TYPES OF SURVEYS

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.

 

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