805 Bear Creek Avenue
P.O. Box 339
Morrison, Colorado 80465
Every project is unique; no property is identical to any other. We carefully gather all the information needed to prepare a Proposal for your job.
We will research your site information online or through our network of city, county and state resources. Next we make a free visit to your property to look for existing boundary markers and/or public land monuments. Then we prepare a complete proposal tailored to your project at no initial cost to you.
We deposit/file every survey plat with the County Surveyor or Clerk and Recorder's Office in the county in which the survey was performed, as is required by Colorado state law. This ensures that your survey becomes part of the public record and other surveyors working in your vicinity will be able to obtain a copy of the plat we prepared for you to honor your property lines and monuments.
THE TYPES OF SURVEYS LISTED BELOW FROM LEAST EXPENSIVE TO MOST:
1) BOUNDARY INVESTIGATION OR "FLAG-UP":
⇒ Allows you or a realtor to show the property to prospective buyers for the least cost
2) IMPROVEMENT LOCATION CERTIFICATE:
These are sometimes referred to as "mortgage surveys" in some states. Even though ILCs are commonly referred to as "surveys", they are technically not and are prepared only for the specific purposes required by a lending institution. There are no monuments set and the resulting document is not deposited as are Land Survey Plats and other types of Boundary Surveys.
⇒ This is the minimum document required by most mortgage lenders to assure the lender and title insurance company the property has no glaring problems
3) PLOT PLAN OR SITE PLAN:
Same steps as the ILC, but the final product shows a proposed house, garage or any addition to the property with setback distances from the proposed building to property lines - May require a topographic survey (see ↓)
⇒ This is the minimum document required by most jurisdictions to obtain a building permit; we supply this information to your architect or engineer for the design of a new house, garage or other structure and it usually becomes the first page of your construction documents and plans. Some jurisdictions require a boundary survey for a plot plan (See 5 and 6).
4) TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYS:
⇒ The topographic map is essential for design work by engineers, architects or landscape architects; we can e.mail this data set to other design professionals for their work which is necessary for building permits
5) BOUNDARY SURVEYS - LAND SURVEY PLATS:
Commonly known as "boundary surveys" or "pin surveys", this work requires strict adherence to specific laws and standards. These are defined by the Colorado Revised Statues, the State Board of Registration and the accepted standards of practice.
6) IMPROVEMENT SURVEY PLATS:
7) ALTA/ACSM LAND TITLE SURVEYS:
A national standard which incorporates all of the laws and standards for a LAND SURVEY PLAT, together with specific requirements to meet the needs of the AMERICAN LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION (ALTA) and the AMERICAN CONGRESS OF SURVEYING AND MAPPING (ACSM) through the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS (NSPS). These types of surveys are generally ordered for commercial property and require that a title commitment be furnished to the Professional Land Surveyor when the survey is ordered.
8) EXPERT WITNESS:
As the former County Surveyor (elected Nov. 2002) Mr. Chambers duties included Expert Witness testimony, Boundary Mediation, Depositions and writtenreports as appointed on private cases by Jefferson County judges. He spent many hours each week counseling the public on a pro bono basis (there was no salary for the position at that time). Mr. Chambers has served on a Boundary Mediation Commission appointed by the Clear Creek County Surveyor. He has also testified as as an Expert Witness in cases in Jefferson and Gilpin Counties. A resume is available upon request which includes references, court case numbers and synopses of the work performed. If you would like to discuss your situation with complete confidentiality, make an appointment with Mr. Chambers for a free consultation.