1. How Much Does a Land Survey Cost?
Every property is unique and there are many factors that can affect the cost of a particular boundary survey. The average boundary survey can cost between a few hundred dollars and many thousands of dollars. Here are some of the major cost factors:
- Size – Larger property costs more to survey than smaller property.
- Location – Properties located in remote or difficult to reach areas may cost more to survey than close by or easy to access properties.
- Topography – A flat grassy site is easier to survey than a hilly forested site.
- Complexity – A complex survey, for example one with a lot of property lines or a lot of monuments that need to be recorded will require more work on behalf of the surveyor and therefore be more expensive.
- Documentation – If the client is able to provide some documents, it may reduce the amount of research the surveyor will need to do, and thereby reduce the overall cost of the survey.
2. How Long Does it Take to Get a Survey Completed?
Once again, every project is unique. Larger, more complex surveys can take a bit longer to complete. That being said, most of our surveys are completed within 5 business days. Also, when a client needs a job completed sooner, we can definitely put a rush on it and finish it a bit quicker.
For a more detailed completion time estimate, please fill out our survey quote request form and we will get back to you ASAP.
3. What Areas of Georgia do You Service?
We survey on the East side of Atlanta in Rockdale, Newton, Henry, Walton, Morgan, Putnam, Jasper, and Greene counties. We will survey outside these counties, but the fee will be adjusted for travel.
4. What Type of Survey do I Need to Get a Building Permit?
Consult with your local building official as the requirements vary by county. At a minimum, most counties will want to see the proposed location of the structure.
5. What Are The Table “A” Options for an ALTA/ACSM Survey?
A complete list of Table “A” Options can be found on the official ACSM website.
6. Will The Land Surveyor Show Me if There are Any Discrepancies With My Property Line?
Yes, if there are any discrepancies, they will be shown on the survey plat.
7. Will The Land Surveyor Show Me What He Has Surveyed on The Ground?
The property corners will generally be marked with iron rebar and wooden witness stakes. State law requires that the property pins have a plastic or metal cap with the surveyor’s state license number on the cap.
The surveyor will walk the property lines and point out the corners if you request.
8. Should I Explain Why I Want to Have a Survey Made?
Yes, this is definitely a good idea. The more information you provide the surveyor the better. If the surveyor knows why you are getting a survey, he may be able to make more accurate recommendations as to what type of survey would be best suited for you. It may also help the surveyor know exactly what details should be included on the survey and ultimately the cost of the survey.
9. Does Wiggins Land Surveying Have Liability Insurance?
Yes, we carry workman’s compensation and liability insurance.
10. Will the Surveyor Prepare a Deed of the Land Surveyed?
Your land surveyor will provide you with a legal description of the surveyed property if you request it. There may be a fee for this.
11. What do I Need to Give my Mortgage Company so They Can Determine if I Need to Pay Flood Insurance?
A FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate is what you give to your mortgage company. This information is then used by the insurance company to determine whether or not a property owner needs to maintain flood insurance on his or her property.