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Identifying Property Lines

By: Danny Lipford

There are several reasons when you need to know exactly where your property lines are located, such as putting up a fence, or creating new landscaping. You’ll want to find out what the local building codes are in relation to any construction, and you must locate your property line.

To determine this, you will need a licensed land surveyor, which you can find in the phone book. The surveyor will review the original tract maps filed with the County when your home was built, then use a variety of tools to measure the exact boundaries of your property. Then, they will mark your property by placing wood stakes in the four corners of your land.

If you’re just curious about finding your property lines without the expense of hiring a surveyor, you may be able to locate the four corners by using a metal detector to find the metal pegs that were originally installed to mark your boundaries.



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  • Wendy Fricks Says:
    September 8th, 2016 at 8:28 am

    The backyard, #1 fence is a metal stake with barbed wire, weeds are unbearable. #2 fence made out of wooden horse pasture fence they placed it 4 feet behind the #1 fence. Can they just leave that weed ridden metal stake fence, they only left the one metal fence that in my backyard they took down all the neighbors that stretches along the rest of the neighbors backyard?

  • Bill Davis Says:
    May 18th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I had my property surveyed sometime ago to keep my pesky neighbor from mowing on my side of the line. While I was not at home, he has pulled up all the stakes. I put steel steaks in the same holes, but as soon as he saw me leave my house, he again ripped up the stakes. He even threw on of them into my drive way. What kind of stakes can I put down that he cannot pull up.

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Identifying Property Lines