A Boundary Survey entails intensive research both at the County or Municipal level and in the field at the subject property, including all surrounding areas.
The end product typically fulfills the requirements for new construction or additions for commercial and residential needs. Individual County requirements are observed for each unique survey. The corner pins or monuments are usually set and a record mylar filed with the County.
An ALTA Survey begins with the same process as a Boundary Survey but also meets the additional standards set by The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM).
This survey typically relates to commercial properties and gives the title company, the buyer, and the lender a highly accurate survey pin-pointing the relationships of buildings, easements, improvements, and property boundaries. An extensive title work review exposes encumbrances upon the property not otherwise apparent.
The ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey incorporates the elements of a Boundary Survey, an Improvement Survey Plat, a Pin Survey, and an As-Built Survey into one comprehensive package.
The NEW 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys are now in effect.
Click HERE to view the revised requirements and Optional Table A Survey Responsibilities.