Roles and responsibilities: Land surveyors
General areas of responsibility
A practicing land surveyor provides:
- Property description evaluation and interpretation.
- Property line and corner locations.
- Horizontal and vertical control.
- Topographic data.
- Construction layout of projects where property boundaries, easements, or rights-of-way control the location and layout.
Subjects typically addressed by land surveyors
- The establishment, reestablishment, and recovery of land boundaries
- Writing, evaluation, and interpretation of legal descriptions, monuments, and corners
- The subdivision of land into lots, parcels, or tracts
- The establishment and measurement of a condominium
- Horizontal and vertical measurement, analysis, and adjustment
- Topographic measurement, mapping, and analysis
- Geodetic surveys, aquatic land surveys, and hydrographic surveys
- Research of written, physical, and parole evidence related to the interpretation of land descriptions and boundary locations.
Note: These examples are general guidelines, and shouldn't be considered all inclusive.
- Professional land surveyor defined: RCW 18.43.020 (2)
- Practice of land surveying defined: RCW 18.43.020 (5)