Most Professional Land Surveyors in your geographic area will have competitive rates. The cost to survey your property most often will not vary greatly by which Land Surveyor you choose to hire. The best solution is to select your Land Surveyor based on their performance and reputation, not the price estimate given on a survey.
The following is a list of various factors that can affect the cost of a survey:
- Type of Survey – Each service offered requires a different scope of work. Therefore the cost will vary based on the time it will take to perform the services, the actual information that is needed from the client, and the time involved with processing and drafting in the office.
- Research/Records Search – Land surveys often require a records search on the parcel of land. This step can sometimes become complicated by the way past land transactions have been handled, often times resulting in incomplete, vague, and contradicting land records and legal descriptions.
- Shape and Size of Property – Rectangular parcels of land generally are cheaper to survey and contain less corner monuments than do irregular shaped parcels containing the same amount of land.
- Existing Evidence on Property – Existing evidence such as monuments, fences, occupational lines, witness trees, etc. help the surveyor. The absence of such existing evidence may make it difficult for the surveyor to retrace the original survey.
- Accessibility – The location of the parcel from our office plays a part in the amount of time that it takes to perform the survey work.
- Vegetation – Wooded and swampy/marshy terrain can greatly hinder the survey process.