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FREQUENTLY 
ASKED QUESTIONS

How much will a Land Surveyor cost?

In general, you should select your Surveyor using more care than the "low-bid" approach.

More land boundary disputes arise from these causes than anything else including:

  • Failure to research the records sufficiently to discover all of the recorded facts
  • Double meanings of words
  • Failure to search long enough and thoroughly enough to discover the correct original position of monuments called for

To perform his or her duties correctly, the Surveyor needs time to address these problems.

The fee charged is dependent upon the kind of survey required and difficulties encountered, which typically cannot be anticipated in advance.

What must I provide the Surveyor?

After explaining why the survey is being made, present the land surveyor with a correct legal description of the property you want surveyed. This legal description may be a copy of your Title Insurance Policy and a copy of the deed.

What will a Land Surveyor do for me?

A professional Land Surveyor will advise you of any legal requirements necessary to perform the survey, which may not be obvious to the layman.

Will the land survey show me if there are any discrepancies with my property line?

Yes, if there are any discrepancies, they will be shown on the recorded survey plat.

Should I explain why I want to have a survey made?

Yes! If the Surveyor knows why you want a survey, he or she can recommend the kind of survey you need and how much detail should be shown on the map.

Will the Surveyor draw a deed to cover the land surveyed?

No. Your Land Surveyor is best qualified to provide you with a properly written legal description of the surveyed property for deed purposes.

Will a land surveyor tell me what I own?

He or she will interpret your ownership documents and compare them with field evidence.

When should I select a Land Surveyor?

A person generally has few occasions to consult a Land Surveyor. Since such consultation is so infrequent, the average person is not aware of the logical steps to be followed when selecting a Surveyor.

A land survey should be made prior to any division or transfer of real property and prior to the design and/or installation of improvements and in cases of property line disputes.

Remember, the services of a Surveyor NOW will cost less in time, worry, and money than the cost of moving a building or defending a lawsuit later!

Should I explain why I want to have a survey made?

Yes! If the Surveyor knows why you want a survey, he or she can recommend the kind of survey you need and how much detail should be shown on the map.

Will the Surveyor draw a deed to cover the land surveyed?

No. Your Land Surveyor is best qualified to provide you with a properly written legal description of the surveyed property for deed purposes.

Will a land surveyor tell me what I own?

He or she will interpret your ownership documents and compare them with field evidence.

Who is qualified to survey my land?

Only registered land surveyors are permitted by state statute to perform land surveys.

Is it likely that the Surveyor I select will handle my survey competently?

Yes. Surveyors, as other technical professionals, are licensed by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration and are reviewed for adequate education and/or experience in land surveying.

How can I decide which surveyor to choose?

Here are some questions you can ask:

  • Are they a member of a professional association?
  • Are they in good standing with the State Board of Technical Registration?
  • Will they give you client references?
  • Have they attended any recent seminars or continuing education classes?
Will a land surveyor tell me what I own?
He or she will interpret your ownership documents and compare them with field evidence.

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Cost Of A Surveyor
How much will a Land Surveyor cost?

In general, you should choose your Surveyor using more care than the "low-bid" approach

More land boundary disputes arise from these causes than anything else.

  • Failure to research the records sufficiently to discover all of the recorded facts.
  • Double meanings of words.
  • Failure to search long enough and thoroughly enough to discover the correct original position of monuments called for.

To perform his or her duties correctly, the Surveyor needs time to address these problems.

The fee charged is dependent upon the kind of survey required and difficulties encountered, which normally cannot be anticipated in advance.

How To Prepare
What must I provide the Surveyor?

After explaining why the survey is being made, supply the land surveyor with a correct legal description of the property you want surveyed. This legal description of the property you want surveyed. This legal description may be a copy of your Title Insurance Policy and a copy of the deep.

Our Services
What will a Land Surveyor do for me?

A proefessional Land Surveyor will advide you of any legal requirements necessary to perform the survey, which may not be obvious to the layman.

Will the land survey show me if there are any discrepancies with my property line?

Yes, if there are any discrepancies, they will be shown on the recorded survey plat.

Should I explain why I want to have a survey made?

Yes, definitely, if the Surveyor knows why you want a survey he or she can recommend the kind of survey you need and how much detail should be shown on the map.

Will the Surveyor draw a deed to cover the land surveyed?

No. Your Land Surveyor is best qualified to provide you with a properly written legal description of the surveyed property for deep purposes.

Will a land surveyor tell me what I own?

He or she will interpret your ownership documents and compare them with field evidence.

When To Contact
When should I select a Land Surveyor?

A person generally has few occasions to consult a Land Surveyor. Since such consultation is so infrequent, the average person is not aware of the logical steps to be followed when selecting a Surveyor.

A land survey should be made prior to any division or transfer of real property and prior to the design and/or installation of improvements and in cases of property line disputes.

Remember, the services of a Surveyor NOW will cost less in time, worry and money than the cost of moving a building or defending a lawsuit later!

Should I explain why I want to have a survey made?

Yes, definitely, if the Surveyor knows why you want a survey he or she can recommend the kind of survey you need and how much detail should be shown on the map.

Will the Surveyor draw a deed to cover the land surveyed?

No. Your Land Surveyor is best qualified to provide you with a properly written legal description of the surveyed property for deep purposes.

Will a land surveyor tell me what I own?

He or she will interpret your ownership documents and compare them with field evidence.

Selecting A Surveyor
Who is qualified to survey my land?

Only registered land surveyors are permitted by state statute, to perfrom land surveys.

Is it likely that the Surveyor I select will handle my survey competently?

Yes Surveyors, as other technical professionals, are licensed by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration and are reviewed for adequate education and/or experience in land surveying.

How can I decide which surveyor to choose?

Here are some questions you can ask:

  • Are they a member of a professional association?
  • Are they in good standing with the State Board of Technical Registration?
  • Will they give you client references?
  • Have they attended any recent seminars or continuing education classes?
Will a land surveyor tell me what I own?

He or she will interpret your ownership documents and compare them with field evidence.