Are all of your surveys delivered either in a map or report of survey format? I was asked to "mark the property corners" that define the shared boundary with the client's neighbor. Of course, she needs this to install a fence to keep things civil between her and her neighbor. I usually provide a map or report of survey with each project. This is my first fence survey. Is this any different?
I always provide a map showing what I did, and the type of equipment and controls that I used to do it. I feel this is the minimum and leaves the client with something tangible that they can refer to. Just this morning I took a call from a client who I did a survey for in 1999, and another who got my name off their neighbor's map.
The NCBELS has a survey report guideline.
While this may or may not be required, documenting and recording how you established the corners (or determined the corners you found are legit) may preempt problems with neighbors.
A report or map is required with your seal and signature on any work that is final. I require payment prior to sending the report or map out.
Be careful with "fence survey". A boundary is a boundary and there really is no "fence survey" classification in the board rules. Below is a snippit from a report i did a while back. The owner to the left had a company build him a fence without a survey. There were metal tposts at each end that the company used to build the fence. The metal tposts were just there to point to the corner a foot away. I was working for the owner on the right. The guy on the left came out and i figured my stakes would be gone about 5 minutes after I left, so I added some pics to the report.
No such thing as a fence survey in North Carolina, we have to do at a minimum a Report of Survey.