How can I locate my property corners?
Newer lots in the City often have buried metal “property irons” at the corner of lots. A rented metal detector can help you to locate those. Older lots created quite some time ago likely only have “property irons” if a past owner or adjacent owner hired a professional surveyor to establish them. You may have documentation from when you purchased your property regarding the lot dimensions of the property and perhaps showing a physical location of your garage or home. From this information, you can approximate where the property lines are. One good step to take from a time/cost/neighborly relations standpoint is to talk to your neighbor to find out where they believe the property line is.

The only way for a property owner to accurately determine where his or her property lies is to hire a Professional Surveyor. Surveying firms are listed in the Yellow Pages. The City does not have a Professional Surveyor on staff and is unable to locate property lines for residents.

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1. How do I know if the stop light has a problem, or if I am doing something wrong?
2. How can I locate my property corners?
3. Are the Cascade Avenue crosswalks really safe?
4. What's the difference between a Court and a Circle, or a Drive and a Road?
5. Are marked crosswalks safer than unmarked crosswalks?
6. Why are roundabouts used instead of a signal light?
7. Why can't we see through the roundabouts in River Falls?
8. Why doesn’t the city use Children at Play signs?
9. Why don't they put in more stop signs to reduce speeding?
10. How are speed limits set?