Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Surveyor?

A surveyor measures land and writes legally accepted descriptions and definitions of property, records their results, verifies the accuracy of data and prepares plots, maps, and reports. Land surveys are required in any meaningful real estate property transaction or conversion, so it is important to hire a professional and experienced surveyor.

Do I need my land surveyed?

The largest investment most people make is their home or land. Each landowner should have a survey completed of their property to insure they are buying and getting what they believe they are. Each landowner should also know where their property boundaries lie in order to protect their property from encroachments and trespassing. Too many times people opt out of the option for a survey and end up with legal and or personal issues.


How much will my survey cost?

There are many factors that come into play during the surveying process including terrain, foliage, old recorded documents, date of last survey, size of land tract to be surveyed and the scope of services. At PLS, we will work with you to understand your needs and will provide cost-effective services to meet those needs.

How do I select a surveyor?

It is important to find a surveyor with proven experience and strong qualifications, as well as someone who can explain the process and scope of services offered. Always ask for references from existing client and follow up.


What type of survey do I need?

There are many reasons you may be required to have land surveyed. Your surveyor will help you determine the survey and services that are best and most cost-effective to meet your particular needs.