If you need an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey (ALTA Survey), trust the professionals at RW Engineering & Surveying to get it done right, on time, and on budget. If you’re not sure if you need an ALTA survey please give the information below a quick read.
What is an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey?
An ALTA is a boundary location showing improvements and other elements impacting the ownership of the parcel of land in relation to the parcel boundary. Improvements can consist of buildings, parking lots, utilities, vegetation or other man made improvements. Other elements can consist of utility easements and floodplain areas.
ALTA is the acronym for American Land Title Association. ACSM is the acronym for American Congress of Surveying and Mapping. The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) have jointly developed a set of surveying standards with the goal of promoting uniformity of survey information.
Every ALTA Survey is expected to meet minimum standards as set forth by the American Land Title Association. The one aspect where an ALTA survey can differ from another is the Table “A” options. As stated in the manual for ALTA Surveys, Table “A” is an “Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications” checklist. Every parcel of land is different and those differences dictate the information required on an ALTA Survey. The Table “A” is a list of customizable items the end user can choose to include or not include on an ALTA Survey. See example of an ALTA Table “A” by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.