The new 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys will be effective on February 23, 2011. The 2011 Minimum Standards represent the latest and 8th version of the Standards which were last revised in 2005. It is also the first major rewrite of the Standards since their initial adoption in 1962.
The ALTA/ACSM Standards are nationally recognized by title companies, surveyors, lenders and attorneys as the survey standard to rely on in conveyances of real property when extended title insurance coverage is required by one or more of the parties. The final, approved version of the 2011 Standards may be downloaded from the ACSM Web site at www.acsm.net under the “Standards” section, or from the ALTA Web site at www.alta.org/forms under the “Recently Approved for Final Publication” section.