that are present.
The information from a topographic survey can be used to determine the best location for a new construction project, as well as to plan the layout of the project. It can also be used to identify any potential problems that may need to be addressed before work begins.
Who do I call to mark my property line?
Land surveying is the art and science of determining the legal description, or rights and interests in land, especially for purposes of transferring ownership. When you hire a property line survey to be done to determine property boundaries, you may be interested in their work for several reasons. If you already have a mortgage on your home, it may need to be reappraised to adjust for changes on your property due to remodeling or new construction. Compass land surveying experts are dedicated to completing your project with meticulous precision. Our Registered Land Surveyors and professional field crews pride themselves on meeting client’s needs with speed, accuracy and attention to detail. Headquartered in Perham, MN, Compass Consultants provides land surveying to all of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. We specialize in the following counties; Becker, Cass, Clay, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena. Request your land surveying bid now.
How do fence companies find property lines?
Compass Land Surveying uses their expertise and tools to find the property lines with precision. We use a variety of methods to find property lines. GPS and other surveying techniques along with drones or other aerial photography.
What is an Alta Survey?
An Alta Survey is a property line map that is created by the land surveyor.
The most common type of survey is an Alta Survey. This type of survey is created by the land surveyor and it shows property lines and lot lines. It also provides measurements, such as distances and angles, to describe the size of each parcel.
Our land surveying team knows your project deadlines are critical to your success no matter how complex the project.
ALTA / ACSM Land Title Surveys
Property Boundary Surveys
Construction Site Control
Easements and Right-of-Way
Engineering Design Surveys
GPS Control Surveys
LOMA & LOMR Elevation Surveys & Certificates
“We recently surveyed our property for estate planning. We hired the surveying services of Compass Consultants. Not only was Compass incredibly pleasant to deal with, he/Compass was able to work hand in hand with a local attorney and county offices in resolving issues involving our property in our absence.
We have found most people that we deal with in Minnesota to be kind and considerate, but we thought Compass Consultants went above and beyond to handle our survey and worked to save us money in the process. We would definitely recommend them and will use them again ourselves if the need arises.”