Frequently Asked Questions
What are the zoning restrictions for developing my property?
Do I need a stormwater plan to install a shed or garage at my house?
Can I get driveway access to my property onto a state highway?
Yes. A PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit would be required. Based on your specific project FCE can determine the classification of driveway permit needed based on the needs of your project. With our experience and knowledge of the PennDOT permitting process, we will engineer the driveway per PennDOT specifications and make the necessary application submissions to the department for approvals.
What is the standard time frame for plan approvals?
How does a stormwater basin work?
Where does FCE offer land survey services?
Our land survey services are completed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia.
Which land surveying certifications & licenses does FCE hold?
FCE holds several land surveying licenses, certifications, and memberships: Member PA Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS), Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT), and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) certified drone operator.
What determines the cost of a property survey - shouldn’t they all be the same price?
Many variables determine the cost of a land survey. The size of the property is a factor, and whether or not there are ANY of the corners marked at this point. The age of the development or area is another factor. Are there recorded plans of this property at the courthouse? Do you have the deed? Are there set backs or easements to consider? These are just a few of the variables that will be considered when pricing out the cost of providing surveying services.