Plat of Survey is a survey used to determine the location of existing deed lines. Depending on the area of the land and the local code, it can also be used to create a legal description for a new parcel of land or an easement.
Certified Survey Map, also called a CSM is used to create new parcels of land. One to four parcels and new road right of way can be created using a CSM. Most municipalities and counties have a subdivision ordinance in place that requires a review of the certified survey map.
Subdivision Plat is used to create many new lots, roads and dedicated areas from a larger parcel of land. Most municipalities and counties have a subdivision ordinance in place that requires a review of the subdivision plat.
Condominium Plat is a type of map used to show the location of Units, Common Elements and Limited Common Elements in a parcel of land and buildings. The Condominium Plat, along with Condominium Declarations which are drafted by an attorney, will create a marketable interest in a portion of the property. A condominium plat can be two units, many people refer to them as “Twindominium” or a very large complex with multiple buildings.
ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey is mostly used in the sale of commercial projects to protect the interest of the mortgage lender. It is a survey that conforms to the standards and requirements of American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). The requirements will vary depending on the needs of the client and the requirements of the mortgage lender.
Right of Way Plat is a map used to describe lands to be purchased in an acquisition for road or highway corridor.