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How to Find Property Lines

By: Danny Lipford

“I’m putting a fence in my backyard and need to find my property line. How do I do that?” – Rick from Alabama

It’s important to know exactly where your property lines are before starting a construction project in your yard. Licensed land surveyors can be found in the phonebook to survey your property and mark the corners of your land. It may also be possible to use a metal detector to locate the original metal pegs that mark the corners of your property.


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  • Ms Yo Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I am a little dismayed that it took 24 days for someone other than Danny Lipford to describe the metal pipes to Ellen. It would be nice if finding it and digging down to it was shown on the video clip.

  • JoAnn Schmidt Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I need to put up a fence. I need to know my land lined, how do i do this. I have now extar money to waste but need a fence now… so how can i find out how to do this. thank you

  • Cathy Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    In my town they are hollow pipes about 1″ in diameter. They are usually down a few inches but some can be just below the surface. They may or may not have a cap on them.

  • Ellen Says:
    August 16th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    What do the metal pegs that mark the corners look like?

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How to Find Property Lines