What you should know about the Land Surveying profession:
Surveyors measure land and are proficient at drawing and analyzing maps associated with land development. Only Professional Land Surveyors (and some Civil Engineers)
licensed by the State Board of Registration are permitted to perform land surveys in the State of Missouri. Generally, a survey should be made before purchasing real property, when
subdividing any parcel of land, and before construction of improvements. Hiring a surveyor before construction to determine deed lines can save time, money, and worry in the future.
Survey costs depend on many factors, including but not limited to: size and shape of the subject lot, type of survey that is requested, the property description, accessibility, terrain,
location, and record of survey requirements. Remember, surveyors do not determine ownership, they retrace deed lines. The client must supply the property description, normally found in the grant
deed or the title insurance report to be retraced. It is also very important that the surveyor knows the purpose of the survey to ensure that the correct information is collected.
Many people need the services of a Land Surveyor. Most often, surveys revolve around land development. Other reasons to hire a surveyor are commercial refinancing, boundary resolutions, and flood certifications.