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How Do I find my exact property lines?

I have my backyard completely fenced off, Would like to put a Fence up in the front.
  • August 04 2010 - Flowing Wells
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You can contact a surveyor to find your property line. Hopefully, they will not have to resurvey and can just use a metal detector to find the metal "pins" at the corners or your property. It a lot cheaper that way.

I think trying to contact your local code office here is also a good idea. Many cities have limits on front yard fence height and setbacks required from the street that backyard fences do not have. You should make sure the no sewer lines or buried power lines run under your proposed fence line. Most communities have a "call before you dig" service to mark them off for you so you can avoid them before your post holes go in.
  • August 05 2010
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Front yards usually face a public street. 
Streets are placed in public right of ways and range from 40', 50', 60' or so.
Determine which width is your street. At the center line measure carefully 1/2 the distance towards your house. You will have a rough but workable guideline of your front boundary. (also you can call your city office and ask the right of way width). There is also a expansion joint in the concrete drives at your front boundary line as well. Set your posts and go for it. Your local city building codes/zoning would probably assist at no charge since you are concerned about your front line. Side and back have similar methods but a surveyor  could set or find pins/rods etc for you.

Good Luck!

James Callas - Realtor®
  • August 05 2010
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Call a surveyor?
  • August 04 2010
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