Boundary surveys may be required in the Napa area when a fence is built between properties, to establish setback lines, to accurately determine the perimeter of a development area, for lot line adjustments, locating structures on parcels, or to establish the extent of right-of-ways and easements. The process determines and relates the deed lines to physical features on the ground. When parcels of land are established, they are typically created using various methods to describe their position on the Earth’s surface. It is the job of our surveyors to re-establish these parcels in accordance to how they were first established, subsequently exposing any discrepancies that may exist between deed lines (what is owned in accordance to a title) and lines of occupation. Part of our land surveying services at Cinquini & Passarino is to research public records in addition to any previous surveys or maps, and provide the client with resolution drawings. This allows us to create a Record of Surveys, which has two subdivisions: Parcel Maps (minor subdivision) or Final Maps (major subdivision).
Boundary surveys in Napa and throughout California have specific administrative requirements. If a survey determines that the boundary lines for a parcel of land has not been previously surveyed, if the previous survey is determined to have a discrepancy, or if corner monumentation (such as iron pipes) is inaccurately documented on a Record of Survey, Parcel Map, or Final Map; Cinquini & Passarino will correct this as part of our land surveying services. We will file a new Record of Survey with the County Surveyor per Section 8762 of the Business and Professions Code, State of California. Furthermore, if corner monumentation is merely replaced per a previous survey, but enough original monumentation is found in agreement with previous mapping, we will be required to file a Corner Record with the County Surveyor per Section 8773 of the Business and Professions Code, State of California.
The cost for boundary surveys, topographic surveys, construction staking and laser scanning in Napa can vary greatly depending on the style of legal description that created the original parcel and the existing terrain. For example, areas that are hilly or densely vegetated can be more difficult to survey than open areas due to limited site distances, typically resulting in a higher cost. Cinquini & Passarino utilizes state of the art equipment such as robotic total stations and GPS to reduce the cost for our clients.