Surveying works for legal purposes comprise the preparation of various documents, which contain information about the cadastral data regarding real estate. The study has analyzed the documents produced as a result various surveying works, which contain the analysis of the changes in the data on cadastral parcels. The surveying documentation which was analyzed gives rise to the documents describing changes in land records, such as: ‒ parcel subdivision, ‒ consolidation and subdivision of parcels, ‒ reparcelling and subdivision, ‒ separation of mortgage bodies, ‒ regulating legal status of real estate, ‒ synchronization list. The performed analyses and comparisons revealed significant differences in the terminology of the documents containing the above information. At the same time, documents having the same title, and with a varied form and content, were encountered. This paper provides examples of documents derived from the analyzed surveys, bearing the following names: ‒ the list of changes in land records, ‒ the list of changes, ‒ the record of changes in the cadastral data, ‒ the record of changes in parcels, ‒ the record of changes in the cadastral data of parcels, ‒ the list of changes in land records (equivalents), ‒ the synchronization list (equivalent), ‒ the synchronization list. There is a general discussion among the surveyors on the vague requirements of the Cartographic Documentation Centres, related to the names and content of the individual documents to be attached to the basic trig data drawn from the surveying work. Basing on the analyzed examples, it can be stated that even within a single Cartographic Documentation Centres, there are various habits of surveying contractors regarding the preparation of the documents related to unclear legal regulations. On the other hand, there are cases of more specific requirements of the Cartographic Documentation Centres for the title and content of the document, not necessarily justified by the formal and legal situation in this regard.