ALTA – Property Surveys

Title Insurers have specific needs related to title insurance matters, and when asked to provide an insurance policy without any exception relating to survey matters, a set of regulations governing title surveys was developed between members of Title Insurance industry and surveyors. The ALTA Survey is a detailed map of the land showing all existing improvements of the property, utilities, and significant observations within the insured estate. The survey details the surveyor’s findings concerning the property boundaries and how it relates to title. The Survey delineates or makes note of all easements and exceptions cited within the title commitment for insurance of the secured party. The survey may also show zoning and flood zone restrictions or areas indicating potential future use of the property. The ALTA survey is a combination of a boundary survey, title survey, and a location survey. The ALTA regulations govern the content of all ALTA surveys and are denoted in the “2011 MINIMUM STANDARD DETAIL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALTA/ACSM LAND TITLE SURVEYS” as adopted by American Land Title Association and National Society of Professional Surveyors.

I need a survey of a commercial or multi-family site that meets the ALTA Land Title Survey requirements.

(Click here to download PDF ALTA Survey)
(http://www.smith-roberts.com/pdf/2011-alta-acsm-land-title-survey-minimum-requirements.pdf)