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What is Subdivision Surveying:

When developing a parcel of land, the developer requires a wide range of surveys. She requires a boundary survey of the subdivision before planning even begins to know the actual boundaries of her subdivision. Sometimes, especially if it's a large development, the mortgage companies and financing institutions will require an ALTA survey to minimize their risks before the sale of the land to the developer. The developer's consultants require a topographic survey, or aerial mapping of the site if it's large enough, to aid them in the planning and engineering of the site. The consultants may need other surveys as necessary to complete their plans. The reviewing government staff requires a survey to be submitted as part of the sketch and preliminary plan submittals, and the approving government board requires a subdivision plat prepared by a licensed surveyor before final approval of the subdivision. Once construction begins, the contractors and engineers will need construction staking of the engineering plans in the field. Furthermore, the approving government will require the setting of monuments on the corner of each individual lot before it's sale. Gamba and Associates is capable of providing the developer with her surveying needs throughout the subdivision process.

What is a Subdivision Plat:

A subdivision plat is the means that the local government uses to subdivide a large parcel of land into smaller parcels of land. In order to subdivide land into smaller parcels, the local government requires the developer to proceede through a process to insure that the subdivisions coorespond with the local laws and requlations and that the subdivision is based on sound engineering principals. Any parcel of land can be subdivided with the approval of the local government. The subdivision plat, recorded in the County Clerk and Recorder's Office, acts as a legal document showing the subdivision. Other documents may be recorded along with or in lieu of the subdivision plat.

More Information:

Gamba & Associates, Inc.
Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors

Tel: 970/945-2550 Fax: 970/945-1410 www.gambaengineering.com
113 Ninth Street, Suite 214 P.O. Box 1458 Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602
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Last Modification: April 14, 2005