A boundary survey is a procedure by which a land surveyor establishes or retraces the lines and corners of a parcel of land. Corner monuments, improvements, right of ways, encroachments, and evidence of possession along the boundary lines are located in the field and carefully analyzed by the surveyor.
All available evidence found in record documents and in the field is then used to create a detailed map (plat) based on the surveyor’s professional opinion. Missing corners of record are replaced, reset or established and noted on the plat. As property values continue to rise, accurate surveys and written records are increasingly important.