Northland Fence Explains How to Find Property Lines
Northland Fence Ramsey, a locally owned and family-run fencing company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is revealing how clients can determine their property lines for the perfect fence installation.
Property lines have been a part of urban and rural planning in the United States for a long time. In most cases, local government bodies keep detailed records of property lines as a part of the property transaction, with documentation for the underlying land changing hands going back several decades or even centuries.
For some properties, property lines might be demarcated using cornerstones or natural markers such as trees and rocks. However, regardless of the method used, they can’t be changed without a proper purchase or exchange between the owners of the neighboring properties.
On its website, Northland Fence details three simple ways to determine where exactly the property lines lie. First, property owners can check with the county’s Recorder Office or Assessor’s Office. Their role is to maintain permanent public records of property transactions and are the first recommended course of action to find out the extent of residential or commercial property.
Assessor’s Offices have physical copies of the plats, maps that show the divisions of the plots of land, in the county. In some areas, this information may already have been digitized and made freely available to be browsed online. Finally, if working with the Assessor’s Office doesn’t yield results, homeowners can always hire a surveyor to make precise measurements to find out the exact location of the property’s boundaries and to determine who owns what.
Why a homeowner should know their property lines can be especially important when wanting to add anything to a property like a new shed, a pool, or even a fence. It's important for homeowners to know the laws regarding where a person can build as, in most cases, one must do so within their own property.
Some counties may have laws governing how close fencing can be placed to a property line. Northland Fence also recommends avoiding building fencing on the easement, the part of the property that might be utilized or accessed by those who don’t own the property and as such can be reclaimed by the local body for adding infrastructure such as power lines, telephone lines, or sewage drains.
With over 15 years of experience in the fencing industry, Northland Fence has already helped several property owners find out where their property ends, helped them determine the specific property lines, and installed fences that fully respect those boundaries. The company’s fencing services can help homeowners boost their curbside appeal, enhance their home’s security, get more privacy, and mark their property lines.
The spokesperson for Northland Fence Ramsey talks about the homeowner’s role in finding property lines by saying, “Though we can point you in the right direction based on our experience, ultimately, the responsibility of locating the property lines for a fence installation lies with you, the customer. We suggest openly and honestly communicating with your neighbors throughout the installation as it is the best way to prevent disputes. As long as you make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding where the fencing will be installed, you can enjoy all its benefits without concerns. For any more questions, you can always contact us and we will be happy to guide you.”
Since it was established in 2004, Northland Fence has earned the love and trust of Minnesota residents who praise the company’s wide range of fencing options, affordable pricing, quick and hassle-free installations, and customer service. The company even boasts a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 rating on its Google Business Profile from over 140 reviews. Moreover, in 2022, Northland Fence was a gold winner for the Star Tribune's reader’s choice for Minnesota's best fencing company.
The company offers customers a choice between several materials including chain link fences, vinyl fences, and ornamental wrought iron fences. Some of the benefits of working with Northland Fence include its 10-year labor warranty, a limited lifetime material warranty on vinyl fencing, and a 15-year material warranty on ornamental steel fencing.
Readers in Ramsey and Apple Valley can contact Northland Fence at (763) 265-7180 to find out more about the company’s wide range of fencing materials and its services and to book an appointment.
For more information about Northland Fence Ramsey, contact the company here:
Northland Fence Ramsey
6390 McKinley St NW, Suite 150
Ramsey MN 55303