A Plat of Survey and Boundary Survey are often used interchangeably to provide information pertaining to a parcels boundary and boundary issues, such as encroachments or easements. These types of surveys may be used for location of property lines for the purpose of constructing a fence, adding on to or constructing a new building, or other improvements on the parcel.
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Properties located near navigable waterways or lakes are affected by flood plains. These surveys specifically locate and show the limits of the 100-year flood and its relationship to existing improvements and the remaining parcel to obtain proof for financial institutions or insurance companies that the property is out of the flood plain.
If it is believed that a parcel of land or a building are not in the 100-year floodplain, a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) can be applied for. A LOMA or LOMR are statements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that serve to remove a parcel of land or structure from the floodplain.
Sometimes referred to as minor subdivisions, Certified Survey Maps are used to create four (4) lots or less from a single parcel that can be transferred from seller to buyer. They can be done in urban or rural settings and are used in residential, commercial or industrial applications. They can also be used for attachment of adjacent parcels into a single lot or to consolidate lots or parcels.
Financial institutions, prior to providing funding for a piece of land and improvements, generally require a Title Survey. Maps are prepared meeting prescribed requirements of the American Land Title Association’s standards for Land Title Surveys. This survey provides Title Insurance Companies a basis on which they can insure a property and it’s improvements.
Subdivisions create lots that can be transferred from seller to buyer for construction of residential, commercial or industrial buildings in rural or urban settings.
Plat used to show the precise location and access for residential, business, commercial or industrial units spatially within a common area of a parcel of land for the purpose of transferring title of a unit from seller to a buyer.
A Topographic Map provides three-dimensional information about a land parcel. It shows the physical features of the lands surface, including elevation change. Under ground features may also be shown when locations are known. This information forms the basis engineering design for surface water control, sanitary sewer, water main, parking surfaces, and also concept design for residential, industrial and commercial developments.
Staking commercial and residential buildings on the building site provides the contractor with assurance the building has been located on the lot as designed on their approved Site Plan. Private, commercial or municipal site staking includes infrastructure such as sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer, parking lots, curb and roadways, as well as surface water controls.