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Versatile surveys for lands, easements, and subdivisions

Land surveys are used for a variety of purposes. Southern Colorado Surveying can assist you in several ways by surveying your land, including:


• To establish or re-establish boundaries on a tract of land

• To recover or sete new boundary monuments

• To write descriptions of the property to accurately describe a tract of land

• To define the area of a tract of land

• To discover conflicts with adjacent properties


Contact us today and find out more about all the ways we can help you with our surveying services.

Basic survey procedures:

Research: We perform a meticulous search for any documents such as deeds, surveys plats, highway right-of-way maps, Bureau of Land Management plats, monument records, etc.


Field survey: Evidence is gathered such as existing monuments, possession lines, and any specific features that could be seen as the boundary line.


Boundary line determination: Once all the evidence is evaluated, the surveyor will decide on the location of the survey boundaries. Existing corners may be accepted or rejected, based on legal principles, evidence, and research.


Staking: Any missing corner monuments are set.


Survey plat: A survey plat is drafted that will reflect the results of the survey.


Recording: The plat will be deposited or recorded with the Clerk and Recorder's Office in the applicable county.

Subdivision surveys

Counties have been required to adopt subdivision regulations [CRS 30-28-133, et seq.] and they have been optional for municipalities [CRS 31-23- 214, et seq.] since 1972.


As defined in CRS 30-28-101 (10) for counties and CRS 31-23-201 (2) for municipalities, the term "subdivision" includes any parcel of land that is to be used for condominiums, apartments, or any other multiple dwelling units, or one that is divided into two or more parcels unless specifically excluded in the same section.


Any division of land resulting in parcels of 35 acres or more is specifically excluded from the definition of subdivision within counties. CRS 30-28-103, et seq. authorizes counties to regulate their land use through zoning.

Land divisions fall under one of three categories:

Depending on the county, a division of land could be exempt from subdivision regulation for many reasons, including: a single division of land, replats for land exchanges, hardships, court-ordered divisions, transfers to family members, and per CRS 30-28-133, divisions of 35 acres or more.

Subdivision exemption

Minor subdivision

Major subdivision

A division of land that creates 2 to 4 tracts of land.

A division of land that creates 5 or more tracts of land.

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