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Dick Crosby
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Username: Dickc

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 - 11:47 am:   

If I know that the Right of Way for the street is 50 feet, can I measure 25 feet from the center of the street in order to locate a close location to the stake marking the corner of the property?

How deep might the stake be buried if the home was built in 1999?

Perry Harts, Moderator
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Post Number: 184
Registered: 06-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 10:43 am:   

Yes this is generally true. Most subdivisions are controlled from the centerline of the streets and most Right of Way’s are based off of the centerline of the street. The problem is streets are not always laid out exactly on the centerline. Typically property corners are marked with iron pins(e.g. ˝ rebar) or iron pipe. The pins are typically from 1 to 12 inches below the surface but could have possibly been knocked out during construction. They are tied with colored flagging so if you see flagging, you are getting close. When someone closes on property, they are typically given a property survey or deed description or plat with their lot and block referenced on the plat. Dimensions and bearings are called out on these drawings to guide you to find the evidence. The best thing to do is to hire a surveyor to find the property corners.

Dan Franke, R.P.L.S.

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