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Legal Description

A legal description is the method used to describe a particular parcel of land. Legal descriptions uniquely describe only the subject area, without ambiguity. CDI has completed over 100 legal descriptions for our clients.

The most common methods of describing land are:

  • By reference of distance from a known line of location and bearing to a parallel line, and the section, township, and range. This is referred to as a footage description.

  • By reference to a lot and/or a block within an existing platted subdivision

  • By a combination of methods

Contact Civil Design Inc today for all of your land surveying needs!