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Hays Land surveying, Osceola, NE


Services Offered

Boundary Surveys (Rural & Urban)

A survey to establish the boundaries of a parcel using its legal description which typically involves the setting or restoration of monuments or markers at the corners or along the lines of the parcel. A boundary survey of the parcel of land will be made in accordance with Nebraska State Statutes and the corners of the parcel of land will be located and verified or re-established. This survey CAN be used for the construction of a fence, structure or other improvements with regards to local, state and/or federal regulations.

​ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

A surveying standard jointly proposed by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping that incorporates elements of the boundary survey, mortgage survey, and topographic survey. It covers all the aspects of the Boundary & Improvement Location Survey together with the identification of any additional evidence of possession or use which could be adverse to the interests of the borrower. The client will provide the surveyor with a completed “Table A – Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications” form from the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.

Topographic Surveys

A survey that measures the elevation of points, features, and improvements on a particular piece of land, and presents them as contour lines on a plot.

Floodplain / LOMA Surveys

​A survey that determines the elevation of your property in relation to the base flood elevation. If your property is above the 100 yr.base flood elevation, you may be able to complete a LOMA survey and have your property removed from the floodplain, and avoid paying high cost flood insurance.

Construction Surveying

Construction surveying (otherwise "lay-out" or "setting-out") to stake out reference points and markers that will guide the construction of new structures such as roads or buildings for subsequent construction. These markers are usually staked out according to the arbitrary coordinate system used for the project.

Aerial Photography Horizontal & Vertical Control Surveys and Target Placement

Set up horizontal and vertical control for aerial photography flights, whether it be State Plane coordinates or UTM Coordinates (meters or feet). Including target placement and setup of aerial targets.

Improvement Location Surveys (Mortgage Surveys)

This is a minimum survey that shows the location of the buildings and foundations actually located on the land covered by the legal description provided by the client. Typically, this survey uses a minimum of only two corner monuments. This is NOT a boundary survey and is subject to any inaccuracies that a boundary survey may disclose. The Improvement Location Survey should not be used or relied upon for the establishment of any fence, structure or other improvements.

Engineering Services

​Hays Land Surveying, Osceola, NE partners with Miller & Associates to provide all types of Engineering Services, Construction & Testing Services, Architecture, Community & Regional Planning, Grant Writing & Project Administration.


About the Owner

Hays Land Surveying, Osceola, NE, founded by Owner/President Christopher Hays, opened in 2009. With over 20 years experience in the land surveying and civil engineering field I became a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Nebraska in July of 2008, and a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of South Dakota in March, 2011.  Hays Land Surveying, Osceola, NE is certified as a professional firm with the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions.

Nebraska Registered Land Surveyor #673

South Dakota Registered Land Surveyor #10472

Hays Land Surveying South Dakota Certification #C-6501

Member of Professional Land Surveyors of Nebraska (PSAN)

Member of Southeast Nebraska Land Surveyors Association

​Member of National Society of Professional Surveyors  

Christopher C. Hays is the County Surveyor for the term 2019-2022 in the following Nebraska Counties: Polk County, Boone County, Clay County and Greeley County.


The Hays Land Surveying, Osceola, NE staff has worked on all types of surveying and engineering projects with several companies throughout the Midwest. We pride ourselves in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each client with care and consideration. We have the experience and diverse skills needed to solve any problem. No project is too big or too small.  Hays Land Surveying, Osceola, NE partners with Miller & Associates to provide a complete range of engineering, construction observation & testing, architecture, planning, and project administration. 

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HAYS LAND SURVEYING - PO Box 432, 160 North Polk Street, Osceola, NE 68651

(402) 366-7930


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed