We have local land surveyors for ALTA Surveys In Oklahoma. From the west panhandle area to the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, we can help you with your ALTA Land Surveying needs. Call (405) 546-2121 to speak with someone about an ALTA Survey.
Keith works with EAS Resources, licensed Land Surveyors for Oklahoma. We also offer Civil Engineering services if you need those for your project. Call us at (405) 546-2121.
Our Oklahoma surveyors take the time to get to know your survey requirements and goals for the job, and then we’ll work to complete the project to meet those needs. 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.
Maps & Resources for Oklahoma
- State of Oklahoma Overall GIS Map
- Assessor & Property Tax Records for Oklahoma
- Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Oklahoma
- USGS Quadrangle Maps
- ALTA Land Survey Standards (PDF format)
- ALTA Table A only (PDF format)
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.
For example, one item that is usually included with most all ALTA survey requests is Item #1, monuments placed. Most 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 should not only fill out Table A but also 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. This gives the Title folks what they need to complete the research. 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.