Often considered to be the “Cadillac” of surveys. An ALTA survey is one that is done in accordance with the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements set forth by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The ALTA is special because of the unique way that it addresses title insurance matters through utilization of the Surveyor’s Certificate.
ALTA specifies the data to be shown on the survey and this includes:
- Boundary lines
- Location of the main building including improvements
- Location of ancillary buildings
- The identification of easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways and other utilities)