When buying a home in Southwest Florida, the typical wait for a homebuyer survey is 3 to 5 business days. However, it can take up to 8 business days for the building survey report to be completed. Surveyors visit the site and conduct physical tests, such as walls, iron stakes and fences, to compare the measurements with the recorded data. The amount of time it takes to finish the survey depends on the size of the property and the collection of the right information about the land.
It can take anywhere from one day to two weeks. The Office of Surveying and Mapping of the State Land Division is responsible for keeping a repository of land records, determining the location of land and water boundaries, protecting the state's interest in the land by clearly outlining and defending the boundaries of state-owned land, and issuing opinions on the title and ownership interests of the state in properties conferred to the Board of Trustees of the Trust Fund for Internal Improvement (governor and cabinet). It is essential to keep several copies of the survey in a secure place and, preferably, at least one in your bank, in case of a fire or other disaster.