Peter Nolan & Associates LLC
Civil Engineering Consultants / Land Surveyors/ Land Planners 
80 Jewett St. Suite 2
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 857-891-7478


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 Peter Nolan & Associates LLC Are Capable of Providing the Following Services    



We Provide:

Residential and Commercial Property Surveys & Civil Engineering for:


Utility & Site Design

Plot Plans

Setting property markers and staking property lines

Home additions and building permits

Land swaps

Property line/Boundary disputes (including encroachments/trees/easements etc)

Topographic surveys

Wetland and conservation resource areas 

Residential subdivision and development

Commercial Site Design

Local "Approval Not Required Plans" (Form A)

Erosion Control Design

Title V septic repair design

Sanitary Sewer Design

Sewerage Lift Station Design

Subsurface Sewage Disposal

Massachusetts Land Court Plans/Applications

Elevation certificates – FEMA

Mortgage Inspection Plot Plans...


Peace of mind



Other services provided by our expert Design Team include over 10 years experience in Massachusetts in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering & Architectural Design, please call or email for more information and for referrals.....




Coverage Survey

A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and

lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.

Boundary Survey

A survey for the purpose of locating the corners, boundary lines and/or easements of a given parcel of land. This involves record  and fieldboundary research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act.

Site Planning Survey

A combination of boundary and topographic surveys for preparation of a site plan to be used for designing improvements or developments

Topographic Survey

A survey locating topographic features - natural and man made -

such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams,

contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a

governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or

architects for design of improvements or developments on a site.

Subdivision Survey

The subdivision of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing

monumentation and survey data on a map, in conformance with

local ordinances and the Subdivision Map Act.

Control Survey

Precise location of horizontal and vertical positions of points forimage004

use in boundary determination, mapping from aerial photographs,

construction staking, and other related purposes.

Court Exhibit Survey

Analysis of various legal descriptions and survey maps; field

locating of record, existing monuments, and physical features;

and mapping showing this information for the purpose of

presenting a visual exhibit to be used in a courtroom.

Construction Survey

Construction staking to establish the correct location of structures shown on improvement plans for constructing roads, pipelines, building, etc.



Most Surveyors use electronic distance and angle measuring

equipment, as well as the traditional transit and tape. Modern

computer systems aid in efficiently gathering measurements and

in evaluating all collected evidence required to perform the

survey. Global Positioning Systems (G.P.S.) or "satellite surveying"

can provide greater accuracy and efficiency for some surveys.

The Land Surveyor takes pride in using these instruments and

computers to perform land surveys efficiently, accurately, and

cost effectively.



Will a Land Surveyor tell me what I own?

No. It is your responsibility to furnish the Surveyor with a legal

description, current title report, or policy concerning the parcel that

you want surveyed. The Surveyor will then locate the property on

the ground, and provide you with a record of survey map showing

the results of the survey.



Will I be shown if there are any encroachments on the property?


Yes, if you instruct the Land Surveyor to show encroachments in the area of concern to you.

Will I be shown if there are any easements on my property?

Yes, if you instruct the Surveyor to do so, and provide a current title

report or title policy to use for this purpose. The Surveyor will supply

a map, plat, or exhibit showing this information.

How will I be shown what has been surveyed?

Corners of the property will be marked with stakes, pipes, orfounda

other such monuments with the Professional Land Surveyor's

license number indicated thereon. The corners on the parcel will

be pointed out to you, if requested. A record of survey or corner

record will be filed when these monuments are set, indicating

dimensions of property lines, monuments, and other relative data

as required by the Land Surveyors Act, the client, or others.


Why are there conflicting boundary and easement lines?

It is often true that boundary disputes and overlaps are a result

of legal descriptions which were originally written and recorded

without the benefit of the services of a Professional Land

Surveyor. It is important to have these lines properly described..



The cost for most land surveying work is determined, based on the following variables:




 Record Search

This varies by (a) the number of parcels involved; and (b) the

number of past transactions. (This necessary step is complicated

by the casual manner in which land transactions have been

handled in the past, resulting in many vague, incomplete, and

often contradictory legal descriptions and land records).

Size and Shape of Property

An irregularly shaped parcel has more corners to monument

and a longer boundary than a rectangular parcel containing

the same area.

Sectionalized Survey Work

This could require the survey of the entire section (640 acres +)

in which the land being surveyed lies, regardless of the area of

the parcel. In some cases, a survey of more than one section is

required, depending on the location of the parcel in question in

relation to the sections shown on the government plat.

Terrain & Vegetation

A level parcel of land is easier to survey than a mountainous parcel.

Interference with lines of sight and accessibility complicate field work.

Amount of Existing Evidence on the Property

Existing evidence such as iron, wood, or stone monuments, old

fences, and occupation lines, witness trees, etc., aid the

Surveyor. Their absence may compound difficulties involved in

retracing boundaries.

Local Knowledge of Property

Someone pointing out accepted occupation lines and

monumentation is a considerable aid to the Surveyor.

Abutter Difficulties

When neighbors are cooperative, an otherwise difficult or

impossible boundary line location may be established by

boundary line agreement.