These are the Types of Surveys We can Provide
A survey for the express purpose of locating the corners and boundary lines of a given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with Oregon State Law. A boundary survey locates the limits of a tract of land, or in some cases an easement, with respect to a recorded Deed and other recorded surveys or Plats. State law requires a Record of Survey map be recorded with the County Surveyor’s office if any new monuments (permanent survey markers) are set.
This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency or may be used by engineers and/or architects for the design of improvements or developments on a site. A topographic survey map will show the location of natural and man-made features including buildings, curbs, sidewalks, trees, landscape areas, streams, rock outcroppings, manholes, catch basins, fire hydrants, etc. The map will also show contour lines and/or spot elevations. Property lines will usually be shown for reference purposes and elevations may be relative to a published vertical datum or an assumed local datum. Easements of record can be located with respect to the boundary and plotted on the map if the client provides a Title Report.
The subdivision or partitioning of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumentation and survey data on a map, in conformance with local ordinances and Oregon State Law. Whenever a new (or additional) parcel of land is proposed, the project will need to conform to local jurisdictional (City/County) ordinances and be reviewed and approved by the appropriate planning department. The final map (or Plat) will show boundary and lot corner monuments, mathematical survey data, easements, and street dedications (if required).
Condominium Plat maps the interior spaces (both horizontally and vertically) of a structure with respect to the property boundary. It will also define both Limited and General Common Elements and will ultimately serve as the legal basis for conveying title to individual units.
Property Line Adjustment Survey
This type of survey is used to adjust a common boundary line between two existing legal tracts or lots of record. No new parcels of land are created but in most cases, a Boundary Survey (see above) will have to be recorded along with new Legal Descriptions. Typically a jurisdictional planning department will need to review and approve any proposed property line adjustment.
ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance. An ALTA/ACSM Survey is typically required and applied in commercial situations. A current Title Report is used together with a detailed field survey to produce a map that shows the property boundary, all visible improvements, the location of surface and subsurface utilities, easements, encroachments, and encumbrances. If a lender is involved their requirements will determine if a recorded boundary survey is necessary.
FEMA Elevation Certificates
This certificate is most often used to help determine the appropriate level of flood insurance needed. Elevations entered on the FEMA certificate must be referenced to a published vertical datum. Latitude and longitude will be determined and photographs may be included with the certificate.
Construction staking of improvements shown on improvement plans for control of construction on developments for roads, buildings, pipelines, etc. Engineering plans are used to calculate the locations of proposed improvements with respect to the property boundary. A survey crew then sets temporary markers in the ground to assist a contractor in placing/building the improvements at the desired location.
Regular, periodic measurements are taken on fixed control points to show horizontal and/or vertical movement over a specified period of time.