LOT SURVEY: A boundary survey of the lot or parcel involved with a monument verified or set at each corner.
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY: A survey locating all topographic features such as buildings, fences, etc. and elevations or contours.
SITE PLANNING SURVEY: Combination of a lot and topographic survey and in addition shows utilities, building setback, future streets, zoning, etc.
AS-BUILT SURVEY: A plan showing that a new structure is built as shown on the proposed plans.
LAND COURT SURVEY: A survey made under the instructions of the Massachusetts Land Court to accompany a petition for original registration or to subdivide land already registered.
TITLE INSURANCE SURVEY: A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company with survey and location data necessary for issuing title insurance.
FLOOD ELEVATION SURVEY: The elevation certificate is an important administrative tool of the NFIP. It is used to determine the proper flood insurance premium; it can be used to document elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with the community floodplain management regulations and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment or Revision (LOMA or LOMR-F). The Elevation Certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings, which are buildings constructed after publication of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for flood insurance Zones A1-A30, AE, AH, A 9 (with BFE), VE, V1-V30, V (with BFE), AR, AR/A, AR/AE, AR/A1-30, AR/AH, and AR/AO. The Elevation Certificate is not required for pre-FIRM buildings unless the building is being rated under the optional post-FIRM flood insurance rules. If your property requires an Elevation Certificate, you will need to obtain the certificate prior to receiving a quote. Elevation certificates must be prepared and certified by either a registered land surveyor, engineer, or architect who is authorized by commonwealth, state, or local law to certify elevation information.