How to hire a land surveyor?

A land surveyor is an individual with the important task of verifying property lines so that you don’t build anything where you are not allowed to. To make these verifications, surveyors go out into the field to search for original property markers on the land (these are usually underground and contain details about who originally surveyed the land).

Land surveyors also do a lot of measurements and calculations around the property and the neighborhood. Plus, they search for and review city, county and state property records.


You should consider whether you want to hire an independent land surveyor or a larger company to do the work. Both options are fine depending on what type of work you need done. An independent land surveyor might charge less, but they might be overbooked to take on your job anytime soon.

A land surveying company, on the other hand, may be able to get to you sooner—but their prices could possibly be higher since they provide an entire team.

Insurance generally is not a requirement for land surveyors, although some choose to have it anyway. If they do, it is likely liability insurance or perhaps errors and omissions insurance.


As a result of more than 20 years of experience in surveying, Principal Meridian Surveying, Inc. is your South Florida survey expert. We are located in West Palm Beach, Florida and service the areas between Port St. Lucie, Florida and Miami, Florida. Centrally located, where YOU need us.

Principal Meridian Surveying, Inc. has been the premier surveyor in South Florida since 1994. We take pride in every survey we deliver to our clients. How do we achieve this? By providing exceptional service, industry-leading quality of work, and competitive pricing. Our surveyor team is the best in South Florida.

Contact us today or order a survey now to find out how our team can go to work for you!