Bulletin: SLS2021002

Date:
January 26, 2021
To:
All Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA / ACSM Land Title Surveys

Dear Associates:

In 2011, the American Land Title Association ("ALTA"), the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping ("ACSM") and the National Society of Professional Surveyors ("NSPS") adopted joint 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys (the "2011 Survey Standards"), superseding the survey standards that were last revised in 2005. Please see SLS2011018 link below.

In 2021, there will be updates to the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, effective February 23, 2021.

For your reference, links to the updates are available below:

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References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
SLS2011018 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA / ACSM Land Title Surveys
Underwriting Manual:
18.40 Surveys
Exceptions Manual:
Surveys
Forms:
None