Surveying your land determines the exact borders and space on your property. It’s possible to survey your land yourself, but to determine the area of your property for any legal discrepancies, you must be licensed by the state. The easiest method is to hire a surveyor to survey your land for the most accurate results. If you survey the land yourself and make a mistake by building on your neighbor’s property, you’d have nothing to back up your claim in court because you’re not legally licensed to survey land.
Find a land surveyor in your area by going to the surveying companies website in the Resources section at the end of this article. Click on your state to see a list of surveying companies in your area.
Get more than one estimate. Make sure to find out how long the surveying will take, and don't always go with the cheapest estimate.