A Land Survey Plat is a survey to establish the boundaries of a parcel using its legal description which involves finding or setting property corners. A map or plat is then drafted from the fieldwork to provide a representation of the parcel surveyed, an explanation of how the property corners were established, and an illustration of all encroachments and conflicting boundary evidence.
Land Survey Plats are typically performed to obtain building permits, to resolve property disputes, and for building fences. Easements may also be located, if requested, with this type of survey. It may also be coupled with a topographic and easement survey to achieve a more comprehensive picture of the property.