What is the metes and bounds survey?

Metes and bounds. A principal legal type of land description in the United States, metes-and-bounds descriptions are commonly used wherever survey areas are irregular in size and shape. The land boundaries are run out by courses and distances, and monuments, natural or artificial, are fixed at the corners, or angles.

Correspondingly, what is the starting point called in a metes and bounds description?

It is one of the oldest methods of describing land. METES refer to distance, which is measured in feet; BOUNDS refer to direction (east, west, north, and south). A metes-and-bounds description begins from a reference point called a point of beginning (POB).

What is a PLSS map?

The Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is the surveying method developed and used in the United States to plat, or divide, real property for sale and settling.

What is a legal description of the property?

A legal description of real property may be used in legal documents to describe, locate, and identify a plot of land or a building that is being transferred or sold. In a legal description, the real property should be described using set boundaries rather than natural landmarks, which can change over time.