Your Southern Colorado Land Surveyors

Choosing GeoMark 

Surveying for our boundary survey was one of the best decisions we could make. Throughout every stage in the process, their team of professionals were dedicated to our satisfaction, from timely completion of the project to the highest quality results at a cost that simply cannot be beat!

Steve and Michelle B. 

Pueblo West, Colorado


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I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did surveying my property. I found your price reasonable and you guys were very thorough and professional. I found the new technology you use very interesting. I appreciated the walk around so I knew exactly where my boundary lines were. The plat I received was also thorough and will be handy if there is ever any question about boundaries with my neighbors. I don't plan on moving soon so will not need your services again in the near future but have recommended you highly to a number of my neighbors who were also looking for a surveyor. 

Thanks again,
Anita L.
Fountain, Colorado


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​We wish to thank GeoMark Surveying for their hard work and professionalism. We had a complicated, large piece of property and they were willing to take on the challenge. They communicated with us through every step and took the time to ensure we understood all aspects of our property. We were more than satisfied with the end result and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a surveyor!

Thanks Again,
Carolyn C., Rhonda and George R.
Florence, Colorado


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PO BOX 11001
Pueblo, CO 81001
719-248-3680

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LAND SURVEYING

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​GeoMark is owned and operated by licensed professionals, therefore the background of our staff presents an organization that is qualified in all areas of Land Surveying. Our service area extends throughout the state of Colorado and we are not limited by the distance to any project's location. It is our sincere wish to have a long and continuous relationship with our clientele. 


How much will an ILC Cost?
Improvement Location Certificate 

Also known as a mortgage certificate. This type of service is based on precise measurements of the properties improvements tied to approximate boundary positions. It is a certificate, not a survey and is based on the professional opinion of the surveyor showing the improvements and their relation to the limits of the legal boundary. The cost is around 400.00 dollars and in cases where the distance to the project is considerable there will be an additional charge for time and expenses. This type of service can usually be completed and back to the client within 10 days. 


Boundary Surveys 

These types of surveys will require a custom quote. Calculating the cost of a survey is time consuming for the surveyor. It should be expected that the surveyor will require a copy of the legal description, (Deed) of the property along with the physical address and all information and documents that the property owner has in their possession.

It will benefit the client who provides these documents and will subsequently help the surveyor prepare as close an estimate of cost and the time frame involved for the completion of the survey. 


What Does A Professional Surveyor Do?

 A Professional Land Surveyor has a profound responsibility under the law by which they are compelled to protect the public while in the performance of a highly technical service.  The State of Colorado has caused the term (Professional) to be added to the title (Land Surveyor) for a purpose. It can take up to ten years of education, experience and testing to obtain licensure as a surveyor in the State of Colorado.

A surveyor's responsibility is bound by the rule of Statute law and as such are required to report any violation by those who would work (knowingly or not) to undermine the safety of the public.


Some Examples Of A Surveyor's Responsibilities Include:

 A Special knowledge of mathematics, methods of measurements, and law is necessary for the determination and preservation of land boundaries. This is accomplished by the application of traditional methods of surveying so as to identify and give proper weight to monuments (or not). It is only by this process that the surveyor can determine if the various forms of evidence found are real or of a dubious nature. This process is accomplished by many methods, such as: 


  • Physical evidence determined by a Professional Land Surveyor on the ground of the lands described.


  • Parol evidence that has its roots in testimony, such as persons who possess first hand knowledge of original and sometimes ancient information as to a positions true location,


  • Evidence of record and the analysis of the evidence in the fact and meaning of the record by a Professional Land Surveyor and in conclusion reconciling it all to recover the correct location of the boundary on the ground.  


  • Restoration of lost, moved, or obliterated corners, by means of research and careful inspection of the original notes and maps of government record. 


  • All of this must be combined and analyzed thoroughly by a Professional Land Surveyor to establish the true location of property monumented positions and in conclusion draft the final plat of record.


  • Professional Land Surveyors are considered to be expert witnesses in Colorado courts when they are testifying as to facts or matters relating to Land Surveying. ​ 


When should I have a survey performed?

It is unwise to buy or sell property without having a Professional Land Surveyor involved. It is common place for Title, Lending and Mortgage institutions to require the services of a Professional Land Surveyor for the identification of the true property boundary locations in their transactions with the public.


Did You Know:

​C.R.S. 12- 61-804(1)(c)(V), 12-61-805(1)(c)(V), and 12-61-807(2)(b)(II)​

In the interest of protecting the public, the State of Colorado has legislated laws that make it incumbent upon real estate brokers to advise their clients​ to use a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in matters of identification of property boundary lines or corner monument positions. It is illegal for real estate sales people to attempt to locate corner monuments and then advise their clients that no survey is required. If you have been a victim of this type of fraud then you may have an actionable cause. Read the Colorado Revised Statute: 



Unlawful Practice

It is illegal in Colorado and a violation of State law for anyone including real estate brokers to declare where your property corners are. It is a felony for the second offense for anyone other than a Professional Land Surveyor to act in the capacity of a Surveyor in an effort to determine 

the identification of property corners. It is a disservice to the public and a violation of state law for anyone including realtors to circumvent the legal system of law for their buyers or sellers and themselves attempt to perform or elicit the services of anyone other than a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor.


It is illegal for real estate people to practice outside their area of expertise


Protect yourself, take just a few minutes to read the laws pertaining to anyone (other than a Licensed Surveyor) who is marking or flagging anything that resembles a property monument. Ask yourself what is their true motive, especially in a real estate transaction.


There is a reason why only Licensed Professional Land Surveyors can lawfully determine the true relationship between the line of possession and the property line. 


One example (This is a true story) 

You the consumer purchase a property based on the real estate salesman's declaration of your new property corners. Later you build a fence, drill a well or build a structure. Your neighbor informs you that you are on their property. You then decide to hire a Professional Land Surveyor and now for the first time you discover that what the real estate agent told you was your property corner monument was in fact wrong.


Of course its wrong, they are not land surveyors. There is more to Land Surveying than getting a coordinate off google earth or from the county mapper and then perusing the property in search of any re-bar, rock pile, pipe or fence corner etc., and then proclaim it to be their new clients property corner monument. 


Look folksMany properties have not been properly surveyed for decades. ​The property your purchasing could have been bought and sold numerous times before you came along.


In Conclusion:

A survey protects your investment by ensuring the property is what it is represented to be, by checking on potential conflicts and encroachments.

It's in the best interests of not only the buyer, but all parties, such as the title insurer, the lender, and the realtor.  

It protects the lender by protecting the lender's investment.  

It protects the title insurer by limiting their liability.

It protects the realtor's reputation, as they will get painted with the same brush as the seller, if things turn out to have been misrepresented.

It even protects the seller in that regard - if boundaries are erroneous or have been misrepresented, that can result in a lawsuit, dragging all parties in. 


When folks in any segment of the real estate business suggest that land surveys are optional, unnecessary expenses, they put all parties at potential risk for liability and far greater hidden cost and expense - and that tends to cast doubt on the professionalism and integrity of the parties involved.  Why expose themselves and their clients to unnecessary, hidden risk, when it can be easily mitigated through a survey?

Unless a recent survey already exists, the default approach in any real estate transaction should be that a survey is needed.


It is an unfortunate fact that some corner markers get moved, disappear or replaced by unprofessional methods, and yes, misidentified. Protect yourself by knowing the laws. The following Statutes have been provided for your convenience.



See: Colorado Revised Statutes 

C.R.S. 12-25-202 (6)(a) Definitions

C.R.S. 12-25-205 Unlawful Practice.
C.R.S. 12- 61-804(1)(c)(V), 12-61-805(1)(c)(V), and 12-61-807(2)(b)(II). 

Regardless of whether a broker is acting as a sellers agent, buyers agent or transaction broker, all brokers acting in their licensed capacities are required to advise their clients to obtain expert advice as to material matters about which the broker knows but the specifics of which are beyond the expertise of the broker.

Expert advice includes, but is not limited to, the brokering of a mortgage, performing title searches and issuing insurance, appraising real property, surveying and issuing improvement location certificates, performing property inspections and other due diligence (including environmental) and practicing law (which also includes analyzing the legal implications of the foregoing). Brokers need to ensure that they perform the acts required by the real estate brokerage practice act, based on the capacity in which they have agreed to practice, i.e. as a single agent or transaction broker. A common standard of practice among brokers is to provide the names of three settlement services providers in a specific area of practice and allow the consumer to choose. The Commission understands that there are occasions when a broker cannot provide the names of three separate settlement service providers that practice in one specific area, but regardless of how many names may be provided, it is imperative that final selection of the settlement service provider be left to the consumer, not the broker.  


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