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Do I need to have my land surveyed before I put up a fence?

Yes, always
In most cases
In some cases
No, never
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Question: Do I need to have my land surveyed before I put up a fence?
Top Answer (44% of 27 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on your ability to located your survey pins for your property lines. If they are clearly marked, then in most cases you can run a string line to locate the exact property line location.
OConnor Building & Design, LLC
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: This is one of the most common mistakes homeowners make. Fences are always wanting to be close to the property line so it is very important to know precisely where that line is before starting construction.
Pro17 Engineering, LLC
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You need to know where your boundary line is before you fence to prevent encroaching on your neighbor. If you are sure that you have two property corners, and there are no turns in the line, you can stretch a wire between them. You and your neighbor can agree on putting up a fence and hope there is no problem in later years.
Tim Phipps, Surveyor
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If property lines are unknown then it is always advised to get it surveyed to prevent neighbor disputes
E-Fence Pros
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This helps for resale of the home to make sure your property lines are marked correctly and you are not on your neighbor's property. If there is an original fence, typically these are marked already and you can rely on the line to hold true.
ATX Residential Construction
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Or go to the city and pull the previous ones.
Phoenix Roofing & Construction Inc.
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: If you want to be sure that you won't have to move the fence later on it is best to have a surveyor mark your property corners.
Skinner Land Survey Co., Inc.
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Sometimes a platt map will work
Myrtle Beach Fence
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: A survey is needed for the permit.
Advanced Fence Construction, LLC
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Do I need a land survey before building an addition?Top answer: In some cases

How do land surveyors charge for their services?Top answer: Fixed fee (based on hours and complexity)

How long does it take to perform a typical residential land survey? (1/4 acre lot; flat terrain)Top answer: 0-4 hours

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