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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 (41% of 24 votes): In some cases.

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: Generally your property is already marked by property pins
Wilson fence
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: In some cases
Explanation: In the state of Arizona there is no law that states you must perform a survey before building a fence or a structure, although it is always safer for the land owner and the public if a survey is performed prior to construction of any type.
Apex Land Surveys
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If your fence is going to be near your property line and you're not absolutely sure where your property line is, you will need to have the line surveyed. If you have no idea where your property line is, you should definitely have it surveyed.
B. Terrell Meunier, Land Surveyor
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