Where’s the Line? The Use of the Term “Property Line” in Manitoba

Members have reported to MOWMA that they are no longer allowed to use the term “property line” when creating their permit paperwork and making their drawings.

According to Manitoba surveyors, the term “property line” is a proprietary term that can only be used by surveyors holding a license to practice in Manitoba.

The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors has been contacted for more detailed information however we had not received a response as of the newsletter publication date.

One surveyor suggested we include the land survey for the property, which the owner should be able to access and on your site plan draw a bold line where the property line is and include your measurements on the line.  That way you can still show setback measurements from that line.

Once we have more detailed information from the AMLS, we will share it with our contractor community.