The Weber County Surveyor’s Office cannot perform property surveys on privately owned parcels of land unless ordered to do so by a court of law. It is the duty of the County Surveyor’s Office to perform or oversee the performance of all survey work for the county. This includes maintaining the county monument control networks, surveying county owned property, and the surveying of county owned property rights such as easements and rights-of-way. If your situation does not directly involve one of those county owned interests then the County Surveyor’s Office cannot get involved with the surveying you need to resolve your situation.
Property surveys of privately owned land can only be done by a privately practicing licensed land surveyor who is licensed to perform survey work in the state of Utah. There are many licensed land surveyors who offer their services for surveying in Weber County. The County Surveyor’s Office cannot recommend the services of any one surveyor over any other surveyor. We recommend locating a licensed land surveyor through the yellow pages of the phone book or google on the internet.
If you want to know if a survey has already been done on your property you can search your property in our Surveyor Interactive GIS map for surveys which have been performed and filed in the County Surveyor’s Office since 1987.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does a survey cost?
The cost of a survey can vary widely based on the facts of each particular situation. Some factors that may impact the price of a survey are:
- The physical location, size, and terrain of the property as well as the trees, buildings, and other obstacles on the land.
- The history (or lack of history) and accuracy pertaining to the deeds and occupation associated with the property and the adjoining properties.
- The availability of survey control in the area of the property.
One thing to keep in mind regarding the price of a land survey is that a title insurance company will charge at least 1% of the value of the property to insure to you that you own some property. All the liability of determining where that property is on the ground rests with the licensed land surveyor. In most cases you should count on paying your surveyor at least the same, if not double what you have paid your title insurance company.
As with most services, it is recommended that you seek at least three bids for the survey of your property.
I know a guy who had a surveying job once, can he survey my property?
Only a professional licensed land surveyor who is licensed to practice in the State of Utah can perform a survey in Weber County. You may check if someone is licensed or the license status of a professional licensed land surveyor through the Utah Division of Professional Licensing website.
I disagree with what a surveyor is telling me. What can I do about that?
Professional licensed land surveyors put their professional reputation and license on the line every time they determine a boundary location. Surveyor’s gather all the information available to discover the facts and apply the appropriate survey laws when making a boundary determination. A surveyor’s determination of a boundary location is rendered for both owners of land on either side of the boundary line and is made to locate the boundary as close to the correct position as is possible regardless of who is paying for the survey.
Occasionally, however, a surveyor may not discover important evidence that might influence or alter their boundary determination. If you believe this to be the case, we recommend that you discuss the evidence in question directly with the surveyor.
If you are unsure of what evidence exists or if you just don’t agree with the survey regardless of the evidence, you can always hire a land surveyor of your own choice to perform an independent boundary survey for a second opinion. The second surveyor will confirm the determination of the first or provide you with the evidence to refute the first surveyor’s determination.