Formerly ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey, this very detailed boundary survey and drawing (plat) is prepared to meet current “Minimum Standard Detail Requirements” of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). It also meets the state minimum standards, and laws. This survey for commercial and industrial properties incorporates a review of a Title Commitment Policy for the property and depicts title exceptions that affect the property. Shows improvements, easements, setbacks/ buffers, water features, roadways, and (if requested) topography, trees, underground utilities, cemeteries. Typically needed when purchasing or refinancing commercial properties. Sometimes required for commercial leases.
A survey performed after construction is complete. Survey depicts improvements as constructed. Usually needed for an occupancy permit.
Reestablishes boundaries of an existing parcel, following in the footsteps of the original surveyor, utilizing the recorded legal description. All property corners are either found or set, and are displayed on a drawing (plat) along with structures, above-ground utilities, fences and improvement near the property lines and on the property. Survey is prepared to state minimum technical standards, and laws governing the practice of surveying.
Encompasses surveys performed on properties zoned commercial or industrial.
Staking the horizontal and vertical position of new structure(s), pavement, utilities, etc. for proposed construction.
Drawings prepared to scale for various purposes including, but not limited to:
Plat of Consolidation – used to consolidate several adjacent parcels of land into a single parcel.
Subdivision Plat – used to divide land into smaller parcels, usually more than four or five parcels.
Minor Subdivision Plat – used to divide land into smaller parcels, usually less than four or five parcels.
Easement Plat – used to give others the rights to use a portion of a property owner’s land.
Plat of Correction or Amendment Plat – used to record minor corrections to an existing plat.
Plat of Vacation – functions to legally void a prior plat or portion of a plat. Usually used for a right-of-way, alley, or easement.
An elevation certificate is an official form of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program. A survey for a Flood Elevation Certificate provides verification of the elevation of a house or structure, mechanical equipment, and ground on a given property relative to a Base Flood Elevation (established on FEMA maps) for that property. This survey is a tool to lower Flood Insurance costs!
Construction staking of a building structure or addition to ensure footprint is in the correct, proposed location and meets the local municipalities setback requirements.
Performed in addition to a boundary survey. Stakes are placed along property lines to act as a visual marker when fencing is erected or when landscaping is modified. A plat is provided showing property lines, corner monuments found and set. Improvements along the property lines are shown.
Determines land boundaries with locations of buildings, above-ground utilities, fences, driveways and possible encroachments and is shown on a drawing (plat).
Elevation of land is measured to a particular datum, as requested or required. Contour lines and critical spot elevations, as well as improvements, natural ground features, structures, and visible utilities are shown on a topographic map.
A survey pinpointing the location, type and diameter of trees. This drawing is utilized by the Municipality’s Arborist to determine the removal and replacement of trees impacted by the proposed construction.
GeoTerra provides professional services in 3D laser scanning for as-built documentation in a virtual world. The point cloud data is used to create a three-dimensional (3D) CAD model which can be used for comparison, design, or reconstruction.
Deed and Records Research
Deed and plat compilation drawings
Drone Photography and scanning
Well location plats