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When you are thinking about doing some outside remodeling, like putting up a new fence , it is important to know where your property lines are. This can help you avoid any disputes with your neighbors and prevent you from overstepping your boundaries. Read on if you need help in determining the property lines for your home.

Online Research

In some cases, you may be able to locate your property lines simply by looking online. Look up the website for your local assessor and see if there are mapping tools available. Often times the maps will display the local area including property lines and landmarks. You can then determine where your boundary lines are by measuring distances from these landmarks as shown on the maps.

Deeds and Property Survey

Another way you can determine your property lines is by looking at the deed to your house. The deed describes your property lines and, like the online maps, acknowledges landmarks for reference points. Find each point on your property as described by your deed and mark it with a cone, stake, or other place marker. Once you have marked each point, measure the distances between each marker; this will help you to ensure that they accurately represent your property lines as outlined in the deed. You can use a similar method when looking at your property survey. Your survey will contain the distance between your home, the property line, and the street, so you can determine your property lines visually this way as well.


Your county recorder or county assessor should have publicly available maps that detail the property lines in your area. Ask for a copy of any map showing your neighborhood and use it to visually determine your property lines when you return to your home.

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