Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need a survey? PLSC guidance
- How long does a survey take? There are many different types of land surveys and each requires a different level of involvment and expertise. Turnaround times vary from 3 days to a month for typical surveys. GDC is known for our ability to prioritize and complete surveys in an efficient and timely manner depending on each individual clients needs. Please indicate your deadline on our survey request form to help us prioritize our schedule.
- How much does a survey cost? Survey fees generally vary depending on the type of survey and scope of services needed. The length of time necessary to complete any type of survey can also vary greatly. A well documented and monumented small lot with no additional improvements may only take half a day to complete, but a problematic survey with a lack of controlling monumentation or mathematical problems with record data will take much longer. Larger acreage surveys will also take longer due to the longer distances between controlling monumentation and additional computations required in the field. Due to the many variables that affect the total cost of a survey, it is best to request a specific quote for free via our survey request form.
- How accurate is a survey? A survey is generally accurate to within a fraction of an inch depending upon the scope of survey work being performed. All surveyors must, by law, provide quality work. All Colorado surveys have technical standards and error tolerances and Colorado Land Surveyors follow the regulations established in the Colorado Revised Statutes.
- What are the qualifications of a Land Surveyor? A good Land Surveyor must be well rounded as their work will require them to be part Attorney, part Paralegal, part Archeologist, part Geologist, part Historian, part Mathematician, and part Consultant. Surveying is both an art and a science and the Land Surveyor must have a great ability to ascertain the intentions of prior surveyors and land owners alike. In Colorado, Land Surveyors are required to have a combination of education and experience as outlined in the Colorado Revised Statutes and be licensed by the state after passing 2 separate days of required examinations.
- Does Great Divide Consulting carry insurance? Yes, we are insured by The Hartford and proof of insurance can be requested by phone or email.
- What information do I need to have a survey performed? Although not much more than a name or an address is truly needed, the more information the client can provide the better. If easily available, the client should provide the Land Surveyor with any documents necessary to identify the ownership, location and condition of the property to be surveyed, including, but not limited to: deeds, maps, title information, and permits; and to obtain for the Land Surveyor the authorization of the owner to enter the property for the purpose of conducting the work.
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