An ALTA/ACSM LAND TITLE SURVEY, or commonly referred to as an ALTA Survey, is typically required by lending institutions for the financing of commercial properties or developments. The standards for this survey were jointly developed by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The survey will show the boundaries of the property, the location of all easements affecting the property as referenced in the title commitment, and any other matters affecting the property, either those visible or otherwise known by the surveyor. The ALTA standards also include a list of optional "Table A" requirements that may be requested by the client.

PLS, Inc. has prepared numerous ALTA Surveys of various properties including apartment sites, malls, shopping centers, industrial plants, and other multi-million dollar facilities. We have years of experience dealing with various attorneys and title companies in the preparation of ALTA Surveys and make every effort to address their concerns, which shows in referrals and repeat business.

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