A survey will let you know where the structures are and the distance they are located from the property lines. You can contact the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development regarding required setback distances. Besides helping you visualize exactly what the property looks like and contains, your survey gives you a type of protection. In addition to highlighting any encroachments, the survey will help to identify any other irregularities that may result in legal disputes sometime in the future. The surveyor assumes full professional responsibility for the accuracy of the survey and therefore may serve as an expert witness in court. The new survey enhances your title insurance policy. A plat of survey must be stamped by the professional land surveyor who prepared it. You can hire a professional surveyor to complete a plat or use search the Kenosha County Land Survey Viewer Database to see if we a have a survey for your property in our database.