Q. What is the difference between a “Stake Survey” and a “Boundary Survey”?

A. Nothing! “Stake Survey” is a common name for the legal term of “Boundary Survey.”


Q. What is a Boundary (stake) survey?

A.  Survey Services: Boundary Survey


Q. How can I find my property corners?

A. Get a Boundary Survey! The purpose of a boundary survey is to locate the corners. Property lines are established by creating a line between two property corners. Keep in mind, a property line may not always be a straight line between two points; corners are located by surveyors but property lines are and can be determined by the courts.

Q. What is a Surveyor’s Real Property Report (SRPR)?

A.  Survey Services: Surveyor’s Real Property Report (SRPR)


Q. Why does the Surveyor’s Real Property Report exist?

A. The SRPR was created at the request of the lending & title industry to show the approximate location of improvements (such as a house) on a lot.


Q. What is a “spot” survey?

A. It is a slang term used to refer to a SRPR. Most people refer to it as a “spot survey,” but it is not a survey. It is a cursory check for the lender to confirm that there is a house on the lot.


Q. What is the difference between a “SRPR” & “Boundary”?

A. View PDF: SRPR vs. Boundary – Pros & Cons


Q. Can I use a Surveyor’s Real Property Report (spot) to build a fence?

A. No! Surveyor’s Real Property Reports cannot be used to build fences, decks, or other improvements per state statute.


Q. How much do surveys cost?

A. Please contact us for a quote today!

 [email protected] | 636.922.1001

– Survey cost is based on:

• The location of the property

• The size of the lot

• The age of the subdivision

• The foliage coverage on the lot


For a lot less than ½ acre, Boundary Surveys start at $350 in St. Charles County, $450 in St. Louis, Warren & Lincoln Counties, $495 in Jefferson County and $550 in the City of St. Louis. Larger lots & older subdivisions require a quote.


Q. What is the turnaround time to complete a survey?

  A. Completion time varies, but a standard lot takes about a week from start to finish. During busy months (April-September) it may take longer.


Q. What is an easement?

A. Easements: ( Learn More )


Q. Can I build in an easement?

A. View PDF: ( Who Owns Your Easement )


Q. How do I know if I am in a flood zone?

  A. View PDF: (“Flood Insurance – Is it Necessary?”)


Q. Why/how do flood zones move/change?

A. FEMA evaluates flood sources and reassesses FIRMs on an as needed basis as recommended by the Flood Plain administrator for the county/municipality.


Q. What is an elevation certificate? How do I read it? How long is it good for?

A. View PDF: (“Flood Insurance – Is it Necessary?”)


Q. How can I pay for my survey?

A. We accept payment in the form of a check which can be given at the time the field work is being done at your property or it can be mailed to our PO Box address: PO Box 278 Cottleville, MO 63338. We do not accept credit cards at this time.


Q. How can I request a survey to be performed on my property?

A. (View PDF: Boundary Survey Order Form ) Please fill out & sign this form. This form gives us the authorization to be on the property to do the work. Please email the form to us at: [email protected] or fax to 636.922.1002 & we will contact you.


Q. What forms do I need?

A. (View PDF: Boundary Survey Order Form ) If you are purchasing a property, please have the title company email us a copy of the title commitment along with a Title & Survey work order form.


Q. What does the client receive from a Boundary Survey?

  A. The client will have their property corners marked with a survey monument, wood lath, flag & pink spray paint. The client will also receive survey drawings.


Q. What does the client receive from a Surveyor’s Real Property Report (SRPR)?

  A. We do not mark any corners at the property. The client will receive a survey drawing of what was located.


Q. What do survey monuments look like?

A. View PDF: ( Monuments )


Q. What is the process of a survey?

A. Survey Process ( Learn More )


Q. Why do I need a survey? What are benefits to a homeowner?

A. View PDF: ( No Boundaries )


Q. What is adverse possession?

  A. Adverse Possession ( Learn More )