Land Surveying - Planning - Permitting



A land survey is a professional measurement of a property’s boundaries and features. You may need one for a new property purchase, development, or legal purposes to avoid or resolve boundary disputes.

Common types include boundary surveys, topographic surveys, ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, and construction surveys.

The time varies but typically takes a few days to a few weeks, depending on the survey’s complexity.

Commercial and industrial surveys can take a few weeks to several months.

We’ll walk you through the process, and it’s important you prepare any property documents and provide access to your property. For residential projects notify neighbors and prepare for potential property marker placements.

Land survey records are typically private and confidential, but property owners can access their own survey records.

Yes. Land surveys can identify encroachments (unauthorized trespasses) and easements (legally established rights) affecting your property.

Yes, you can request a copy of your survey. Store it in a safe place, as it’s an essential legal document for your property.

A land survey measures property boundaries, while an appraisal determines the property’s value. Both may be needed for different purposes.

Lenders may require a survey for mortgage approval, but this can vary. Check with your lender for specific requirements.

An ALTA/NSPS survey is a comprehensive survey that meets specific standards. It’s often required for commercial real estate transactions, as it provides a detailed view of a property’s status.

Yes. A land survey can help identify potential environmental concerns such as wetlands, flood zones, or contamination issues, which are critical for regulatory compliance.

Yes. There may be zoning, building, and environmental regulations in place. A land survey can help ensure compliance.

Land surveys provide essential data for site planning, helping architects and engineers design efficient and safe spaces. A land survey can help identify potential safety hazards, assess drainage and utility locations, and optimize the property layout for better efficiency.

Land surveyors can stake out construction boundaries, ensure accurate foundation placement, and verify compliance with approved plans.

Yes, we are a one-stop resource and can help throughout the process—acquiring necessary documentation and data required for permitting; making the process smoother and more efficient.

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Land Surveying – Planning – Permitting

Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or a professional in need of precise land surveying, James Verra & Associates, Inc offers a comprehensive range of surveying services. Contact us today!