A boundary survey of the subject property will be made and the property corners will be located and verified or reset. A check for violations or encroachments onto or from the subject property will be made. This of survey can be used, by the property owner, for the construction of a fence, structure, or other improvements. A certified drawing will be included.
Boundary Line Adjustment
When two adjoining land owners want to move the boundary line between them, a Boundary Line Adjustment survey will be conducted. This means a change in location of the property line between two or more existing adjacent properties or parcels. Land is taken from one parcel is added to an adjacent parcel.
Lot Split Survey
When a land owner wants to divide a parcel of land into two or more parcels it calls for a Lot Split Survey to be conducted. All of the new lots must have public access; no new streets can be created with the Lot Split survey.
Lot Consolidation Survey
When a land owner wants to consolidate two or more parcels into one single parcel, it calls for a Lot Consolidation Survey to be conducted. This survey is basically the opposite of a Lot Split Survey.
Subdivision Plat of Survey
A Subdivision Plat is a survey that creates multiple lots or pieces of land from one larger tract of land. A subdivision is used for the purpose of selling the property on smaller lots. The subdivision may create new public streets and right-of-way.
ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey
Mostly used for commercial and industrial properties, the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey is the most comprehensive type of land survey. It encompasses all areas of the boundary survey, improvement location and identification of any additional use or possession.
Architectural/Topographic Survey’s are usually conducted for architectural planning and engineering design projects. It is a survey of parcels or property determining surface ground configurations and locating all natural and artificial objects including; utilities, drainage ways, structures, ingress and egress to the property and any other visible characteristics of the property. An Architectural/Topographic Survey is usually performed in unison with the boundary survey, to show lines of possession.
Flood Plain Surveys –
Elevation Certificates / Letter of Map Amendment
If a property owner thinks their property has been inadvertently mapped in a Special Flood Hazard Area, they may submit a request to FEMA for a Letter of Map Change. A SFHA is defined as the area that will be inundated by the flood event having a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. A LOMC reflects an official revision/amendment to an effective Flood Insurance Rate Map. If the LOMC request is granted, property owners may be eligible for lower flood insurance premiums or the option to not purchase flood insurance. We recommend a two step process; the first step is obtaining a Elevation Certificate. The elevation certificate is need to purchase flood insurance but also may be used to support the second step, LOMA (Letter of Map Amendment).