For the first time since 2011, the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements (MSDR) for land title surveys have been updated. This regulation change comes from the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The most significant changes relate to the topics of zoning, utilities, and wetlands.
“These new changes will not significantly affect property owners,” said Bob Babcock, Land Surveying Department Manager at DiPrete Engineering. “These regulations allow land surveying professionals to create the best possible results for our clients and to watch out for their interests.”
Professional Land Surveyors will continue to work with clients and their attorneys to provide data related to boundary, easements, encumbrances, covenants, zoning, and wetlands that is critical during the initial stages of a project. Potential developers rely upon this survey data for design decisions throughout the development process.
“With these updated regulations in place, projects will become more streamlined to meet the client’s needs,” said Bob. “This will allow surveyors to provide a product that includes what is important for the project.”
To read more about the new changes for Professional Land Surveyors, please click here.