Staking refers to all survey operations performed by a land surveyor using bench-marks to indicate the boundaries of a property. The surveyor’s opinion is only valid for the mandatary.

The land surveyor will only place bench-marks if such an undertaking does not result in an ownership issue. However, the staking and boundary identification operations remain valid. The staking certificate issued is accompanied by a report explaining the situation.

Staking is governed by the Regulations respecting standards of practice for staking and layout, established by the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec (R.S.Q c. A-23. r.8.1.1).

Source: Publications du Québec website