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    To find out the exact location of my property lines? Surveyor? Property tax department? Who?

    I have an improvement location Certificate from 1999, but I was told I can't go by that.

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    Here in Canada you would have to call a surveyor for that information. They would come and mark your property line for you accurately. Put in stakes as to where it is.

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    Your abstract should have the exact property lines in it, or at least ours does.

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    My ILC has it but I don't know if that's an abstract or not...

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    I would start by calling the city tax office. They should know who to talk to if they don't handle that.
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    An abstract is a legal document that contains all the history of your property. We received ours after we bought our house nad it's actually pretty cool. It dates back to the 1800s, has all sorts of amazing little tidbits in it.

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    Here we can go to the Assessors Office. They should have all you need.

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    You should be able to go to a title company in your county and get the deed to your property. It will show the property lines on the deed. To get a more accurate location of the property lines, you could use a surveyor, but that could be expensive.
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    Your Deed & Tax assessment will probably tell you the size measurements for your property. But to know exactly where the lines are you will need to have your property surveyed. I just recently had this done. It is hard to know where to begin to measure, if you just have the measurements. I was surprised because, on the side that I thought I had more yard I didn't there was a easement for a street, so that pushed my line over and I owned much more on the other side of my house. If you are going to build a structure or fence I would get surveyed. But it is expensive, mine was a easy job,(2 town lots, that are square) and they had already been in the general area, however it still cost $700, would have normally been close to $1000

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    If you are in a recently developed area there could still be posts on the corners, marking your property lines. If so, check around where you think the edge/corners of your property lines are........they will usually be small metal posts (about 1/2 inch diam) and sticking up anywhere from 3 to 7 inches....it varies. I found only one of mine on one corner.

    If you are in an older area.....wellllllll...they disappear over the years.

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    old neighborhood, we built the house new. the property used to belong to a neighboring property, was cut in half and sold to us....the owner is dead now who sold it to us

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    We had our property surveyed when we bought it, but it was strictly a paper survey so we didn't exactly know where the lines were. When we bought the lots next door we had a line survey done and new stakes were put in the ground. In other words we had to hire our own surveyor to do the job for us...cost us $600.

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    Your deed or sales agreement on the house should reference a map, which you can find at the registry of deeds. It's certainly less expensive than hiring a surveyor.

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    tax assessor go to: realmarketing.com it shows all of the tax assessments throughout the country. I do not know if you live in US but that is who this is for.

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