Miller Surveying


Building a Fence?
-Have Miller Surveying stake your property lines so that you can see them on the ground.

Have a Property Line Dispute with a Neighbor?
-Have Miller Surveying perform a Lot Survey and receive a map drawn of your property certified by a Indiana Registered Land Surveyor.

Paying for Flood Hazard Insurance?
Have Miller Surveying perform an Elevation Certificate on your property. This service may remove or reduce premiums for flood insurance on your property.

Want to add on to your house and need a Site Plan?
-Have Miller Surveying perform a Lot Survey and Site Plan on your property. We are familiar with all the County/City agency requirements and have done several Site Plans for our client’s successful projects.

Do you need to know where your property corners are at?
-Have Miller Surveying locate or re-set your property corners to resolve and prevent future property disputes.

Need a Survey prior to closing or re-financing your home?
-Miller Surveying can perform a lot survey with minimal turn-around time to ensure your loan closes on time.


The state of Indiana was arranged into Sections, Townships, and Ranges in the early to mid 1800’s. The goal of the early Surveyors was to create Sections that were 1 mile square. Given the fact that these Surveyors were using nothing more than steel chains to measure distances and compasses to measure angles, to lay out a six mile square township, the accuracy of their work is amazing. However, it is not uncommon to find that the points they placed in the ground will differ in measurement greatly using today’s technology. It is not uncommon to find two Government posts that are supposed to be one half mile apart will be 50′ to 100′ shorter or longer than one half mile. The General land office realized this immediately, and issued patents on the land by aliquot description (i.e. The N.E. ¼ of the S.E. ¼, and so forth.) The location of the points placed in the ground by those early Surveyors controls the location of the description. The precise distances were not known, but by preparing the descriptions in this manner, the distances were not needed to accurately define the location of a certain property. This is why it is common for a description of: N.E. ¼ of N.E. ¼ of Section 26, commonly known as a “40 acre parcel” to only contain 39.5 acres or 40.5 acres, when it is actually surveyed.