Forest Surveying
Professional Land Surveyors
In Business in Georgetown since 1955

Texas Registered Surveyor Number 1847

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FOREST SURVEYING is one of the oldest survey companies in our area.  That success is directly attributed to the successful relationships we've developed with  Builders, Architects, Engineers, Realtors, Title Companies, Mortgage Companies, and individuals in our area.  Forest Surveying offers a full range of services including commercial property surveys, large and small acreage surveys, improvement surveys, and topographic surveys for land development projects. Aerial overlays, Land Planning, Subdivisions, Family Partitions and Co-tenancy Partitions. 


A boundary survey establishes the property corners and property lines of a parcel of land.  Boundary surveys are typically performed to obtain building permits, to resolve property disputes, and for erecting fences. Easement lines may also be located, if requested, with this type of survey.


Survey measurements made prior to or while construction is in progress to control elevation, horizontal position, dimensions, and configuration, i.e. stakeout of line and grade for buildings, fences, roads, etc.

As- Built

A survey performed to obtain horizontal and or vertical dimensional data so that a constructed facility may be delineated, i.e. foundation survey, or as-built of improvements. Specifically, an As-Built Survey is a survey to physically locate structures and improvements on a parcel of land, generally for mortgage purposes. This does not always include boundary monumentation.


These surveys are typically used by title companies and mortgage lenders to obtain proof that the major improvements on the property are free of encroachments onto neighboring properties or into recorded easements.


Also known as a 'Subdivision Plat', it is the subdivision of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumentation and mathematical survey data on a map, conforming to local Government (City or County) ordinances.


A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for the issuing of title and/or mortgage insurance. A detailed map is required to be done to 'ALTA' specifications. The acronym 'ALTA' stands for American Land Title Association. Specifications of this type of Survey include (but are not limited to) determining property lines, location of improvements, identifying all easements, utilities and other conditions affecting the property. ALTA surveys are very comprehensive surveys and typically cost thousands of dollars and take weeks to complete. Any ALTA Land Survey must meet the 'Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys' as adopted by the American Land Title Association, the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The Alta Survey is most often performed on commercial properties.  Requirements for an Alta survey include a written agreement between the client and surveyor that specifies which specifies services that are to be provided, payment arrangements etc.  A client can wave standards that are not needed and this will reduce the cost.


A Land Survey locating natural and man made features such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, land contours, trees, streams, etc. This type of survey may be required by a government agency, or may be used by Engineers and/or Architects for the design of improvements or developments on a site.  Detail provided by a topographic survey varies greatly based on the needs of the client.


Elevation surveys determine the elevation of various sections of a building or land. Typically these are used to aid in building plans and to determine if a property is in a flood zone.

Elevation Certificates

The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool for Insurance Companies. It is used to determine the proper flood insurance premium rate; it can be used to document elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management regulations