The staking out is a set of operations carried out by the land surveyor in order to indicate, by means of markers, a professional opinion regarding the boundaries of a land. It is valid for the only benefit of the person who has requested it.
A land surveyor will not lay out markers if he notices that a boundary previously determined is creating confusion for the occupation of the premises. However, the staking out operation and the setting of the boundaries remain valid and the staking out certificate issued is then accompanied by a report which explains the situation.
The staking out operations are governed by the Regulation respecting standards of practice for staking and layout of the Quebec Land Surveyors Order. (L.R.Q., c.A-23, r.8.1.1).See other services