What is a land title survey?A complete and total study, investigation and evaluation of all factors affecting and influencing the location of the boundaries, ownership lines, rights of way and easements within or immediately surrounding a certain lot, parcel or quantity of real estate. Such study and evaluation will culminate in the deliberate and clear location or relocation on the ground of the perimeters, division lines or boundaries and the determination of area of the certain lot, parcel or quantity of real estate.

Why is it necessary?
A survey may be used to describe property boundaries, locate physical characteristics of the property, locate matters of record, identify how land use laws affect the property, and assist in evaluating the property. A land title survey is sufficient for title insurance purposes. It denotes merely a boundary depiction, but may contain other information pertaining to the property.

Title Search
An examination of the records of the registry of deeds or other office, which contains records of title documents to determine whether title to the property is good. (Also see abstract of title or examination)

A map of a town, section, or subdivision showing the location and boundaries of individual parcels of land subdivided into lots with streets, alleys, easements, etc. Usually drawn to scale.

Plat Map
A plat map is generally drawn after the property has been described by some other means, such as a government survey system. Once a plat map is set, legal descriptions are defined by referring to the given map in a lot and block description.

Set Back (Building Line)
The distance from a curb, property line, or structure, within which building is prohibited. Setback requirements are normally provided by ordinances or building codes (provisions in zoning ordinance regulating the distance from the lot line to the point where improvements may be constructed).

The right of the owner of one parcel of land, by reason of such ownership, to use the land of another for a special purpose not inconsistent with the general purpose.

Metes & Bounds Method of describing land by measure of land (metes – course and distance) of the boundary lines (bounds – adjoiners). The most common method is to recite direction and length of each line, as one would walk the perimeter.

Right of Way
Any strip or area of land, including surface, overhead, underground, granted by deed or easement, for construction and maintenance according to designated use, such as drainage, irrigation canals, ditches, electric power, telephone, oil, gas, water, other pipelines, highways, etc.

What is an elevation certificate?
An elevation certificate is a certificate regulated by FEMA. It verifies the elevation of the finished floor in comparison to sea level to determine whether or not the home meets or exceeds the standards set forth by F.I.R.M. (Flood Insurance Rate Maps)

Why do I need an elevation certificate?An elevation certificate can greatly reduce the cost of your flood insurance. It allows an insurance company to better assess the risk (your home) being insured.

When should I order an elevation certificate?You can order an elevation certificate anytime. Typically an insurance agent will recommend it when you purchase flood insurance. That is the most common time to order an elevation certificate. Other times include determine construction, development, drainage projects and other applications.

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How long does it take to get an elevation certificate?Our typical production time is 3-5 days. If needed sooner we can sometimes accommodate.

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