Surveying

Surveying is the art and science of making measurements to determine relative points on, above and below the surface of the earth.” – Randall Miller

How It Works

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Land Surveying in the State of Indiana is regulated by the Board of Registration for Professional Land Surveyors per Title 865 IAC, which defines a specific process for surveyors to follow. Surveys begin with research and evaluations of recorded documents. Surveyors then proceed to the site and perform a reconnaissance of the area for evidence. All surveys are based upon the evidence found either through field determination and research of historical documents. The evidence is gathered and evaluated to locate the boundaries of the property, taking into account all local, state, and federal laws as well as court precedents. Many times extrinsic evidence and testimony is required to ascertain the true location of boundary lines. Boundary lines may differ from the title lines as a result of unwritten title rights such as Adverse Possession, Acquiescence, Estopel, etc.

The final published survey is required to have a plat of survey and a surveyors report. The plat depicts those items required per the surveyors codes and laws and the clients specifications for the type or classification of survey. A surveyors report is required to accompany the plat which defines and explains the results and theory of the location of the property. It allows the survey to provide an opinion of the evidence and how it was evaluated and amended to the laws and precedents of the courts.

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Specific Services We Offer

We offer a variety of survey types, which include but are not limited to the list shown below. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call.

  • ALTA/ACSM LAND Title
  • Retracement
  • Original
  • Surveyor Location Report
  • Topographical
  • Route
  • Aerial Photogrametric
  • Utility
  • Drainage
  • GIS/LIS
  • Hydrographical
  • Easements and Right of Ways
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Expert Witness
  • Flood Plain Analysis (FEMA LOMA’S)
  • Rule 5 Erosion Control and Sediment Plans
  • Subdivision Lots
  • Condominiums
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Regulated or Legal Drain