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A licensed land surveyor can identify legal property boundaries. (DepositPhotos)

There are several times when you need to know exactly where your property lines are located, such as installing a fence, or creating new landscaping.

You’ll want to find out what the local building codes are in relation to any construction, and you must locate your property line.

To determine this, you need a licensed land surveyor, which you can find in the phone book.

The surveyor will review the original tract maps filed with the county when your home was built, then use a variety of tools to measure the exact boundaries of your property.

Then, they will mark your property by placing wood stakes in the four corners of your land.

If you’re just curious about finding your property lines without the expense of hiring a surveyor, you may be able to locate the four corners by using a metal detector to find the metal pegs that were originally installed to mark your boundaries.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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