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TITLE ABSTRACT AVAILABLE:
OPTIONAL SURVEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE: The items of Table A must be negotiated between the surveyor and client. It
may be necessary for the surveyor to qualify or expand upon the description of these
items, e.g., in reference to Item 6, there may be a need for an interpretation of
a restriction. The surveyor cannot make a certification on the basis of an interpretation
or opinion of another party. Items 16, 17 and 18 are only for use on projects for
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
If checked, the following optional items are to be included in the ALTA/ACSM LAND
TITLE SURVEY, except as otherwise negotiated:
1. Monuments placed (or a reference monument or witness to the corner) at all major
corners of the boundary of the property,
unless already marked or referenced by an existing monument or witness to the
2. Vicinity map showing the property surveyed in reference to nearby highway(s)
or major street intersection(s).
3. Flood zone designation (with proper annotation based on federal Flood Insurance
Rate Maps or the state or local
equivalent, by scaled map location and graphic plotting only.)
4. Gross land area (and other areas if specified by the client).
5. Contours and the datum of the elevations.
6. List setback, height, and floor space area restrictions disclosed by applicable
zoning or building codes (beyond those
required under paragraph 5d of these standards). If none, so state. The source
of such information must be disclosed.
See “Note” above.
7. (a) Exterior dimensions of all buildings at ground level
(b) Square footage of:
(1) exterior footprint of all buildings at ground level
(2) gross floor area of all buildings; or
(3) other areas to be defined by the client
(c) Measured height of all buildings above grade at a defined location. If no defined
location is provided, the point of
measurement shall be shown.
8. Substantial, visible improvements (in addition to buildings) such as billboards,
signs, parking structures, swimming pools, etc.
9. Parking areas and, if striped, the striping and the type (e.g. handicapped, motorcycle,
regular, etc.) and number of parking
10. Indication of access to a public way on land such as curb cuts and driveways,
and to and from waters adjoining the surveyed
tract, such as boat slips, launches, piers and docks.
(a) Observed evidence
11. Location of utilities (representative examples of which are shown below) existing
on or serving the surveyed property as
(b) Observed evidence together with evidence from plans obtained from utility companies
or provided by client, and
markings by utility companies and other appropriate sources (with reference
as to the source of information)
12. Governmental Agency survey-related requirements as specified by the client.
13. Names of adjoining owners of platted lands.
14. The distance to the nearest intersecting street as designated by the client
15. Rectified orthophotography, photogrammetric mapping, laser scanning and other
similar products, tools or technologies may be utilized as the basis for the location
of certain features (excluding boundaries) where ground measurements are not otherwise
necessary to locate those features to an appropriate and acceptable accuracy relative
to a nearby boundary. The surveyor shall (a) discuss the ramifications of such methodologies
(e.g. the potential accuracy and completeness of the data gathered thereby) with
the title company, lender and client prior to the performance of the survey and,
(b) place a note on the face of the survey explaining the source, date, relative
accuracy and other relevant qualifications of any such data.
16. Observable evidence of earth moving work, building construction or building
additions within recent months.
17. Any changes in street right of way lines either completed or proposed, and available
from the controlling jurisdiction.
Observable evidence of recent street or sidewalk construction or repairs.
18. Observable evidence of site use as a solid waste dump, sump or sanitary landfill.