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Property Line Calculation from Curb & Gutter Streets
The approximate location of private property lines is a routine request for the engineering division. Residents seeking to construct a garage, a fence, a driveway, etc. will need property line information to satisfy building code regulations. By utilizing data established on engineering records, property lines may be located with reasonable accuracy. The department of building safety will generally accept property lines determined from engineering data. Interpretation of this information is advisory only-the city of Duluth assumes no liability for accuracy. It remains the property owner's responsibility to seek a registered land surveyor for reliable proof of the precise location of property lines.
Construction of a house or similar structure requires a registered survey which must be secured by a registered land surveyor. The city of Duluth does not provide this service.
By using the guides, examples, and data from the Duluth Street Inventory provided here, most approximate property lines may be reasonably established. For questions, call: Engineering Division 218/730-5200
Typical Easement between Property Lines
Click here for an example of Typical Easement
General Measurement Calculations
The following is an example of a corner lot calculation for approximate property lines:
Many properties are located within the block itself and not on a corner. To establish approximate side property lines requires more measuring:
Adjustment for Grades
Survey measurements from property lines are recorded on a horizontal plane. A major portion of Duluth resides on various degrees of grade (slopes). Measuring on a grade will result in a shorter measurement toward an approximate property line as opposed to that same measurement on a horizontal surface. An adjustment must be followed or the physical measurement in the field will not be accurate. Chaining will compensate for grade variations.
Depending on the degree of the grade to be measured, one or two assistants will be necessary.
Without appropriate surveying knowledge and equipment, this approach is certainly approximate at best. It will compensate for grade variations which, otherwise, would not produce a reasonable property line.
Disclaimer:All city of Duluth offices will share public information with citizens. The city of Duluth assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the location data provided. A registered land surveyor must be employed to establish precise property lines.
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