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Q: Why Do I Need to Hire a surveyor?

A: Hiring a surveyor is necessary for accurately determining property boundaries, ensuring compliance with regulations, and providing valuable information for construction projects and land development. A professional surveyor can help protect your property rights and prevent costly legal disputes.

Q: I am selling, buying, or refinancing property. Why do I need a survey?

A: If you are using a loan in transaction, you may be required to have a survey performed on your property by a licensed surveyor for the State of Texas. The survey will show the boundary of the property as well as all permanent structures located on the property. The survey is for all parties to review before your transaction is completed so everyone knows what is included in the transaction.

Q: Do I need a survey for construction?

A: Yes. A construction survey is needed to acquire a building permit.

Q: Do I need a survey to put up a new fence?

A: Yes. The survey will show the fence company where the property lines are.

Q: Do I need a survey to plat or replat property?

A: Yes. You must have a current survey to incorporate the necessary data into a new plat for compliance with municipal regulations.

Q: If my property is in a flood zone, do I need flood insurance?

A: Yes, if your property is in a flood zone, flood insurance is required, and you will need an elevation certificate.



Michael Brown

Property Owner

I recently purchased a property in Houston and needed an as-built survey to ensure compliance with local regulations. South Texas Surveying provided exceptional service, quickly completing a detailed survey that highlighted all existing structures and improvements on the property. Their team was responsive, professional, and easy to work with. I highly recommend South Texas Surveying for any land surveying project.

Elizabeth Martinez

Project Manager

Our company needed construction staking services for a large commercial project in Texas. We chose South Texas Surveying based on their excellent reputation and were not disappointed. Their team was meticulous, efficient, and worked seamlessly with our construction crew. Their expertise greatly contributed to the success of our project, and we look forward to collaborating with them on future endeavors.

James Williams

Real Estate Developer

As a real estate developer in Houston, we have worked with South Texas Surveying on numerous projects, including ALTA/NSPS surveys. They consistently deliver accurate and timely results, ensuring our developments meet all regulatory requirements. Their professionalism and deep knowledge of the industry make them an invaluable partner in our development process.

Sarah Johnson


South Texas Surveying assisted us with a topographic survey for our new construction project. Their attention to detail and use of drones provided us with invaluable data that helped our architects and engineers design an optimized site plan. The level of expertise and quality of service they offer is fantastic. We will definitely work with them again for future projects in Texas.

Cole Freeman


We recently hired South Texas Surveying for a boundary survey on our property in Houston. Their team was incredibly professional, thorough, and efficient. They clearly explained the process and provided us with an accurate survey report that helped us resolve a dispute with our neighbor. We couldn't be happier with their service and highly recommend them for any land surveying needs.


More FAQs

What is land surveying, and why is it important? -

Land surveying is the process of measuring and mapping land to determine property boundaries, elevations, and other features. It is essential for legal compliance, construction projects, and property transactions. In Texas, land surveying is vital for managing property rights and resolving disputes.

What are the different types of land surveys available? +

Various types of land surveys are available, including boundary surveys, topographic surveys, construction staking, ALTA/NSPS surveys, Category 1A Surveys, and as-built surveys. In Texas, these surveys cater to different needs and provide essential data for land management and development.

How much does a land survey typically cost? +

The cost of a land survey typically depends on the property size, complexity, and survey type. In Houston and surrounding areas, prices can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. It's essential to obtain quotes from experienced land surveyors for accurate pricing.

How long does it take to complete the field work for a land survey? +

The time to complete a land survey depends on factors such as property size, terrain, weather, and survey type. In Texas, a land survey may take anywhere from a few hours to several days.

What should I expect from a professional land surveyor? +

From a professional land surveyor, you can expect accurate measurements, a detailed survey report, and compliance with Texas regulations and industry standards.

What is the difference between a boundary survey and a topographic survey? +

A boundary survey identifies property lines and corners, while a topographic survey maps the land's natural and man-made features. Both are crucial for land management in Texas but serve different purposes.

How does technology, like GPS and drones, improve the land surveying process? +

Technology like GPS and drones improves land surveying by providing precise measurements, faster data collection, and enhanced visualization. These advancements benefit land surveying services throughout Texas.

Do I need a land survey before buying or selling property? +

A land survey is recommended before buying or selling property in Texas to ensure accurate property boundaries and avoid potential disputes or legal issues.

How can a land survey help with construction projects and site development? +

Land surveys help with construction projects and site development by providing critical data, ensuring regulatory compliance, and guiding the design and construction process.

What are the legal requirements and regulations related to land surveying? +

Legal requirements and regulations related to land surveying in Texas include licensing, adherence to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors rules, and compliance with local zoning and building codes.

How often should I have my property surveyed? +

In Texas, property owners should consider having their property surveyed when buying or selling land, subdividing, or undertaking significant construction or development projects.

What qualifications should I look for when hiring a land surveyor? +

When hiring a land surveyor in Texas, look for qualifications such as state licensure, experience, and positive client testimonials.

How do I find a reliable and experienced land surveyor in my area? +

To find a reliable and experienced land surveyor in the State of Texas, ask for recommendations, read online reviews, and verify qualifications and licenses through the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Or just give us a call at (282) 699-8756.

What is the process of resolving boundary disputes through land surveying? +

Resolving boundary disputes through land surveying in Texas involves conducting an accurate survey, analyzing historical records, and consulting legal professionals to establish the correct property lines.

How does a land surveyor determine property lines and easements? +

A land surveyor determines property lines and easements by conducting a thorough survey, researching legal documents, and applying state and local regulations to ensure accurate results.

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