ALTA / ACSM Survey
An ALTA survey is to provide a title company and/or lender with the necessary location and survey data to issue a title insurance policy. An ALTA survey usually shows the relationship between existing improvements on a particular parcel of land relative to the boundaries set forth in the property’s deed. ALTA surveys depict possible encumbrances or clouds on title, such as easements or encroachments. These types of surveys are generally done on commercial properties as part of a real estate transaction.