If a boundary stone cannot be found

The border between two properties becomes a sensitive matter as soon as structures are to be built close to the border. A fence, a garage or simply the desire for clarity requires the help of the responsible land surveying office in case of doubt.

What to do if a landmark cannot be found?

If you want to carry out a building construction that requires a permit close to the border between your and the neighboring property, you must observe the exact boundary line. After all, it is highly material and must not be violated under any circumstances. At least not if you have something against neighborhood disputes and high fines.

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The only problem is that boundary stones are often hard to find, especially in urban residential areas. Because in contrast to specimens in agricultural and forestry areas, they usually do not protrude stately and clearly visible from the ground here, but are set at ground level. And not infrequently, decades ago. This can mean that plants have long overgrown it and made it invisible.

If you want to find a landmark, the safest way is to contact your local land surveyor. to contact the land registry office. This is where the geodata of the property registry is managed and can be issued to civil applicants. However, you have to pay attention to the following:

  • You need your hall number
  • As a rule, costs are due for the surrender of the official coordinates
  • coordinates may not be available

You can usually easily find out the number of the parcel your property is on. Most local surveying and cadastral offices are now making clear real estate maps with street names and property outlines available to citizens on their online portals. As a rule, however, you have to pay for the exact coordinates of border points - if necessary, the data can also be acquired via online shops on the cadastral website, so that you can save yourself a trip to the office.

Border point coordinates are normally only published if they meet certain criteria for accuracy and reliability in the cadastral register. This is sometimes not the case, especially in the case of border points that are not figuratively marked by a boundary stone. Normally, however, this so-called official border information is a tried and tested means of legally reliable determination of the course of the border without an elaborate border identification procedure.

Nowadays, the coordinates are mostly issued in UTM format. With the help of GPS aids, you can then locate the boundary stone on site.