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Does a survey plan expire after a period of time?

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A: A survey plan is a snapshot of a property that is current as of the date the fieldwork was done and the title information researched by the surveyor. To be considered up-to-date, a survey plan must comply with current professional standards and legislation. It must also reflect any changes that may have occurred on the land and illustrate current registry office title information.

Nevertheless a survey plan does not expire. There are situations where the fences and building locations shown on older plans have not changed, but it is still prudent to confirm the information. Surveyors are constantly reviewing older survey plans as these plans provide indispensable evidence for the location of boundaries.  If you have an existing survey plan and need help understanding it we recommend contacting the surveyor that originally created it or you can always speak to an Ontario Land Surveyor at PYB.