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Title Companies

Title companies count on our surveys to ensure there are no encroachment issues that could jeopardize property ownership at mortgage closings. They use our boundary surveys to guarantee that new developments won't encroach on neighboring properties. And the results of our title surveys offer buyers the reassurance that neighboring properties have not encroached onto the property they're purchasing. This assurance is critical in maintaining a clear title and avoiding potential future land disputes.


Before construction begins, homeowners rely on our land surveyors to conduct a thorough site analysis of their property’s existing features to determine the optimal placement of new construction. After construction is completed, we perform as-built surveys to confirm that the new building features match the intended design and are in the correct positions. This final survey is crucial for documentation, legal purposes, and potential future projects.

For anyone buying or selling a property, an updated survey helps to accurately represent a property features and boundaries, aiding both parties in understanding what precisely is being transferred.

Lenders often require up-to-date surveys to issue title insurance. We provide that information, as well.

We also help prevent uncertainty by accurately determining and marking the exact boundaries of a property, delineating precisely where the client’s land ends and their neighbors’ land begins.

For zoning compliance, our surveys ensure that homeowners' property plans and projects adhere to local zoning regulations, helping to avoid potential legal and construction-related issues.

Our topographical data informs landscaping, grading, and drainage planning, providing valuable information about a property’s natural features and contours.

New! Homeowners use our 3D Laser Scanning Services to generate floor plans and visualize home improvement projects that make the most of their renovation or addition plans.


Precise property boundaries enable engineers to know the exact locations within which their engineering projects must be contained. Elevation information is crucial for designing proper foundations, drainage systems, and grading plans that promote water flow and stability.

TC Merritts delivers this vital information and more. Our stakeout guidance marks the precise locations for construction based on the engineering plans helping to ensure the actual construction matches the intended design. For design and data planning, the data our land surveyors collect delineates the foundation location for engineering design and planning work, helping engineers make informed decisions and create effective designs.

New! Engineers use our 3D Laser Scanning Services to conduct detailed surveys of infrastructure, such as bridges and roads, for maintenance and inspection.


Our precise measurements of a property’s dimensions and restrictions provide architects with the site measurements they require to ensure their designs fit within the available space. They also use our accurate building dimensions to understand a site’s dimensions, layouts, and relationships with other structures.

And to facilitate the creation of designs that integrate seamlessly with the terrain, our detailed topographical data pinpoints the geography of a land’s natural features, such as slopes and elevation contours.

New! Architects use our 3D Laser Scanning Services to capture as-built data of existing structures with high precision and detail.

Real Estate Developers

Real estate developers count on TC Merritts Land Surveyors to facilitate site development through precise topographical mapping, expert identification of underground utilities and accurate construction staking.

Engineering Design

For over 40 years, we have worked closely with civil engineers to clearly identify the existing “as-built” conditions that can impact a project’s engineering design, including:

  • Establishing perimeters of the site
  • Buildability
  • Identifying location of electrical, gas, sewer and water utilities
  • Site access
  • ADA compatibility
  • Detecting evidence of potential adverse impacts from adjacent properties
Construction Staking

Rough Grade Staking – Our work enables contractors to grade and prepare slopes, building outlines, parking lots, roadways, and other factors essential to the rough grading of a site.

Site Layout Staking – We provide the services needed for staking underground and above ground features, including:


  • Sanitary sewer lines & storm drain lines – Field verification ensuring no interference between sewer and storm drain pipes with other underground utility pipes; validation of correct tie-in points
  • Water lines – To ensure the flow of water or gas is not affected by other underground utilities
  • Electrical, telephone, and cable lines – Optimizing protection and supporting engineering plans by staking utility lines and noting proper depths for placement of additional utilities

Above ground

  • For precise placement of columns, building walls, electrical and/or other utilities
  • Staking for fire hydrants, curbs and gutters, walls/planters, catch basins, drains, etc.
  • Paving support staking

Our certifications assure compliance with the design standards of state and local agencies. We also provide the services needed to ensure ADA-compliant accessibility.

Environmental Organizations

TC Merritts Land Surveyors supports the protection and conservation of natural resources by delivering accurate information about a particular area of land and its features.

Environmental Impact Assessments: 

Our ability to precisely map and measure land features helps developers in creating plans that minimize environmental impact, protect sensitive areas, and identify areas that may be at risk of environmental damage.

Mapping and Monitoring: 

The information gained from our mapping and monitoring surveys can be used to track changes in an ecosystem over time so that strategies can be developed to protect natural resources.

Land Use Planning: 

We assist organizations in preserving natural resources by identifying areas of high biodiversity, mapping flood zones, and providing information that ensures development projects comply with environmental regulations.

Boundary Disputes: 

Our surveying data helps resolve boundary disputes that may arise over the boundaries of wetlands, protected areas, and other areas designated for preservation.


With decades of experience in performing land surveys for towns, cities and villages across New York and Connecticut, TC Merritts Land Surveyors has helped many municipalities in achieving their goals in land development, infrastructure planning, and environmental protection.

We understand that in addition to providing accurate current data, municipal surveying must consider the relationship with local citizens, plans for future development, and other potential issues and changes.

Our surveys are subject to exacting horizontal and vertical controls, enabling precise and dependable triangulation between carefully selected benchmarks.

Through our services, municipalities can:

  • Determine legal ownership and boundaries of land parcels
  • Ensure projects comply with local planning codes and guidelines
  • Count on accurate data for the design and construction of roads, buildings, utilities, and other infrastructure
  • Identify and protect natural and cultural resources (e.g., waterways, wetlands, historic sites, and habitats)
  • More efficiently and effectively manage land use, zoning, taxation, and environmental policies
  • Right of Way surveys and infrastructure studies to supply detailed information on existing conditions.

Read what our clients are saying about us

  • Anthony Traymore
    Totally professional operation and excellent customer service. Brendan did a terrific job for us. Highly recommended! We went to TC Merritts again for a survey of the house we are purchasing. They fit us in quickly despite a jammed schedule and did a magnificent job again! They are the best!
    Anthony Traymore
  • Julian Staller
    TC Merritts has been our go-to for surveying for a couple years now and they are always prompt and professional. Very happy to have made the connection.
    Julian Staller
  • Sheri Lyn
    Timely, reasonably priced, and very nice people to work with. They answered all my questions promptly and made a genuine effort to get us our survey as soon as they could. I had a great experience!
    Sheri Lyn
  • Matt Barbera
    Great all around experience with TC Merritts. Had to complete a survey on a property we're purchasing and were working with a very tight timeline - TC Merritts was able to accommodate the expedited request and deliver a high quality work product. Great customer service throughout as well - responsive and helpful. Thank you!
    Matt Barbera
  • Stefan Martinovic
    Used Merritts multiple times, they always do a great job and are very quick!
    Stefan Martinovic
  • Tanmay Manohar
    We needed to complete a land survey for our home purchase and TC Merritts were absolute professionals! Michelle was wonderful to work with, and the survey team completed the survey, staking the properly, and sent us our report speedily within a week. I would highly recommend TC Merritts!
    Tanmay Manohar
  • Bruce Fiorito
    I have been a very satisfied customer of TC Merritts for over 30 years doing many projects,some extremely trying slopes and vegetation. Great communication and workmanship thoughout the years. They are the best!
    Bruce Fiorito