What is a subdivision survey?
A subdivision survey, also known as subdivision platting, is the process of splitting a tract of land into smaller parcels. The subdivision survey is completed when an owner desires to split a parcel of land into two or more parcels during a lot division. The governing jurisdiction determines the level of detail required in each survey outcome.
When a lot is divided, it is imperative that the newly formed lots meet both zoning and setback requirements. In other words, the new lots will both need to meet the minimum requirements for road frontage and square footage for their particular zoning district. Otherwise, the plan will be rejected.
What’s included in a subdivision survey?
A subdivision survey is a detailed analysis of the exterior boundaries of the land parcel you plan to divide. A subdivision survey is then followed by a topographic survey along with subdivision design and layout of the interior of the tract.
There are many different types of subdivision surveys including boundary surveys, land title surveys, construction surveys, location surveys, and more. Each subdivision survey shows the precise division of your land into individual lots. A subdivision plat will include every part of the property such as parks, flood zones, new roads, easements, etc.
What to look for in a surveyor for subdivision services?
When it comes to lot subdivision, you need a land surveyor who’s a true expert in requirements regarding the legal and safety aspects of dividing land parcels.
Choosing a certified surveyor ensures that you are working with a professional who is fully versed in zoning regulations in your area and knows all the potential trouble spots to investigate proactively before going through with a subdivision. Working with an experienced professional like Scalice Land Surveying helps you avoid mistakes so you can get things done quickly and correctly the first time, saving you time and money.
When considering potential companies to perform your subdivision survey procedure, look for surveyors who have a strong track record and an impressive portfolio of past work. Experienced surveyors will know exactly what to look for and be able to perform a comprehensive survey within a suitable time frame. At Scalice, our team members are a triple threat: certified, experienced, and able to demonstrate their survey work through extensive portfolios.
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Whether you’re subdividing in advance of selling a plot of land or to create additional properties on separate lots, you need a subdivision survey team you can trust. You need a team on your side that can look at a land plot map and instantly identify any potential problem areas that might arise upon dividing a lot.
With a collective 75 years of experience, our crews at Scalice Land Surveying are experts at surveying a lot for compliance with zoning, setback, road frontage, and square footing regulations. You can learn more about our subdivision surveys and the cost of a subdivision survey by requesting a free estimate from Scalice.
If you’re ready to move forward with your subdivision and property boundary survey, contact Scalice to get a free consultation and quote. Call us at (855) 476-4111 or request a quote online. Our expert team is standing by to help you move forward with your subdivision with true peace of mind.
What is the difference between a plat and a survey?
The difference between a plat and a survey is that a survey will show permanent home improvements or dwellings such as fences, sheds, pools, and driveways on the property.
A plat, however, is a plot of land which often covers more than one parcel of land. A plat is given to the town or city for public use/records. Whereas generally speaking a regular survey is for the homeowner’s use.
Do you provide subdivision platting services?
Yes. Scalice Land Surveying is pleased to offer experienced subdivision platting services throughout Long Island, New York, North Carolina, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, and Connecticut.
Our long-standing professional relationships and industry expertise allow us to provide comprehensive land platting services. When it comes to platted land for subdivisions, every detail counts. If you want your property development to run on schedule without serious setbacks, you must enlist the help of an experienced team.
Platted land services require detailed attention to several factors including government regulations, utilities, street design, access points, and more – each of which involves a specific protocol and documentation process. Any minor mistake can cost you time and money.
When you need subdivision platting done correctly the first time, you can count on Scalice Land Surveying to get the job done correctly and efficiently.
What is the difference between “metes and bounds” and “lot and block?”
“Metes and bounds” and “lot and block” are legal descriptions that help explain different properties:
- Metes and bounds is the measurement of the circumference of the property described in the legal description by using bearings and distances.
- Lot and block is to identify the individual lot and the block for the specific lot is included to provide more detail so you can find the location on a plat map. Plat maps are found through public records.
Why choose Scalice for subdivision land surveying?
Since our founding in 2013, our talented and experienced team has used cutting-edge equipment and technology to perform thorough yet efficient subdivision surveys at an excellent price point. Our surveyors use the most up-to-date tools the industry has to offer in our effort to exceed your expectations for your subdivision survey. If you’re looking for a subdivision survey company that offers white-glove customer service and never cuts corners, look no further than Scalice.
Our company’s founder, Michael J. Scalice, got his start in the surveying business as a boy working with his grandfather, Richard C. Drake PLS, during the summers. A full-time land surveyor since 2000, Scalice is a licensed professional New York State land conveyor with vast experience in every aspect of land surveying.
With dedicated crews of licensed professionals, we stay current with the latest regulations for property ownership, subdivision, and construction. Our family-owned-and-operated land surveying company has successfully completed over 6,000 land surveys.
When you choose Scalice as your subdivision survey company, you can rest assured that you’re working with land survey experts. Please contact us at 631-957-2400 for a free quote!