Eagle Land Surveying, Inc.

Our Services

  • ALTA Survey - 
    An ALTA (American Land Title Association) survey is a boundary survey prepared to a set of minimum standards that have been jointly prepared and adopted by the ALTA/ACSM (American Congress of Surveying and Mapping). Additionally, an ALTA survey shows improvements, easements, rights-of-way, and other elements impacting the ownership of land. An ALTA Survey is often prepared for commercial properties, as it will provide the title company with the information required to insure the title to the land and improvements to the high degree that a commercial development may require. In addition to the minimum standards set forth, an table of optional elements is included in the ALTA/ACSM standards. A careful review of the elements from the optional "Table A" is helpful in delineating a clear scope of the land surveyor's services.A current title commitment is required before an ALTA Survey can be completed. The surveyor will refer to the title commitment for the legal description of the property and for the legal description of any encumbrances (exceptions). Areas of ownership, improvements and encubrances will be shown graphically. If the survey discovers any encroachments, they should be shown graphically, and a note indicating the nature of the encroachment may also be added.The certification language of the ALTA Survey should include the names of the affected parties, including as appropriate the buyer, seller, title company, and lender. The surveyor must work in close association with the title insurance company, as the surveyor and the title company are relying on each others work to show the matters affecting the ownership of the land and improvements in a comprehensive manner.

  • Boundary Survey/Land Survey Plat - Use this type of survey if you want to know exactly where your property lines are and/or are building a fence on your property line. This type of survey is more expensive, but well worth your money if you end up in a dispute with a neighbor. Cost is highly dependent on the number of existing property corners we can find, the terrain and visibility (i.e. wooded).

  • Construction Staking - Construction staking is performed to aid a contractor in building a particular project. It usually includes setting stakes in the ground at a designed location or offset. The contractor may request grades to be placed on the stakes if the construction project needs to be placed at a certain height. At the request of the client/contractor, the surveyor will provide cut sheets showing the relationship between the grade stakes and the actual elevation of the improvement.

  • Drainage Certification - Use this type of survey to determine where drainage patterns are located.  The plot will show direction of flow and the percentage of fall.

  • FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate - Use this type of survey if you are in a flood zone and believe you are not. Flood insurance can be quite expensive! The only way to determine if you are in a flood zone or not is by determining the Elevation at your house. This must be performed by a Land Surveyor or Engineer.

  • House Stake (Layout) - This type of survey will direct the home builder where to build the house.  A Land Surveyor ensures 

  • Improvement Location Certificate (ILC) - the most inexpensive type of survey, commonly used by mortgage and title companies when properties are bought or sold. Homeowners and contractors use this type of survey if they are building a new deck or addition in order to obtain the local building permit. NOT used to build boundary fences.​​

  • Improvement Survey Plat - Shows the location of all improvements (structures), visible utilities, easements, and rights of way as well as visible encroachments on or within five feet of both sides of all boundaries.  A current title commitment is recommended.  Topographic contours are an optional item and can be added upon request.

  • Legal Descriptions and Exhibits - A legal description is used to define an area of land. Legal descriptions can be use for many purposes including rezoning, annexations, land transfers and easements.  The exhibit is a visual representations of the legal description.

  • Plot Plan (for building permit) - Very similar to an ILC, but this survey will also show areas of structures and what percentage of the property that they cover.  

  • ​Subdivision Plat​ - Use this type of survey to create multiple lots/parcels out of 1 existing parcel.  Check with your local jurisdiction to find out what fees will be involved with subdividing land.  


  • Topographic Survey - A topographic or “topo” survey shows the natural features of a parcel of land. A topo survey will map grades and elevations of the land by the use of contour lines. This type of survey can be used to define hills, valleys, drainage patterns and wooded areas. A topo survey may also include improvements such as buildings, roads, manholes, etc. The approximate location of property lines may be shown on a topo survey for reference only and should not be construed as a Property Survey​