- ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
- Site and Topographic surveys
- Boundary surveys
- Plats, easements and legal descriptions
- Mortgage surveys
- House staking
- Construction staking
- Flood insurance elevation surveys
- Ground control for aerial photography
- GPS control for machine control sites
From ALTA/NSPS surveys to mortgage inspection surveys, the Sayre Associates' team of surveying professionals will deliver the reliable services your project requires.
Sayre Associates is well-known as a leader for quality and service. Our surveyors' knowledge of the principles and practices is complemented by the use of today's surveying technology. Our crews are very knowledgeable in the use of the latest technologies, including robotic total stations and Global Positioning System (GPS) units, providing you state-of-the-art, cost-effective services.
Our office is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but our service area is much broader. We offer surveying services in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota also. We survey in communities such as Luverne, Pipestone, Edgerton, Adrian, and Worthington, as well as Larchwood, Inwood, Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Hull, and Sioux Center. Contact us at (605) 332-7211 with any questions or to request an estimate.
ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys An ALTA/NSPS survey is a detailed survey of a particular property that meets the requirements set forth in the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Specifications and shows improvements, easements, rights-of-way and other elements impacting the ownership of the land.
This type of survey is used by lending institutions and title companies for title insurance purposes and is often prepared for commercial properties. It will provide the title company with the information required to insure the title to the land and the improvements.
Topographic Surveys A Topographic Survey measures the elevation of points and locates features on a particular piece of land and presents them as contours on a plot.
Topographic surveys are a great tool for studying property for the purpose of drainage and development. This survey will show the shape and location of both natural and man-made features within a determined area.
Boundary Surveys The purpose of a boundary survey is to establish the title or deed lines on the ground and involves the location or restoration of monuments so the boundary can be understood and retraced in the future.
When purchasing real estate, a boundary survey can show improvements on the ground such as fences, buildings and other improvements, which may or may not be in conformity with your deed.
A boundary survey can discover the physical use of your property by neighbors which can result in a claim of ownership.
Subdivision Plats A subdivision is the act of dividing land into smaller parcels, usually via a plat prepared by a Land Surveyor.
A parcel of land can be subdivided into as many lots as the current zoning regulations will allow provided they all conform to the current ordinance. This can be a complicated process and does require the combined efforts of the surveying and engineering departments.
Other Surveying Services • Elevation Certificates
• Legal Descriptions
• Easement Descriptions
• Ground Control for Aerial Photography
• Mortgage Inspections
• House Staking
• GPS Control for Machine Control Sites
• Construction Staking for streets and highways; parking lots; underground utilities; grading
If you would like more information on our surveying services or would like a surveying quote, please contact Jim at (605) 332-7211.
Sayre Associates provides civil engineering, land surveying, land development planning, parks and recreation facilities design, drainage and erosion control, and construction administration and observation services. The firm is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and services South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.