(Sometimes called "Staked Survey")

In Indiana, Rule 12, (865 IAC 1-12), establishes the minimum standards for the competent practice of land surveying. In a nutshell, Rule 12 spells out the minimum requirements that a land surveyor must follow in the performance of their work to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and most importantly their property.

There are two types of boundary surveys; they are retracement and original surveys. The purpose of a boundary survey is to establish the title or deed lines on the ground and to do it in such a fashion that the survey can be understood and retraced in the future. To perform a boundary survey the surveyor must, among other things, research the descriptions of adjoiners, retrace prior surveys, establish or reestablish monumentation, show any physical evidence of possession or easements, keep field notes, address the “Relative Positional Accuracy” of his measurements, provide a written surveyor’s report and in certain cases record his Plat of Survey.

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