Land survey for permits

  • Land survey for permits

    Posted by dlamb33 on August 8, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Good morning,

    I need to submit paperwork for zoning and building permits and cannot find a copy of my survey that was done back in 1994.  I do know who did the survey but can’t find him anywhere on the web.

    Trying to avoid having to get another survey done…can anyone help and point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,

    DL

    va-ls-2867 replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • kevin-hines

    kevin-hines

    Member
    August 8, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    It will help if you let us know where you are located.

  • peter-lothian

    peter-lothian

    Member
    August 8, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Chances are high that you will need a new survey. When people call my office asking about projects that old, I have to tell them that the surveyors who worked here are all gone, the computer systems are all different, and that most of the project info is on paper anyway. I will have to practically start from scratch, some of the information in the project file may be useful, but it won’t really save me any time / them money.

  • kevin-hines

    kevin-hines

    Member
    August 8, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    @peter-lothian One also has to consider the standards at the time of the original survey vs. the standards of today.

  • hpalmer

    hpalmer

    Member
    August 8, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    copy of my survey that was done back in 1994.  I do know who did the survey but can’t find him anywhere on the web. 

    can anyone help and point me in the right direction?

    DL

    Not all surveyors are on the web.  Check your state licensing agency to find the surveyor. 

    You indicate ‘my survey’.  Do you mean for you or a survey of your property?  Just fyi, and depending on what locale the surveyor is in, a copy of a survey may be deemed up to date when surveyor furnishes same to someone.  I doubt I would give you a copy of a 1994 survey printed today unless it was recorded.  

    You say you need for zoning and building permits.  Are you building a new building or an addition? Shouldn’t you or your architect/designer have used a survey to site the building on the property?  What type of zoning permit do you need?  Are you rezoning the property?

    Hope this helps 

     

     

  • va-ls-2867

    va-ls-2867

    Member
    August 8, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    If your municipality is anything like the ones here in S.E. VA, you will need an updated survey due to the age of that survey.  

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