Boundary Surveys

A boundary survey is one of the most common survey services in both residential and commercial niches. This form of survey is typically used to establish the precise boundaries and corners of a parcel of land. In many instances, property owners may need to determine the boundaries of a property to ensure that improvements do not infringe on official property lines.

Boundary surveys must be carried out by experienced professionals to ensure they identify property lines precisely. In many cases, a boundary survey will also identify improvements (structures), rights-of-way, easements, and other critical elements associated with the property. The results of your boundary survey will depend on the type of service you choose.

This form of survey is used to identify property lines, but it can also help property developers subdivide current parcels of land into smaller allotments. In many cases, the results of your survey are sent to the local municipality to become recorded as public record.

There is a range of different boundary-related services that our team provides to our clients. We cover all your surveying needs. Below, let us discuss the boundary survey services we offer to Colorado property owners.

ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey

  • A survey that meets ALTA/NSPS standards
  • Most common in the commercial property niche
  • Exhibits a wide range of property features, including easements, improvements (structures), rights-of-way, and other critical elements
  • Additional Table A provides optional survey add-ons
  • In most cases, a title commitment will be required
  • An ALTA/NSPS survey is certified to the seller, lender, title company, and buyer
  • The results of the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey are sent to local authorities to be made a public record

Annexation Map

  • Annexation maps annex a parcel of property into a city’s limits
  • Typically, 1/6 of the boundary of the plot of land must adjoin to the current city limits
  • Annexation maps must follow Colorado state laws and regulations – Colorado Revised Statute 31-12-107
  • The plan is completed and then sent to the relevant municipality for recording

Land Survey Plat (LSP)

  • Reveals the official boundary lines, rights-of-way, and easements
  • Does not show improvements (structures) on your property
  • Replaces lost property pins – markers that indicate the property’s official corners
  • Must follow Colorado laws and regulations – Colorado Revised Statute 38-51-106
  • A title commitment is often preferable
  • The results of the survey are sent to local authorities to be made a public record

Improvement Survey Plat (ISP)

  • Reveals precise locations of all improvements (structures) located on a particular property
  • Shows easements, rights-of-way, and visible utilities
  • Exhibits structural infringements within 5′ of property lines
  • Effectively a land survey plat with more information on additional elements
  • A title commitment is often preferable
  • Must follow local and state regulations
  • Topographic data also available (by request)
  • The results of the survey are sent to local authorities to be made a public record

Subdivision Plat

  • Separates land to create a subdivision
  • Also used to alter lot lines of a current plot of land
  • Adjoins multiple lots together to form a subdivision
  • Must follow the standards of local and state authorities
  • Local authorities will inspect the results
  • The results of the subdivision plat are sent to local authorities to be made a public record

Vacation Plat

  • This is used to vacate a piece of property to transfer shared areas or rights-of-way to neighboring properties

Condominium Map

  • Separates a building into separate units to be sold
  • Exhibits the improvements (structures) on the property
  • Displays the “Limited Common Elements” – such as units, parking spaces, or other areas of the property that are available for individual purchase
  • Measures the interior components of each unit
  • Determines both the volume and area of all “Limited Common Areas” and “General Common Areas”
  • Displays “General Common Elements” – shared elements within the property, such as shared rooms and staircases
  • The results of the condominium map are sent to local authorities to be made a public record

Contact Us to Discuss Your Requirements

Our highly trained team at Power Surveying Company, Inc. performs all types of boundary surveys. We have decades of experience providing Colorado-based clients with services that adhere to all local and state regulations. If you need advice or information on an upcoming project, we are always available to advise you on the best services for your particular requirements.

Power Surveying Company, Inc. provides free estimates to prospective clients. If you have an upcoming project, make sure to get in touch with our team to discuss a free quote for the job. We take on jobs of any size!

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