There are a number of different types of surveys that we offer.  Below is a list of the different types as well as a description of what each includes.  You can also use these descriptions to discover which type of survey suits your needs. 

Our prices are determined by our surveyor depending on the location of the property, the type of survey, the size of the property, and a number of other factors. 

Please call us for a price estimate and to schedule your survey with our surveyor.  We can accomodate most deadlines depending on the type of survey needed. 

Improvement Location Certificate:
Also known as an ILC.  This particular survey is often required by Mortgage or Title Insurance Companies before the sale of a property. An ILC shows all existing improvements on the subject property, such as buildings, fences, power lines, well, septic, leach field, driveways etc. Distances from the property line for major structures are also shown. Platted easements will be shown as well as any easements of record as listed on Title Work. [* NOTE: Client must provide title work for easements of record to be shown on survey.] An ILC is also useful in showing any encroachments from/onto the subject property. Note that this survey is not considered a Boundary Survey and property corners will not be flagged or set. 

Jefferson County often requires an ILC for the building permit process; once construction of the foundation/structure is complete an ILC or updated ILC will be required to show the structure meets the required setbacks.

Land Survey Plat:
    Also referred to as a boundary survey, a Land Survey Plat locates and verifies all property corners and boundaries, shows the location of all improvements in relation to the property lines, includes an area of the overall property and shows any existing encroachments. Any error between the found monumentation and the platted location of monuments is also noted. All easements as platted or of record are shown in detail as well.  Title work supplied by the client is helpful for an accurate representation of all easements relating to the property, however it is not required for this particular type of survey. Along with the location and description of all existing monuments, any missing property corners are also re-set as part of this process. Once complete, this survey is also recorded at the appropriate county within a year from the completion date.

Site Plan:  
A site plan is usually only used for proposed construction of a structure or driveway. The county sometimes requires this as opposed to an ILC for purposes of applying for a building permit. A site plan does not show easements or most existing improvements unless directly related to the new construction. The proposed location of the structure/improvement is shown in relation to either property lines or existing improvements and topography is usually shown in the related area as well. 

Similar to a Land Survey Plat, and ALTA survey is strictly geared towards companies purchasing commercial property. Standards created by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping are used to create this type of survey. The location of all improvements in relation to property lines as well as any easements and setback requirements are shown on this survey as well as any encroachments that exist.

A topographic survey is usually required for planning and zoning purposes, site layout, construction or engineering and architectural design. Often requested by Engineers or Architects for construction/design purposes, a Topo uses contour lines which show the shape of the land. Elevations are assigned to each contour line displaying the three-dimensional features of the property on a two-dimensional drawing. Existing improvements are also shown on a topo if necessary. Due to the nature of this particular survey, we can provide a CAD .dwg file for your or your architects use at your request.  The boundary is not certified in a topographic drawing.

AS-Built / Plot Plan:
  Similar to the ILC, an as-built drawing shows all improvements on a property in their constructed locations.  Used to verify the location of newly constructed improvements/structures only, this is not an official survey and no property corners are flagged or set.


The following survey types are connected to county processes and therefore must go through a county review.  We have a vast amount of experience dealing with the county and their requirements for these types of survey needs.  If you would like more information on these processes and what is involved, please 
contact our office.

Residential Structure Exclusion/RSE:  
A document and survey designed to legalize an illegally divided piece of property under special conditions.

Full Platting:  This process is used strictly for the platting of subdivisions.  It is a long complicated process and can take over a year to complete.  In addition to a Land Surveyor, a Civil Engineer, Planner, and Geologist are often used in this process. 

Exemption Survey:
    Pertains to property that is exempt from certain county regulations. This type of survey is used to legalize illegally divided parcels or create a building envelope in commercial property.  It can also be used to divide 40 acres tracts into three (3) separate parcels.  Process at the county is similar to that of a Minor Adjustment.

Minor Adjustment (Jefferson County)/Minor Subdivision (Clear Creek County):
This process is used to reconfigure or relocate existing interior boundary lines, existing easements, or existing building envelopes . All existing improvements, easements, found monumentation, setbacks, and encroachments are shown on the survey. Any missing property corners are set and described as well. In addition, adjacent properties and right-of-ways are shown in relation to subject property. There is an application and fees required by most counties in order to complete this particular process. A Minor Adjustment can take anywhere from 2 months to a year to complete and requires multiple revisions from the county before completion. Once approved, the survey is prepared on mylar material and must be recorded at the county for an additional fee. All parties involved in the Minor Adjustment must have a notarized signature on the mylar before it can be recorded. 

Please visit our Additional Services  page to learn more about the other options we provide our customers. 

Please visit the County Processes  page to see the normal steps involved with surveys or projects that must be approved by the county.

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