Boundary Surveys

Thank you Butch for a wonderful job. Let me confess, expectations of our neighbor’s reactions prompted me to think ‘I am the first person he’ll need to convince’. Well you have done so, splendidly I may add. I have read through the entire chain of all four deeds, I have devoured the survey map (love the deed wording running along the boundaries) and am unequivocally convinced. Your incredibly high degree of professionalism has been apparent throughout this entire process, and has been quite comforting in the face of threatened litigation… We are looking forward to seeing our final monuments. Thanks again!

Amy J. Lomasney (Wells Beach, Maine)

Maine Boundary Consultants specializes in performing top quality typical Boundary Surveys for all types of land owners. We have performed thousands of Boundary Surveys since 1988. A typical Boundary Survey usually ranges between one half acre to more than twenty acres. Usually a client requests a Boundary Survey for the following reasons: buying or selling, to determine acreage, and or to define and confirm boundary lines and or corners, known as Retracement Surveys. Boundary Surveys are performed according to the
Standards of Practice.

The first step to complete a Boundary Survey is a comprehensive research phase. This includes a deed study of the parcel being surveyed, and that of your abutters, sometimes going back in time to determine the creation of each boundary line. Field work is the second step, which involves locating key physical boundary evidence such as corner monuments, and boundary line evidence. Also, improvements, roads and other physical features are located. Then office calculations are performed on the information gathered during the field work and matched with an analysis and comparison with the information found during the research phase.

The results of a Boundary Survey include:

  1. A Boundary Survey Map, generally 24”x36”, prepared for the purpose of recording in the Registry of Deeds.
  2. Monuments set at pertinent locations, being previously unmarked corners.
  3. A written Legal Description describing the property bounds in words.
  4. Written Report Notes discussing the results of the survey work.