Cadastral Surveys
A Comprehensive Range of Surveying Services

With more than thirty years experience and thousands of surveys completed successfully, D. S. Dorland Limited will deliver professional results for your projects and surveying requirements.

Below is a list of the cadastral surveys and services we offer.
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Surveyor’s Real Property Report

A Surveyor's Real Property Report, or SRPR, is a plan of survey that is accompanied by a written report and must be prepared by a licensed Ontario Land Surveyor.

It is prepared specifically to illustrate the position of buildings relative to the boundaries of a unit of land and shows other physical features such as driveways or fences located on or near the property limits. It also indicates registered encumbrances, such as easements on or immediately adjacent to the property.

A Surveyor's Real Property Report can be prepared for a dwelling under construction or an existing dwelling. The SRPR is current to the date of the survey, and can only be updated by the Survey Office that prepared the plan and report.

In a Real Estate transaction, a current SRPR provides the purchaser, the seller, the lending institution, the municipality, the realtor and all other parties to the transaction, with an accurate representation of the property prior to the purchase being completed.



Commercial: Surveyor's Real Property Report

A Commercial SRPR is similar to one prepared for a dwelling, with the difference being that every corner and/or bend of the property line must be monumented. A residential survey only requires 2 monuments be planted, or 1 monument if the dwelling is under construction.

A SRPR must be prepared by a licensed Ontario Land Surveyor.

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Boundary Markout Survey

A Boundary Markout Survey is a land survey performed by a field crew which involves locating and/or marking out the limits of a property. This survey can be specific to a particular lot line or lines.

A sketch outlining the boundaries surveyed and indicating the iron survey monuments and/or wooden stake markers found or planted at the property corners and/or along the limits of the property is only prepared upon the client's request. The sketch may also show the location of structures that encroach upon the boundary surveyed.

The sketch would also show any additional marking done with wooden stake markers.

A Boundary Markout Survey is essential prior to any construction. This includes, for example, building a fence, driveway or carport. The surveyor will accurately determine your property limits and can advise of easement locations. Using this information to ensure that you build on your own land can save you time, money and headaches in the future.

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Prestake Survey

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Design Lot Grading and Drainage Plan Survey

The purpose of this survey is to ensure that water drainage from your lot does not cause damage to your home or your neighbor's properties.

It may be necessary to acquire a Design Lot Grading and Drainage Plan when you apply for a building permit.

Also If you are intending to sever a portion of your property it may be a condition of the Planning Act Approvals that a Lot Grading Agreement be registered on title to your property and the Design Plan will form part of the agreement.

Depending on the specifications of the Municipality or other agency requesting the Design Lot Grading Plan, the survey could be related to a local value or may be tied into a Geodetic datum.

A field crew attends the property to measure the existing elevations and features on the subject and abutting lots. This information is then used to determine the grading of the lot to control water drainage on the property once construction is completed, and this is illustrated on the plan.

There may also be requirements to install culverts, or construct retaining walls, swales and/or other features that will control the drainage.

The plan is forwarded to the Municipality for review and approval prior to final submission.

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Land Development Services

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Asbuilt Lot Grading and Drainage Plan Survey

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Description Reference Plan Survey

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Site Plan

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Mining Claim Reference Plan

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Topographical Plan

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Condominium Plan

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Plan of Subdivision

M-plan (Registered in the Land Titles system)
Registered Plan (RP) (Registered in Registry system)


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CLSR

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