ALTA Surveys

ALTA Surveys

An ALTA survey is typically made at the request of a Title Company and/or Lender to a land owner or developer who then requests that Michael Dequine and Associates, Inc. provide research, field surveys, and mapping in accordance with specific requirements for content and measurement precision.  The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) publish the “Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys” (the Standards) that are utilized by most title companies and/or lenders.  The latest Effective date of the most current publication of those Minimum Standard Detail Requirements is February 23, 2016.  Those Standards specify, among other things, the data to be shown on the survey including boundary lines and the survey markers found to support those boundary lines, location of buildings and improvements, identification of easements (such as access rights or easements for water, gas, telephone, railways or other utilities). In addition to the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements the Standards also include Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications which are included in Table A of the Standards.  Our clients typically identify the optional items they wish to have included in our ALTA Surveys and maps.  Because ALTA surveys can be very complex it is important to engage Michael Dequine and Associates, Inc. early in the process.

Past Projects:

  • Liberty Project (329 +/- acres), City of West Sacramento, Yolo County, CA
  • Airport Road (11 +/- acres), City of Sacramento, CA
  • Port of Stockton (17 +/- acres), San Joaquin County, CA
  • Port of Stockton (4 +/- acres), San Joaquin County, CA
  • Redwood Drive Rohnert Park, (13 +/- acres), City of Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, CA
  • Ft. Jones Road Yreka (13 +/- acres), City of Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA
  • Bayshore Mall (6 +/- acres), City of Eureka, Humbolt County, CA

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