Cadastral (Legal) Surveying

Cadastral Surveying

The practice of cadastral surveying, as defined in Section 1 of the Surveyors Act, means " … advising on, reporting on, conducting or supervising the conducting of surveys to establish, locate, define or describe lines, boundaries or corners of parcels of land or land covered with water;" The licensed Ontario Land Surveyor provides a professional opinion on the location of boundaries, using historical research, a knowledge of statute and common law, and the latest technology in measurement and data processing.

Only licensed members of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors can carry out cadastral (legal boundary) surveys in the Province of Ontario.

Cadastral surveyors produce several types of survey plans, which are explained in detail in the Boundaries and Your Land section of this web site.