Surveying for Property Owners

How much will my survey cost?

Most often, this is the first question residential property owners ask us.  The answer varies because it depends upon the type of survey to be done, and the research required, which can involve several factors:

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Are survey monuments available?

These are special markers that can be used as a starting reference point.  If not, other points of reference will have to be researched.

Is it a plat?  If so, how long ago was it established?

If it is a plat, or development, there will be records about the property lines.  But if it was established many years ago, the records may not be reliable.

What surveys have been recorded for the area?

If there are other recorded surveys for the area, property boundaries may be easier to establish.

Will the survey need to be recorded with the County?

Many people don’t realize that most surveys, by Washington State law (RCW 58.09), have to be recorded with the County.  This can add to the expense.

The Survey Process

A typical property survey, whether it’s one boundary line, or an entire property, involves the following steps:

• Records research
• Survey field work
• Creation of survey maps by a drafting technician
Map review and stamping by a Harmsen WA State licensed Professional Land Surveyor
• Recording with the County, if necessary

Harmsen’s work is professional and thorough, and always adheres to applicable regulations.  Also, Harmsen guarantees the accuracy and reliability of the work we do.  So, should there ever be a dispute about a survey we've done, we will be available to stand behind our work.

We can provide you with a free estimate.  To request one, fill out our online form or call us at 360-794-7811.
 
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