Larson & Simolo
Land Surveyors

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Welcome to Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors

Since 1998, Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors has been providing professional land surveying throughout the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. With the combined experience of over 60 years, Ken Larson and Dave Simolo take pride in the quality of their work. A licensed, professional land surveyor is present at every project. Service is completed in an accurate, timely manner. Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors provides the experienced, courteous and professional service that your project deserves.

About Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors

Dave Simolo has been a licensed, registered New York State Professional Land Surveyor since 1998. With over 28 years of experience in the land surveying field and extensive experience in land development, construction and business, he has worked as a licensed New York State Real Estate Agent and New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Officer. Dave is a member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors and a Notary Public. Dave is active in the community and serves as Cohocton Town Councilman and as a Cohocton Historical Society Trustee.
Dave@larsonandsimololandsurveyors.com

Ken Larson has been a licensed, registered New York State Professional Land Surveyor since 1998 with over 32 years of experience in the land surveying field. Ken is a graduate of the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry School at Wanakena, New York and is a member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors.
Ken@larsonandsimololandsurveyors.com

Services

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors provide the following services:

Boundary Survey – Determines the boundary lines of a parcel, establishing the corner documentation and creating a map showing these along with the relevant improvements and features.

Logging and Timber Trespass Survey – May include various aspects of the boundary surveys above to facilitate the needs of timber harvesting.

Forest Management Survey – Facilitating boundary information for proper management of forest lands including 480A Tax Plans that require property line marking and mapping of the affected wooded areas.

Line Posting – Generally includes the determination of boundary lines and marking them so that they can be properly identified at all times.
Topographical Survey – Determines the elevations and features on the ground that are relevant for the client’s needs.

Elevation Certificate, LOMC, LOMA and eLOMA – This involves the gathering of data and completing the necessary forms relating to flood insurance under FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Program.

Littoral (Lake) Rights – These surveys involve working with a client’s property adjoining a lake. Determination of the mean high water line and other features may be necessary for construction and/or permit approval for upland projects, docks and moorings.

American Land Title Association (ALTA) Survey Work – Surveys for commercial projects often require national standards for appropriate title review.

Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Work – GPS equipment utilized in our various projects can provide types of reference networks to clients who may require this information.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Work – Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors acquire data through various sources to create maps based on our client requirements. This information is often included with aerial photo images that don’t require precise boundaries.

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors provide surveys for real estate agents, foresters, loggers, attorneys, contractors, land conservation organizations, government agencies and land trusts.

Services are available for both commercial and residential properties, year-round.

Contact Us

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Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors
PO Box 624
Wayland, New York 14572
Phone and Fax: 585-728-9150
Email Addresses:
info@larsonandsimololandsurveyors.com
Ken@larsonandsimololandsurveyors.com
Dave@larsonandsimololandsurveyors.com

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Why Get A Survey?

IT'S IN YOUR INTEREST TO CONTACT A SURVEYOR IF :

You are Selling Property

You may have to provide your buyer with an up-to-date survey of your property in order to:

  • Give your buyer confidence in the purchase
  • Allow your buyer to register the transaction at the County Clerk’s office
  • Enable your buyer to make mortgage arrangements
  • Verify to your buyer the size and extent of the property
  • Avoid later legal disputes arising from inadequate or inaccurate property description

You are Buying Property

You need to know what you’re getting. Only a map of the survey made by a licensed land surveyor can define what you’ve purchased. Your surveyor will undertake the necessary research, survey the property and prepare a survey map that will reveal:

  • Whether other people are entitled to partial use of your property through easements for utilities or rights-of-way.
  • Whether fences, trees, buildings, gardens, embankments, driveways, walkways, swimming pools, house additions and other items are actually on the property
  • Whether your deed describes your property accurately
  • Your survey thus gives you a form of protection in addition to clarifying what you’ve bought, since it will reveal any encroachments or other irregularities that might be the cause of later legal disputes. In addition, your surveyor can mark the exact corners of your site with survey monuments.

You Need Flood Insurance

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors can provide an Elevation Certificate for your insurance agent or gather the data and complete the necessary forms for a LOMC, LOMA or eLoma application so you can possibly be released from the requirement to carry flood insurance.

Building Fencing or Adding on

You need to protect your investment by making sure you are building on your own property. A mislocated fence, driveway or carport can cause legal problems and extra construction costs. Before you build, let a licensed land surveyor determine your property boundaries, replacing missing stakes if necessary. Allowing a surveyor to mark the location of your building on site before construction begins will also ensure that you meet setback requirements and other restrictions enforced by the municipality in their zoning laws. Failure to comply with zoning laws could result in the loss of a future sale if the purchasers have an up-to-date survey done. Mortgage lenders generally do not advance money until zoning law infringements are cleared up.

You are Subdividing

A licensed professional surveyor will:

  • Check and ensure extent of title, and note planning restrictions, easements and other legalities
  • Survey the site
  • Engage other consultants to carry out preliminary studies, Engineering, Planning & Environmental issues to submit with draft plan
  • Draft a proposed subdivision plan
  • Prepare final plans

Refinancing or Obtaining a Mortgage

A mortgage company, whether it is a bank, trust company or others, usually requires a survey before they will lend money. Why is this a necessity and why are you often asked for an up-to-date survey?

Do the lot size, building setbacks, pool and fence locations meet with local Zoning Laws?

The mortgage company will require the survey to protect their investment. They want to be sure that the land and buildings on which they are lending money are as described in the documents which accompany the transaction. They also wish to know that if they have to foreclose there will be no problems in re-selling the property.

According to New York State law, only surveys made by licensed and registered New York Land Surveyors are legal. Only registered Land Surveyors have completed the academic requirements and practical training before licensing. Only registered Land Surveyors are required to maintain the necessary theoretical, practical and ethical standards set by legislation.

What Will it Cost

Depending on the nature and extent of the work, anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Fees for surveys are determined on an individual basis, depending mainly on the amount of time required for the research and the survey. Prior to engaging your surveyor, you may wish to inquire of the likely estimate of the fees that the survey will entail, along with the expected completion date.

Your Assurance

In cases of dispute, your surveyor is an expert witness in court and assumes full professional responsibility for the accuracy of your survey. The cost of the survey as a percentage of your total investment is small and a reasonable price to pay for peace of mind.

Sale or Purchase of Land

Typically your house and land represent your largest assets. If you are contemplating purchasing property, you should know as much as possible about the piece of land in which you are going to invest. Obtaining a survey may be the most important thing you do before you close the deal on any purchase. Without a survey, you do not know the extent of your property, as only a licensed surveyor can provide you with this information. Without the survey, there is too much you do not know and you are risking both friendly neighbors and your investment.

It pays to know the boundaries of your land. A small distance can make a big difference. The erection of a fence can be the source of expensive litigation and ill will between neighbors. Your licensed land surveyor can help you avoid disputes.

Areas Served

Proudly Serving Allegany, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates Counties
Addison

Alfred

Alfred Station

Allen

Alma

Almond

Amity

Andover

Angelica

Arkport

Atlanta

Avoca

Avon

Barrington

Bath

Belfast

Bellona

Belmont

Benton

Birdsall

Bloomfield

Bluff Point

Bradford

Branchport

Bristol

Bristol Springs

Burns

Caledonia

Cameron Mills

Campbell

Canandaigua

Canandaigua Lake

Canaseraga

Caneadea

Canisteo

Caton

Chapin

Chesire

Clifton Springs

Cohocton

Conesus

Conesus Lake

Crystal Beach

Crystal Springs

Dansville

Demon Pond

Dresden

Dix

Dundee

East Bloomfield

Erwin

Farmington

Ferguson Corners

Freeman

Fremont

Friendship

Garwoods

Geneseo

Geneva

Glenora

Gorham

Granger

Greenwood

Grove

Groveland

Hall

Hammondsport

Hartsville

Haskinville

Hemlock

Himrod

Honeoye Lake

Hopewell

Hornby

Hornell

Howard

Hunt Hollow

Independence

Ingleside

Italy

Jasper

Jerusalem

Kanona

Keuka Lake

Lakemont

Lakeville

Lamoka Lake

Leicester

Lima

Lindley

Livonia

Loon Lake

Louck’s Pond

Manchester

Middlesex

Milo

Mitchellsville

Mount Morris

Naples

North Cohocton

North Dansville

Nunda

Orange

Ossian

Penn Yan

Phelps

Piffard

Portage

Potter

Prattsburgh

Pulteney

Rathbone

Reading

Rexville

Richmond

Risingville

Rock Stream

Rushville

Savona

Scio

Scottsburg

Seneca

Seneca Lake

Shortsville

Smith Pond

South Bristol

South Dansville

Sparta

Springwater

Stanley

Starkey

Swain

Thurston

Torrey

Troupsburg

Tuscarora

Tyrone

Urbana

Victor

Vine Valley

Wallace

Waneta Lake

Ward

Warsaw

Watkins Glen

Wayland

Wayne

Webster’s Crossing

Wellsville

West Almond

West Bloomfield

West Cameron

West Sparta

West Union

Wheeler

Willing

Wirt

Woodhull

Woodville

Yatesville

York

Projects

No job is too big for us and Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors are well versed at handling
large scale commercial projects.

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors were the project surveyors for the Cohocton Wind Farm which was an ALTA survey that encompassed an area 11 miles long north-south by 6 miles long east-west. Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors utilized 23 people on this project in order to meet the demanding scope and timetable. Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors were able to provide landowner liaison, notary services, public records research, a GPS based survey control and monument network, boundary survey analysis, site plan input and implementation, lease parcel configurations, legal descriptions, lease map attachments,microwave path locations, railroad locations, utility locations, pipe line locations, gas line locations, interstate highway determinations, wetlands staking, archeological site staking, turbine siting parameters, setback compliance, stakeout for construction, asbuilt locations and a 17 page ALTA survey paper and electronic map product suitable for planning, constructing, verifying and financing this ¼ billion dollar project.

Our technology and expertise has also been utilized on other wind farm projects in the area.

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors also provided stakeout work for the Steuben County landfill’s co-generation project that utilizes landfill-produced methane gas to generate electricity.

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors have provided local governments with highway relocation mapping and staking so that roads can be improved to benefit the adjoining property owners and the public flow of traffic.

Layout of large commercial structures and supporting utilities and other features has been provided by us to both private and governmental entities.

Sometimes precise locations are not the goal. Instead Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors have delivered GIS information to the client in order to allow them to satisfy their needs for large scale information.

Larson & Simolo Land Surveyors welcome the opportunity to discuss your project needs with you.