Boundary Survey

by | Feb 26, 2013 | Boundary survey

Also known as or commonly known as a “stake survey”, a “lot survey” or “property corner locate”

  • Current owners of a property
  • Potential buyer of a property
  • Single Family Home
  • Duplex, Villa, Condo, Townhouse or Multi-family building
    • Regardless of if you own or are purchasing the entire building or only own or are purchasing one unit.
  • Commercial Property
  • Industrial Property
  • All Property corners are located and verified, or reestablished and reset .
    • Corners are typically indicated by a survey monument, which is typically a rebar or iron pipe located at the property corner.  Typical length of survey monument is 18” or 24”.  Most monuments are set flush with the ground or are located slightly below ground level.
    • Corners will be spray painted with pink paint for ease of viewing.
    • Corners will be marked with either a wood lath (stake) with pink flagging or a pink pin flag.  Both items will have writing of “lot corner” on them.  They will be placed next to the property corner.  The lath and pin flags are designed to assist you in locating your corners, they do NOT represent a property corner.
  • Improvements, such as homes, buildings, sheds, pools, fences, retaining walls and items permanent in nature can be located at the time of survey.
  • Drawings showing the results of the survey field work will be prepared.  Drawings will show all items pertinent to the survey.
  • All potential encroachments are shown and labeled on drawing.  All fences are shown on the drawing, regardless of ownership.
  • If the survey is prepared in conjunction with the purchase of a property, Survey Insurance Coverage is given to both buyer and Mortgage Company (standard exceptions on the policy are typically removed from the title commitment policy).
  • Can be used to establish property lines and can be used for building fences, retaining walls, additions, pools, sheds, and improvements.
  • Meets requirements of most municipalities to submit for permits for improvements to a property.
  • Complies with Missouri Minimum Standards for Boundary Surveys per Missouri State Statutes.
  • This is a legally binding document.
  • The location of the property
  • The size of the lot
  • The age of the subdivision
  • The foliage coverage on the lot

ALTA/ACSM (American Land Title Association and American Congress on Surveying & Mapping)

  • These surveys meet a National Standard.
  • They are used by lenders of commercial property to evaluate the value and use of the property.
  • Survey request must come with a “Table A” form completed before the surveyor can proceed.


Information provided should not be considered legal advice and all buyers, agents, and title companies should consult their attorneys for legal advice.