There are two basic steps to performing a boundary survey: Resolving and staking.
Boundary resolution:
In a recent land division, this is normally a quick and easy task. Most newer subdivisions have centerline monuments that give us a good start.
In an older division, it can be more difficult and time consuming. Boundary evidence is often lost by fence construction, utility installation or just buried. Older lots may have been divided by a deed description rather than a map. The Nevada Map Act requires that all land divisions (with few exceptions) be accomplished by map.  There are also aliquot divisions based on Public Land surveys.
Staking corners and lines:
Once the boundary is resolved, we know what it will take to mark the corners in the field. State Law requires that we set an iron pin (normally rebar) with a cap or tag with the surveyor's license number. When a corner falls in concrete, pavement, a large boulder or any other place that is impractical to drive a rebar, we typically set a nail with a brass tag. Lines can be marked with wood stakes for building fences, etc.
How much?
We can normally provide a quote based on information that is readily available on the internet. Washoe County has excellent GIS access as well as most recorded maps and deeds available for download. As of the writing of this page, I can say that over 75% of our residential surveys within the last year cost somewhere between $500 & $1,000.
What will I get?
We are required to provide a scale drawing showing the boundary evidence that we found and used for resolving your boundary and the monuments that we set for corners or lines.
Record of Survey:
In the event that, during the course of the survey, we establish points or lines not already on record, we are required by State Law to file a Record of Survey. This is a map that is recorded with the County Recorder.