Arc Surveying & Mapping is experienced in fulfilling American Land Title Association (ALTA) standards for property surveys. The ALTA Survey is considered the “gold standard” of land surveys because they meet the highest standards recognized in the U.S. An ALTA survey includes much more information than a typical boundary survey. Because of the complexity and cost, ALTA surveys are typically used for commercial properties.
ALTA requires specific data to be included in a land survey, some of which is obtained through records research and collection as well as through surveying the property. Among those are: boundary lines; the location of any main building, including improvements; the location of any other buildings; the identification of easements for things such as gas lines, water, telephone, right-of-ways, etc.); encroachments on the property; roads; zoning classification; water boundaries; and more. Once the information is collected, it is analyzed and a report is prepared by the land surveyor.
An ALTA Land Survey guarantees to meet the requirements for an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey as detailed by the American Land Title Association, National Society of Professional Surveyors and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. An ALTA survey may be required by a financial institution for the purchase of property, particularly commercial locations.
Complying completely to ALTA standards ensures that clients, lenders, title companies, and insurance companies can rely on the results of our surveys. In addition to the ALTA standards, Arc is completely versed on the requirements of local, state and federal requirements for these surveys. Arc has completed a number of ALTA-compliant surveys over the last 30 years, including a few that are described below.