Location of Physical Features


Surveyor's like to call these physical feature dimensions the ""ties"". They are descriptive notes provided in short form notation (abbreviations) throughout the plan that reference an existing structure (usually buildings, fences, enclosures, retaining walls, etc.) in form of measured distance relative to the property line or boundary corner. Watch for abbreviations if structures are (n) north; (e) east; (s) south; or (w) west of boundary line.


Highlights distance from boundary to key structures on the subject and adjoining properties including building corners, fences, and retaining walls.

Why is this important?

This provides key measurements for the property. The distances ("ties") to the boundary assist owners in determining where the fence or other physical structures along the boundary lie. Is anything encroaching?