Steps to prepare the Boundary Survey or LSP are similar to the ILC; a title commitment is preferred as a prerequisite, supplied by the client or realtor, but is not absolutely necessary. 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.
- Initial research is based on City or County websites such as Assessor, GIS mapping or Clerk and Recorder but is not as extensive as would be provided in a title commitment.
- Survey crew does initial site measurements to determine the boundary, but structures, fences or built improvements on the property may be required as evidence of possession lines or encroachments. Colorado State statute requires that any structures, fences or built improvements within 2 feet on BOTH sides of the property lines must be shown on the drawing.
- Professional Land Surveyor calculates boundary and sifts any additional data.
- Crew makes a second site visit, if needed, to set any missing property corners.
- Survey drawing is required to be either an 18″ by 24″ or 24″ by 36″ size. If, due to the age of the subdivision, it has to be recorded in the County Clerk’s office – it is reproduced on a mylar plastic sheet for archival purposes and is filed with the Clerk and Recorder in the county in which survey was performed.
- Surveyor’s certificate includes the legal description, references to title (Schedule B- easements and exceptions), the surveyor’s seal and signature as well as notes discussing bearings and other evidence found.