A survey (accompanied with a legal description of the property) is a formal certified document that defines the boundaries of a parcel of property. It is performed by a registered land surveyor, and must contain a formal stamp or seal from the surveyor. A survey of your property must be completed before you apply for your well and sewage permits.
You need to have a survey performed to ensure that your proposed water supply or sewage treatment system is actually on your property. Your Sanitarian will use the survey as a reference guide throughout the permitting and inspection process.
You must have your property surveyed if:
Your property is less than 10 acres; OR
The test holes are near an existing or proposed property line; OR
The Sanitarian determines it is necessary to ensure the entire water supply or sewage system is located on the property.
You will not need to have a survey performed if your property is part of a recorded subdivision or site condo.