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John Wayne a surveyor?

  John Wayne a surveyor? No, but he played one in the 1949 movie The Fighting Kentuckian. Things have changed a lot since then. Surveyors … Read More

ORS Chapters for surveyors

  Laws related to surveying ORS – Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 12 – Limitations of Actions and Suits ORS 92 – Subdivisions & Partitions ORS … Read More

Practice of land surveying

  ORS 672.005(2) “Practice of land surveying” means doing any of the following: (a) Providing or offering to provide professional services that apply mathematics, geodesy … Read More

Public land survey corner

  ORS 209.005(6) “Public land survey corner” means a section corner, one-quarter section corner, Donation Land Claim corner, meander corner, witness corner or any other … Read More


  ORS 209.005(5) “Monument” means any permanent material object or collection of objects, either natural or man-made, that indicates the position on the ground of … Read More

Removal of fence built on another's land

  ORS 96.060 Removal of fence built on another’s land. (1) When any person has built or builds, by mistake and in good faith, a … Read More

Adverse Possession – ORS

  Chapter 105 – Property Rights – Oregon Revised Statutes 105.620 Acquiring title by adverse possession. (1) A person may acquire fee simple title to … Read More

Adverse Possession – OCEAN

  An easy way to remember some of the elements of adverse possession listed in Oregon Revised Statutes is the word OCEAN. Open Continuous Exclusive … Read More

Do not hire a surveyor who is only an expert measurer

  There are many surveyors out there that simply measure angles and distances. Determining boundary lines is much more complicated than that. If it were … Read More

Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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