FREE TENNESSEE PROPERTY IMAGES (SURVEYS) ONLINE
ONLY LICENSED SURVEYORS CAN VERIFY YOUR PROPERTY PINS AND PROPERTY LINES. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS A TOOL TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR PROPERTY LINES. ALL INFORMATION GATHERED FROM KGIS OR OTHER SOURCES MAY BE APPROXIMATE AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. THESE MAPS MAY BE INACCURATE, BE TAX MAPS, OR APPROXIMATIONS. DO NOT USE THIS AS AN ABSOLUTE. TO BE 100% ACCURATE YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LOCAL PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR!
ONLY A LICENSED SURVEYOR CAN VERIFY OR ESTABLISH YOUR PROPERTY PINS!
Where is your property line?
Is it where you cut the grass?
Over by the large tree?
What happens when you install your fence on your neighbors property?
Maybe the property line is on top of the berm between the houses. Don’t know where the lines are…get your free property survey on these links.
Now you have your survey, follow down below for explanation of the survey plat, plat maps, finding property pins, what pins look like.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? GET YOUR FREE PROPERTY SURVEY OFF THESE LINKS. DON’T KNOW HOW TO READ THE SURVEY? … SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR EXPLANATIONS ON HOW TO READ YOUR FREE PROPERTY SURVEY.
This in a representation free online (surveys) images and may not be accurate, official, and may represent approximations, or may be tax maps or property records.
This is for educational use only to assist you. We highly recommend that you contact a professional licensed surveyor. Only a professional licensed surveyor can verify your property pins. These professionals are trained to read, research and verify or establish your property pins.
Simply CLICK the link here, mouse over ONLINE TOOLS, drop down menu mouse and click KGIS MAPS. A new window appears, simply type in the address to look up the property image
survey. Tools on the page allow you to move around, zoom in, and print your page. You can always send the survey to you cell phone to carry with you at the property site.
If you don’t like to work with computers, you can always do it the old fashioned way. Go to the county courthouse, records department and ask for a copy of your specific survey filed with the county.
SUBDIVISION PLAT MAPS – THE BIG MAP OF MANY SURVEYS
How to interpret these images…not intended for professional use. Contact a licensed professional surveyor for accurate property pin locations.
In Knox County, Tennessee in newer subdivisions ( 20 years and newer) their is a PLAT MAP ( a survey map with the whole subdivision included). Some larger subdivisions may be on several plat maps and labeled accordingly, such as Sterchi Hills 1, Sterchi Hills 2, Sterchi Hills 3. Each individual subdivision may have it’s own identity and own HOA (homeowners association).
YOUR PROPERTY SURVEY MAP
PROPERTY PINS – COMMON PINS AND UNIQUE PINS
Now let’s look at your specific survey. It’s always a good idea to view the PLAT MAP reviewing your pins for UNIQUE PINS or COMMON PINS. Notice POINT A is the intersection of 4 property lots with one COMMON PIN for all 4 lots. Pin B is a Unique Pin and is 126.92′ away from PIN A. A common mistake is to find a pin and ASSUME it is a corner pin of your lot. On the back line of the property there is a middle pin on the straight line from A to B. It is the corner pin to the lot behind Lot 54. So if you are looking for your corner pins on the back line of LOT 54 from COMMON PIN A to UNIQUE PIN B IS 126.92′. If you locate a pin at 91.73′ across the back then add 35.19′ more to reach your other CORNER PIN. On the survey plat maps small distances (too small to print and read) are marked as a letter and defined as footage on the map legend. Example C=4.97′
Finally, Pin C separating the two lots is located by the road.
PROPERTY PINS – WHERE ARE THEY?
Pins can be difficult to locate even with a metal detector and a recent survey. We have found property pins 6″ under water, inside the water meter box, across the creek, you name it. Most pins are not real hard to find if you know where to look. For the front yard of most newer subdivisions, the county requires the developer to offset the property 25′ from the center of the street. This means that most subdivision streets are about 12′ from the center of the street to the curb, and about another 12′ from the curb to the property pin. THAT’s RIGHT! The first 12′ is the county property not your property. This way if the county ever needs to access the side of the road they can since they already own it!
What else is happening within this 12′ buffer off the curb before you own the property? UTILITIES run main lines here! Lines like gas mains, water mains, cable trunk lines, telephone trunk lines, ELECTRIC trunk lines, and FIBER OPTIC lines. So, before you dig, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS call 811 to have the underground utilities marked!
Front yard pins are usually about 12′ off the curb, and usually in the middle of the two water meter covers. You can also look about 12′ in off the curb and right around a telephone or electric pole.
PROPERTY PINS – WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Here is a great question…what do property pins look like? Is that the wood stake the builder set out at the corners of the yard? How about the big white pipe in the front yard?
Property pines can be marked with anything from wood stakes to orange flagging tape to red metal farm fence posts. OR NOT!!! Legally, only a LICENSED SURVEYOR can VERIFY and SET PINS on the property. What do they look like? They normally are 18″ pieces of rebar driven deep into the ground leaving only a couple of inches showing above ground. These metal rebar property pins could be dangerous if fallen on, so they should have a red or yellow plastic protective cap. The cap will also have identifying numbers imprinted. Much older property pins may be old pipe, old iron angle. Surveyors will note on the survey whether a new pin was installed or if the ORIGINAL IRON PIN was found.
So there you have it! Free property surveys for Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee and all of Tennessee A brief description of the different maps, different property pins, and where to look, and what the property pins look like. A great fence company should be able to provide you with a survey and locate most pins. After all, they are the professionals, and should make your life easier when dealing with fencing and the property lines.
One last thought to leave you with. Even though the fence company helps you locate your property pins, you are legally responsible for the location of the fencing, even if a mistake is made finding the pins. Just like an accountant doing your taxes, your are still the responsible party. If your fence company cannot with certainty locate the property pins, you may need to hire a surveyor to remark the property. Expect to pay about $300 to $500 for a new property survey. Most surveyors (original surveyor) will do this at no charge if the original survey is less than a year old. Here are the links again for finding your FREE TENNESSEE PROPERTY SURVEY.
KNOX COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
HAMILTON COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
DAVIDSON COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
SHELBY COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
RUTHERFORD COUNTY PROPERTY SURVEY (MURFREESBORO)
ALL OTHER COUNTIES PROPERTY SURVEY LINK
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