How to Find Your Property Line

Homeowners want to clearly define their property for privacy, security, and more. Picking a fence style, the materials, and its ultimate purpose — perhaps your new fence will enclose a pool or to section off a garden — is critical. Establishing those borders is relatively easy since they are most likely already on your property. However, if you’re planning for the fence to travel along the yard, the property lines will have to be established.

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Identifying where your property begins and ends can be difficult to see with only your eyes. Discovering your property line before the fence gets installed avoids legal disputes and helps you determine your land from your neighbor’s. Knowing how to figure this out before your fencing installers come becomes your highest priority. 

Greenhill Fencing proudly counts ourselves as one of the many fence companies in Delaware County that install a variety of enclosures for residents. Our team of professional fence installers has assisted our clients with the process of choosing and installing a fence per their land’s unique dimensions. Part of the process includes finding the property line. We list a few steps here that you can take to discover where the border of your property lies.

Mapping Tools 

The first step towards establishing your property lines involves ensuring you have the right tools for the job. More counties have allowed people to access property line information online with the defined maps of your property, accessible with mapping tools, to virtually see your property lines. Using the map, find landmarks and measure the points to the real estate property and boundary line to figure out the distance.


Every time you purchase a home, you’ll get the deed to the property. Not only does the deed give you legal proof that you’re the property owner in question, but it also has valuable information about the property’s legal boundaries. 

You can find the property’s boundaries and measurements in the description of the house deed. Using stakes to mark the lines, the property line can be established to see if it matches the deed’s report.

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Assessor’s Office

Sometimes your county won’t have online records of your property line or the mapping tools to determine these purposes. In cases like these, you will need physical copies of these records to help discern the property lines. Taking a trip to the Assessor’s office will allow you to get a more detailed map of your property. The dimensions on the map can help you mark your property line before your fence contractor starts putting in the wood fencing.


When all else fails, you can refer to the land survey of your property to figure out where your land ends and your neighbor’s begins. If you don’t have a land survey of your home, a professional can come to your property and measure the yard boundaries for you. The homeowner will need to be present so that he or she can indicate the edge of the land to the surveyor. The cost for the surveyor will vary depending on the property size, location, and value.

Greenhill Fencing Can Help You With Your Fencing Needs

When it comes to installing your new fencing, understanding your boundary lines for any fences and gates is highly recommended. Once you know your property lines are, Greenhill Fencing will help install your new fence in no time! 

We set ourselves apart from other fence companies in Delaware County by constructing and installing vinyl, wood, chain link fences, and more. To shop our fences, check out our website!