A survey for the purpose of locating the corners, boundary lines and/or easements of a given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act.
A survey locating topographic features (natural and man made) such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, countours of land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency, or may be sued by engineers and/or architects for design of improvements or developments on a site.
Under the requirements of the Subdivision Map Act, a map that subdivides large parcels of land into smaller lots of marketable title. Lots sold using tract number/name, block number/name, and lot number/name offer the simplest kind of deed description and maximum information.
As provided by Map Act Section 66412(d), a lot line adjustment relocates one (1) or more lot lines between two (2) or more existing adjacent parcels, where land taken from one (1) parcel is added to an adjacent parcel and where no more parcels are created than originally existed.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate is an administrative tool of the NFIP which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with local, community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, or to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) which removes the structure in question from the flood map.
A right-of-way is a strip of land that is granted, through an easement or other mechanism, for transportation purposes, such as for a trail, driveway, rail line, or highway. A right-of-way is reserved for the purposes of maintenance or expansion of existing services with the right-of-way.
The geographical description of a real estate property for the purpose of identifying the property for legal transactions. A legal description of the property unambiguously identifies the location, boundaries, and any existing easements on the property.