TIPS FOR HIRING A SURVEYOR
Although there are many different types of surveys, there are a few simple guidelines that you should consider before starting your project.
1. Indiana & Kentucky have licensure requirements for Land Surveyors. Always confirm that the person you are hiring to perform survey work is a Registered/Licensed Land Surveyor.
2. Land Surveying in rural areas can typically be performed most quickly, and sometimes for less cost, in Fall or Winter months when crops have been harvested and leaves have fallen from trees.
3. Land Surveying of small lots, or lots in towns, is often more tedious and time consuming than a rural survey. Therefore a town lot survey can be more expensive than a much larger rural survey.
4. Proper planning is most important when scheduling a survey. A land owner can save money and time if they let the Surveyor know what future plans may be for their property.
5. Most communities have planning & zoning laws that may affect Surveying projects on your property. Remember to check with, or have your Surveyor check with, local authorities before beginning your surveying project.
6. Most communities have building and sanitation codes that you must conform to when building a new home or building. Always check with your building inspector and Health Department before beginning a project.