much will a survey cost?
Professional Land Surveyor's fees will be based on the anticipated difficulty
and time required to complete the land surveying project. Routine survey
projects may be estimated as to cost, but the client should be aware that
in many situations, the Professional Land Surveyor cannot predict the amount
of work that will be required to recover necessary monuments, restore lost
or obliterated corners, research city and county records, collect field
data, complete mathematical calculations, and prepare descriptions and
maps of the property. All of this must be combined and analyzed to establish
the location of property corners and create the final map.
of the most uncertain and costly parts of the survey is the recovery of
various types of monuments. It is important for land owners, contractors
and the general public to be aware that the careless treatment and destruction
of survey monuments adds time and cost to subsequent surveys.
bidding for the lowest price does not necessarily protect the interests
of the client, the public or the Professional Land Surveyor. The competency,
reputation, education and experience of several surveyors should be considered
before one is selected to perform the survey.
of the Professional Land Surveyor
Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service to the Client.
As a licensed professional, the services provided by the surveyor must
comply with several applicable laws, regulations, standards and codes which
have been established by state, county, and local governments and professional
societies. The Professional Land Surveyor must conform to these guidelines
and will abide by these high standards of conduct and practice.
can a Professional Land Surveyor do for me?
Professional Land Surveyor can:
Review your deed along with other evidence and render a professional opinion
as to the locations and conflicts of the boundaries of your land.
Set monuments at your property corners and mark them so they can be easily
found and identified.
Keep an accurate record of all services performed and measurements obtained.
Identify and advise you of any apparent defect in your land description
or evidence of conflict of ownership and/or use.
Prepare a plat or map of your property indicating boundary measurements,
the monuments found and placed, and the calculated area.
Provide the client with copies of these maps bearing the Professional Land
Surveyor's signature and seal. Copies of these maps will also be filed
in the County Records where the land is located. This will ensure that
the plat or map is available for public inspection. In addition, a Professional
Land Surveyor is qualified to:
Create a property description for all new parcels or any existing parcels
that may have a defect.
Appear in court as an expert witness concerning real property ownership,
location or use.
Assist you in the planning and layout of the Lots, Blocks, streets, easements,
etc. in a new subdivision.
order to protect your investment, it is best to retain a Professional Land
Surveyor prior to the planning of your development and investment of funds.
The Professional Land Surveyor can locate the boundaries of a property
upon which improvements are planned and constructed, and can layout proposed
improvements on your property. These professional services assure that
your improvements are positioned correctly, possibly preventing costly
Land Surveyors of Colorado, Inc.
Land Surveyors of Colorado, Inc., founded in 1966 and incorporated in 1981,
is an organization dedicated to the improvement of the profession of Land
Surveying and the education of the public about the profession. We are
affiliated with the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and the
National Society of Professional Surveyors, and are a member of the Western
Federation of Professional Surveyors. The PLSC takes an active role in
shaping educational programs and legislation in Colorado, and our members
subscribe to high standards of ethics, professional conduct, and protection
of the public welfare.
information contained on this page comes from "When You Need A Land Survey"
Published as a public service by the Professional
Land Surveyors of Colorado, Inc.