Cadastral drawing: get your real estate portfolio in order

Most Frequently Asked Questions

A cadastral drawing is a graphic representation of the plots, boundaries and ownership information within a given cadastral area.

Cadastral drawings are usually created by surveyors, specialized engineers or professionals experienced in cadastral registration.

A cadastral drawing is needed to record property boundaries and information for registration purposes and real estate transactions.

A cadastral drawing shows parcel boundaries, dimensions, adjacent parcels and any restrictions or servitudes that may affect the parcel.

In some countries, cadastral services provide online access to cadastral information and drawings. Consult local land registry office for availability.

Contact the local land registry office for specific instructions on adding a property to the land registry, usually through an application process.

Costs vary based on the complexity of the plot and the surveyor’s rates. On average, costs can range from several hundred to thousands of dollars.

Turnaround time varies, but it can take several weeks to months, depending on the availability of the surveyor and the complexity of the plot.

A cadastral drawing focuses on property boundaries and parcels, while an architectural drawing depicts the physical structure of a building.

A legend on the drawing indicates which symbols and markings are used to show boundaries, measurements and other relevant information. Contact a surveyor for further clarification if needed.


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