Surveyor

Overview

Per Colorado's Constitution and Revised Statutes, the County Surveyor is an elected official who is currently licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Colorado.

A Professional Land Surveyor’s license for the State of Colorado is earned through years of education and experience, and the individual must meet rigorous qualifications as defined in CRS 12-25-214. Successful completion of a series of licensing examinations is required, as well.

Licensure of Professional Land Surveyors is overseen by the State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Jason Emery is the elected Boulder County Surveyor.

Land Surveyor’s Corner

Professional Land Surveyor Responsibilities

The Professional Surveyor roles and responsibilities are to:

  • Review your deed along with other evidence and render a professional opinion as to the locations and any conflicts of the boundaries of your land.
  • Set monuments at your property corners and mark them so they can be easily found and identified.
  • Keep an accurate record of all services performed and measurements obtained.
  • Identify and advise you of any apparent defect in your land description or evidence of conflict of ownership and/or use.
  • Prepare a plat or map of your property indicating boundary measurements, the monuments found and placed, and the calculated area.
    • Provide the client with copies of these maps bearing the Professional Land Surveyor's signature and seal.
      Copies of these maps will also be filed in the County Records where the land is located. This will ensure that the plat or map is available for public inspection.

In addition, a Professional Land Surveyor is qualified to:

  • Create a property description for all new parcels or any existing parcels that may have a defect.
  • Appear in court as an expert witness concerning real property ownership, location or use.
  • Assist you in the planning and layout of the Lots, Blocks, Streets, Easements, etc. in a new subdivision.

When to Undertake a Land Survey

A land survey is performed for the purpose of determining boundaries and corners of a parcel of land through:

  • Research & Analysis
  • Locating
  • Describing
  • Monumenting
  • Mapping

A survey may also include mapping of the topography of the parcel as well as the location of buildings or alterations upon the parcel. See Land Survey Plat Deposit Form.


Contacts

Boulder County Surveyor

Email
Main: 303-443-3616

Mailing Address

Jason Emery
Boulder Land Consultants Inc.
PO Box 19254
Boulder, CO 80308
www.bouldercounty.org/lu

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