Cost of a Survey
At Albrecht & Willson, we pride ourselves on doing your job right. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and our price or send us a copy of your deed and any maps you have. We will be happy to do a little preliminary research at no cost to you...
The cost for each survey is as unique as the parcel itself. Fees usually depend mainly on the amount of time required for researching the property, the neighboring properties and the amount of time needed to physically locate pertinent information at the work site. Below is a summary of the process involved in an ordinary survey.
Research: to search or investigate thoroughly.
- All research begins at the county clerk’s office. Here we research your deed as well as your neighboring deeds. We look for common deed calls, overlaps in title, land gores, mathematical closures, filed maps, easements, highway takings and road abandonment, often researching each property chain of title back several generations.
- Often we have to perform additional research at other government agencies such as: County Highway Department, Department of Transportation, Canal Authority, railroad companies, various power authorities, Office of General Service (O.G.S) and even the State Archives.
Field Work: time physically spent at locating evidence at the field.
- Reconnaissance: Looking for evidence of possession as well as monuments called for from our research. We introduce ourselves to adjoining land owners and gather any information they may possess.
- Traverse: This is the step when we physically collect pertinent information using our state of the art instrumentation.
- This is where the field data is downloaded and matched with the deed research information. Often it is determined that addition research or additional field investigation is needed. A final boundary analysis is performed and a map is prepared.
Final Field Visit
- This is the where we mark your existing property corners as well as set monuments at new/missing corners. Some land owners request to have additional monuments placed on sidelines and/or have their property flagged and blazed.
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