Are Past House Surveys Recorded in Public Records?

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To have a house surveyed is to have someone come in and mark out the exact dimensions of your property. If you recently bought a new home, you can look up past surveys that have been performed.

The Survey

If there have been surveys done for your property, they have been recorded and filed with your county clerk. County records are public and contain not only the survey, but the deed and prior sales history.

Online Records

Many public records can be found online, saving you a trip to the county clerk. Search public records for your county, then for your town. Type in the address and specify land surveys. You can find the records for free if your county has put them online.



A past land survey will need to be obtained if you are buying or selling a property. You will also need a land survey if you do not know the exact dimensions of your property.



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