Boundary Survey

A boundary survey is necessary to establish the boundaries of a parcel of land using its legal description. This involves traversing to calculated corners, collecting information on found monumentation and setting or restoring monuments or markers at the corners of the parcel. Monuments can come in many forms: rebar, iron rods, pipes, nails, chiseled crosses, aluminum caps or plastic caps. Once the information has been analyzed, a map or plat is then drafted from the field data that represents the parcel surveyed.

  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
    • Typically prepared for commercial properties
    • Shows improvements (structures), easements, rights-of-way, and other elements impacting the ownership
    • Optional "Table A" Item Requirements
    • Prepared to meet the ALTA/ACSM standards
    • A current title commitment is required
    • Certified to the buyer, seller, title company, and lender
    • Recorded with the SEWRPC
  • Plat of Survey
    • Shows boundary lines, easements provided by client, rights of way and improvements (structures)
    • Based on legal description as shown on recorded deed
    • Restores missing property pins
    • Is to follow Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes Chapter A-E 7
    • A current title commitment is recommended
    • Recorded with the SEWRPC
  • Certified Survey Map
    • Divides land to create up to 4 lots
    • Adjusts lot lines of an already existing subdivision or legally described land
    • Eliminates or combines 2 or more lots
    • Follows the city's, county's and state's published standards
    • Undergoes checking process with the city and/or county
    • Recorded with the county to become public record
  •  Subdivision Plat
    •  Divides land to create a new subdivision
    • Adjusts lot lines of an already existing subdivision or legally described land
    • Eliminates or joins 2 or more lots
    • Follows the city's, county's and state's published standards
    • Undergoes checking process with the city or county
    • Recorded with the county to become public record
  • Vacation Plat
    • Vacates land for the transfer of unnecessary rights-of-way and other public areas to adjoining properties
  • Condominium Map
    • Divides a building into individual units that can be bought and sold
    • Shows the improvements (structures) and the measured interior of the units
    • General common elements are areas of common ownership, such as hallways and staircases
    • Limited Common Elements are areas available for private ownership, such as a particular unit or parking space
    • Shows the areas of the interior General Common Elements and Limited Common Elements
    • Recorded with the county to become public record