A Record of Survey is a publicly recorded map that establishes the boundary lines of your parcel. Survey monuments are set in the ground, per the map, at the boundary corner locations. The monuments are typically rebar, iron pipe, or mag nails with tags/caps/washers that have the Land Surveyor’s name and state registered Land Surveyor number engraved on them. The establishment of your boundary lines is based upon the legal description contained in your vesting Grant Deed, the adjoining neighbors’ grant deeds, and other existing survey maps in the project area. Survey maps on file with the County will be utilized to search for, and survey, any existing survey monuments on the ground (e.g. rebar, iron pipe, well monument, nail, etc.) that can be utilized to establish your boundary line(s) location(s). Our survey crews use a combination of survey grade GPS/GNSS receivers and/or a Total Station in locating and setting all survey monuments.
Surveyed monuments will be analyzed in the office in conjunction with your grant deed legal description, adjoining grant deeds (surrounding properties), and recorded survey maps. After reviewing these sources of information, your boundary line(s) can be located by a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) and shown on a Record of Survey Map. The survey map is prepared by a PLS and it shows all the found monuments, boundary lines, and other lines that are used to establish your boundary lines. This is a very detailed map that shows to the public exactly what survey monuments were found (material type, size), their position(s) relative to other monuments found/set, and how those positions establish your boundary lines.
After preparing the Record of Survey Map, it will be submitted for review to the County. There will be County fees for review and recordation of the map that are paid for by the Client (in addition to our fees). After approval of the map, monuments will be set and the map will be recorded by the County and filed for public record.
Note: A record of survey may be required to be filed by California law, depending on the legal description contained in the grant deed, as well as what is found/surveyed in the field during a boundary survey. Please see the FAQ section for more information.
With accurate mapping of your land's property boundary lines and physical features, you can confidently move forward with your construction or development project. Our expert surveyors use the latest technology and techniques to provide accurate and reliable land surveying services that help you save time and money, avoid project hurdles, and maximize the potential of your property.