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Boundary Uncertainties

Boundary uncertainties and alleged errors in surveys can exist.

A boundary uncertainty could result from a number of factors, including but not limited to, lost or conflicting survey monuments, an ambiguous
description, or two or more surveyors with different opinions as to the location of a boundary..

The Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association has created the Boundary Panel to establish a process to help Alberta Land Surveyors resolve boundary uncertainties.

There are two components to this process. First, if the involved Alberta Land Surveyors cannot informally resolve the situation themselves, the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association may assist with mediation. Second, if mediation has failed or does not apply, the Association's Boundary Panel Manager conducts some preliminary research and then refers the case to the Boundary Panel. The Boundary Panel prepares a written report providing its recommendation how the uncertainty is best resolved. The Boundary Panel's recommendations are not binding on the Alberta Land Surveyors involved.

Please note that the Boundary Resolution Process is not designed to deal with a situation in which a landowner believes an Alberta Land Surveyor has incorrectly re-established a boundary.

If you are a member of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association, please login to submit a boundary uncertainty. If you are not a member of the ALSA, please send us an email.

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.