American Land Title Association (ALTA) surveys typically begin when our professionals prepare a boundary survey of your property. After reviewing the title exceptions in your title commitment, we survey all locatable easements and encumbrances listed in the commitment.
An ALTA land survey is prepared for a title company and/or lender with the survey and location data needed for the title company to remove the survey exception to the title insurance policy. For this purpose, a map is drawn to ALTA standards. ALTA surveys specify the data to be shown on the survey including boundary lines, location of main building including improvements, location of ancillary buildings, identification and location of easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways, and other utilities) as described in the title report. ALTA surveys can be very complex surveys and can cost several thousands of dollars and take weeks or months to prepare, depending on the complexity of the site.