ALTA Survey in Mississippi

EAS Resources (Keith Zimmerman, PLS)

alta survey in mississippiOur primary land surveyor for ALTA Surveys In Mississippi is EAS Resources located in Natchez, Mississippi. Keith is a Mississippi licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. He has extensive experience with all types of commercial land surveying and commercial land development projects. Call (601) 897-1040 to speak with Keith about an ALTA Survey in Mississippi.

Keith works with a network of licensed Land Surveyor Associates all around the state. We will seek out the closest one to your location, and the best for the job. Visit our Civil Engineering site if you need Engineering services for your project.

Maps & Resources for Mississippi

Guaranteed Results

Our Mississippi surveyors take customer satisfaction seriously. We want to know your requirements and goals for the job, and then we’ll work to complete the project to meet your approval. If you have questions about the process or the survey, we have the answers. We’re eager to help you. We will listen to your questions, and then do our best to resolve them when you call us. We will also help to develop the scope of work for what needs to be done on your specific project and then do our best to meet those survey expectations.

ALTA Land Title Survey

An ALTA Land Title Survey is completed based on the “Minimum Standard Detail Requirements and Accuracy Standards For ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.” This ALTA survey standards document was developed and is revised on a regular basis by a combination of Title industry (the American Land Title Association) and Surveying industry (the National Society of Professional Surveyors) professionals. The latest version of this document is the 2016 revision.

ALTA Survey Costs

Since ALTA Surveys take more time and effort, these surveys typically cost more than a survey done according to a particular state standard. It should be pointed out that if the state standard is more restrictive on a certain point, then the most restrictive standard is required on the survey.

I see ALTA surveys priced from 50% to 200% more than a comparable boundary survey. This depends on the items checked in “Table A – Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications.” This table adds additional or specific tasks to the surveyor’s scope of work. One item that is usually included with most all ALTA survey requests is Item #1, monuments placed.

Mississippi Surveying standards include this and, in my opinion, all surveys should, but the ALTA survey leaves this optional unless the item is checked on Table A.

In regard to this, one of the things I appreciate is that the client is “supposed to” not only fill out this Table A but also to furnish title documents to the surveyor BEFORE he starts the survey. In practice we rarely get the title documents until we issue the first draft of the survey. At that time the documents are sent to us and we are asked to revise the survey and show them. While this is not the way its planned, at least we have the chance to review the documents before issuing the final version of the survey.

So, if you have a commercial parcel or a large multi-family residential complex, you should consider asking for the ALTA standards to be used.

You should also probably do this if you are considering the purchase or development of a parcel outside your state. Most of the banks will require this if you ask for a loan on this type property, but I recommend this even if the bank doesn’t require it.

If we can help you with an ALTA Survey in Mississippi, please contact us at 601-897-1040 or fill out our Table A and Contact form.