Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Perform A Property Line Survey

Determining where a property line is located is important not only when selling a piece of land but also if you plan to add a fence. You need to first obtain information about the size of your property. To do this you will need to consult your property records or go to the offices of your municipality and ask to see their records. This information will help you pin down your property line. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Obtain the tax parcel number for your property. You can find this information on your house deed or a tax assessment notice.

2. Contact your county or municipality and obtain a description of the premises. This description includes the assigned address, lot size and location.

3. Review the tract maps or plat books for your property. You may need to pay a small fee to the city or county to copy information from a plat book.

4. Find your property in the plat book to see if the property footage is listed. This may be in acres or feet, depending on the size of the property.

5. Determine where a property marker is located. This can be a tree line, iron pipe or other marker which may be buried underground. A property line may also be indicated by an old fence row.

6. Scan the ground with a metal detector to see if you can find a buried property marker. Locate all of the property markers to determine the boundaries of your property.

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