2021 Minimum Detail Standard Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys

Date March 23, 2021
Location Online Event
Time Noon-1pm
2021-03-23 12:00:00 2021-03-23 13:00:00 CREW Iowa March 23rd Webinar Noon-1pm 2021 Minimum Detail Standard Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys Online Event -event@crewnetwork.org

Introduction to the New 2021 Minimum Detail Standard Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys . Continuing Ed for those qualified.

Participants will learn about the new 2021 ALTA/NSPS Minimum Standard Detail Requirements, including modifications and additions to the surveyor’s responsibilities and changes to the optional Table A Item definitions. The session will be beneficial for those who negotiate and contract with surveyors and for the user of the survey to help alleviate some of the common misconceptions. Upon completion of the session each participant will have a greater understanding of ALTA/NSPS standards, Table A items, survey review, and communicating with surveyors.

Topics Addressed:

  • What is the purpose and intent of an ALTA/NSPS survey? When are ALTA/NSPS surveys required?
  • ALTA/NSPS requirements, New 2021 Standards, Contractual Considerations regarding effective date, Red-line of the 2016 standards indicating revisions to 2021
  • Minimum Standards Revisions
    • Universal verbiage changes
    • Relative Positional Precision (Section 3)
    • Record Research (Section 4)
    • Reporting of Utility Information as clarified (Section 5)
    • Surveyors Notes referencing Schedule B of Title Commitment Section 6)
    • Determining Public or Private Roads (Section 6)
    • Tax parcel numbers (Section 6)
  • Table A Item revisions
    • Negotiating Optional Table A Items
    • Zoning information (Optional Table A Items 6a & 6b)
    • Deletion of Optional Table A item 10b
    • Clarification to Optional Table A Item 11
    • Deletion of Optional Table A Item 18
    • Renumbering of Optional Table A Items 19, 20 and 21
    • Clarifications to Optional Table A Item 18 (formerly 19)

James J. Brown (Jim) was named National Director of Business Development for NV5/Bock & Clark in April 2017. Jim has been with the company since 1983 in all aspects of the survey business. Prior to his current position, he served as Director of Bock & Clark’s National Surveyors Network for fifteen years overseeing, managing and developing the staff and Project Teams. He has been involved with the National Network since 1994 and has managed hundreds of projects and coordinated and reviewed thousands of surveys. Jim started his career at Bock & Clark as a field technician, drafter and then manager of their Mortgage Location Services Division. He was instrumental in opening three branch offices in Ohio and developing additional offices in other states.

He has spent the last several years working on business development with Bock & Clark’s sales and marketing division and strategizing business plans. Jim offers presentations on ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and Survey Review to hundreds of Law Firms, Bar Associations, CLE Providers, Corporations and Law Schools across the country every year and has co-authored the last several versions of Bock & Clark’s Handbook for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.

Jim’s practical surveying experience began while attending college in the late 1970’s when he began working for the Portage County Engineer’s Office in Ohio. He was a draftsman in the county map department reviewing land surveyor’s work and legal descriptions for recording and drawing plot plans. He was promoted to the position of supervisor and Assistant Tax Map Draftsman to the County Engineer, Leroy Satrom, P.E., P.S.

Jim is a native Ohioan and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Kent State University.

Bock & Clark was acquired by the publicly traded company NV5 Global in April 2018 and is a national commercial real estate due diligence provider specializing in ALTA Surveys, Zoning Reports, Phase I and Phase II ESAs and Property Condition Assessments.


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