The tenth edition of the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements was adopted in the fall of 2020 with an effective date of February 23, 2021. Please note that prior to the February 23rd date, when contracting with a surveyor to provide an ALTA Survey, the surveyor will perform the survey to the current 2016 Minimum Standards. Contracts executed on or after the effective date will be performed to the NEW 2021 Standards.
2021 ALTA Survey Requirements
Although there are no major changes when compared to the 2016 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Minimum Standard Detail Requirements, there are some modifications that will affect both the surveyor’s responsibilities and the user’s comprehension. These modifications occur not only in the Minimum Standards, but also in the Optional Table A items listing.
NV5 Real Estate Transaction Services ALTA NSPS Land Title Survey Resources
To ensure our customers are aware of the changes to the ALTA/NSPS Minimum Standard Detail Requirements, we have provided online resources for 24/7 access to the following information:
- Full copy of the NEW 2021 ALTA/NSPS Minimum Standard Detail Requirements (PDF)
- NV5 Red-line Version (PDF)
- Blog post about what to note in the New ALTA Survey Requirements
For questions or to learn more, contact us at 1-800-787-8397 ext. 835 or email Jim Brown, National Director of Business Development, at James.Brown@NV5.com. Additionally, we are scheduling 1-hour presentations on the topic of the new standards for 2021 which may qualify for CLE credit. Contact us for details.