William C. Darling

Land Surveyor

William C. Darling Jr.

Land Surveyor


William C. Darling and William C. Darling Jr. are both Registered Licensed Land Surveyors in the State of New York, operating Land Surveying businesses since 1978 and 2015, respectively. Together we have nearly 40 years of experience providing licensed land surveying services to the residents of the greater Capital District.

We combine our experience with top quality modern equipment (including our fully robotic total station and GPS) to obtain precise field measurements. We integrate those measurements with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create an efficient field to finish product.

Darling Survey Robotic Total Station
Darling Survey GPS
Darling Survey Robotic Total Station

Professional Survey Services

Boundary Surveys
The most common type of survey performed is a boundary survey, for both residential and commercial clients. From small residential house lots, to several hundred acre farms and wood lots, we have the experience and equipment to accurately and efficiently complete your survey. Over 1,000 boundary surveys have been completed since 1978.

Subdivision and Land Development
Contact us today at wcd@darlingsurvey.com to discuss your local subdivision and land development needs. A subdivision can be anything from dividing off a parcel of land to give to a family member to dividing a large acreage parcel into several lots to be sold. We can assist you through the various steps of the process: initial planning, lot sizing, local regulations, applications, planning and zoning board meetings.

Topographic Surveys
From small topographic surveys for residential septic systems, to large scale existing conditions and utility surveys to support the design of major infrastructure and utility projects; Engineering Professionals rely on our surveys for their design needs. Contact us to request a quote for your project.

ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
Providing reliable turn-around on title surveys for residential and commercial real estate to the new American Land Title Association (ALTA) and National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) 2016 Standards (Formerly known as ALTA/ACSM).

FEMA Elevation Certificates and Letters of  Map Amendment
Click here to learn more about FEMA Elevation Certificates and Letters of Map Amendment (eLOMA). To discuss your EC and eLOMA needs, contact us today at surveyor@darlingsurvey.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Hire a Land Surveyor?
It is important to consider the services of a licensed land surveyor if you are buying, selling, mortgaging or subdividing property, building a fence or other structure on your property. For further information visit the following great resources:
     Why A Surveyor (NYSAPLS)
     The Land Surveying Profession In New York State (ENYSLS)
     What You Should Know About Land Surveyors and Their Services (NYS Office of the Professions)

What are your credentials?
Mr. William C. Darling has operated as a professionally licensed land surveyor in New York State for 38 years and has over 47 years of land surveying experience. He has been an active member of the Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors (ENYSLS), having held the office of Treasurer and Executive Vice President and served as chairman of various committees.

Mr. William C. Darling Jr. became a New York State licensed land surveyor in 2015 and has over 16 years of land surveying and project management experience on a variety of survey types including commercial and residential property boundary surveys, ALTA land title surveys, topographic surveys for large-scale utility and infrastructure projects, and FEMA Elevation Certificates/LOMA's. Mr. Darling is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Both of us are members of the Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors, the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
ENYSLS            NYSAPLS            NSPS

What is included in a complete boundary survey?
A complete boundary survey includes a research of public records for deeds and maps, a field survey to locate existing boundary evidence, analytical computations to determine boundary line location, detailed mapping, parcel descriptions, and placement of property markers.

How much will my survey cost?
The cost to perform a boundary survey is dependant upon the time it takes to perform all of the tasks required to complete the survey. The complexity of the survey can be effected by the clarity of the deed descriptions, amount of physical evidence found in the field, accessability to the property, the terrain and the size and shape of the parcel being surveyed. As a result, only a professional land surveyor can accurately estimate the cost of a survey.

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. We now accept credit card payments. Credit card payments are processed securely through  PayPal  (a 3% surcharge will be added to all PayPal payments to cover processing fees).

What is your service area?
We service clients in New York's Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley and greater Capital District, including: Albany County, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Fulton County, Greene County, Montgomery County, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Warren County and Washington County.

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William C. Darling  

Land Surveyor

92 South Road
Cropseyville, NY 12052
(518) 279 - 9726


  William C. Darling Jr.

Land Surveyor

34 Cooper Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 279 - 6151