- Accident Surveys
- ALTA / ACSM Certification
- Aerial Mapping Ground Control
- As-Built Map
- Boundary Dispute Map and Studies
- Boundary Study analysis with map and metes and bounds description
- Boundary Stakeout (Real Estate Purchase Contract Item K-1)
- Boundary Stakeout with perimeter encroachment check with map & report (for vacant lots) (Real Estate Purchase Contract Item K-2)
- Boundary Stakeout with setback & encroachment check with map & report (for lots with dwelling(s) and/or structure(s)) (Real Estate Purchase Contract Item K-2)
- Condominium Project Regime (CPR) Plot Plan (new or amended)
- Consolidation of two (2) or more parcels
- Consolidation/Resubdivision (lot line adjustment)
- Construction Stakeout
- Easements (create easement)
- Elevation/Height Verifications
- Exhibit Maps
- FEMA / FIRM – Flood Elevation Certificate (Pre & Post Construction)
- File Plan Maps
- Land Court Maps
- Metes and bounds description
- Planned Unit Development (PUD)
- Supplemental points on property lines
- Rezoning Exhibit
- Road Dedication Exhibit
- Sales Maps
- Shoreline Certification
- Special Management Area Exhibits
- State Land Use Boundary Amendment Exhibits
- Subdivision (any size)
- Topographic Survey
These surveys are generally performed for attorney’s involved in accident litigation. The surveys are done for forensic professionals to use in their studies of the physical conditions of the accident site.
This survey is usually required by a financial institution (or occasionally by a buyer) so the homeowner can obtain an extended coverage on their title insurance policy and is done to National standards for accuracy and content. We require a preliminary title report and specific the requirements (from the lender) in order to provide the survey information that they require. Please note that not all ALTA Certifications are the same and that it is best to get the lenders requirements. Refer to Table “A” Optional Survey Responsibilities and specifications. Most of our ALTA Surveys include items 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11(a) and 14 of “Table A – Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications” at a minimum.
This type of survey is usually ordered for larger parcels where the owner requires topographic survey data. Our firm provides the ground control needed by the Aerial Mapping (Photogrammetry) firm. The surveys are customized to the specific project needs. We will coordinate the project with the aerial mapping firm if you so desire.
This survey is a detailed map showing existing improvements on a parcel (i.e. dwellings, curbs, trees, visible utilities, etc.). The map does not have contours or elevations. You will need to order a topographic survey if you require elevations/contours.
Boundary Dispute/Boundary Study Analysis with map and metes and bounds description(s)
This is usually required if the property has not had a recent survey and/or if there is a discrepancy in the area due to conflicting information on maps, metes and bounds descriptions and existing boundary monumentation. The end results are boundary monuments, a map and metes and bounds description(s).
Boundary Staking (Real Estate Purchase Contract Item K-1)
(The term K-1 is the item number on the Realtor’s DROA Addendum)
This survey will recover and confirm the existing (found) monuments and/or replace missing or disturbed monuments (whichever is appropriate) based on a Land Court or File Plan map of record and/or metes and bounds description(s). This staking will not generate a map and report.
However, a staking letter is available upon request. This letter will state the date of completion for the staking.
Boundary stakeout with perimeter encroachment check, includes a map & report of findings (for vacant lots) (Real Estate Purchase Contract Item K-2)
Boundary stakeout (same as the K-1/stakeout) with encroachment check with a map of the perimeter ONLY. Generally an area 2-3 foot wide is checked along the property line for features that cross over the lot lines. This survey will produce a map and report.
This survey is ordered if you are concerned about any encroachments over or along the property line that may affect the vacant property.
Boundary Stakeout with setback & encroachment check, includes a map & report (for lots with dwelling(s) and/or structure(s)) (Real Estate Purchase Contract Item K-2)
Boundary stakeout (same as the K-1/stakeout) with setback and encroachment check and map (no vegetation). Generally improvements within the zoning code setbacks are shown unless otherwise requested. This survey will produce a map and report.
This survey is ordered if you are concerned about any improvements along the property line or within the setbacks that may affect the property and/or check that the dwelling(s)/structure(s) conform with the zoning code setbacks.
It is NOT a detailed survey of the “interior” of the lot. You will need to order an As-Built, Topographic Survey or ALTA/ACSM Survey with the “K-2″ if you require details in the interior of the property.
Condominium Project Regime (CPR) Plot Plan (new or amended)
Division of land (not a subdivision) approved by the County of Hawaii and Real Estate Commission and then recorded at the Bureau of Conveyances. This type of land division (CPR) is not subject to some of the traditional setback rules, please call for more information as this is a rather convoluted subject.
Consolidation of two (2) or more parcels into one (1) parcel
This type of survey combines the lots and must be processed through the County of Hawaii Planning Department. Please note that due to the nature of the Government process rules, regulations and ultimately time frames may be subject to conditions beyond our control.
Consolidation/Resubdivision (lot line adjustment)
This type of survey is a lot line adjustment and must be processed through the County of Hawai’i Planning Department. Please note that due to the nature of the Government process rules, regulations and ultimately time frames may be subject to conditions beyond our control.
Construction stakeout including, but not limited to: roads, utilities, buildings, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, fences, walls, grading, etc.
Easements (create or modify an easement)
Easements can be created for such purposes as Access, Utilities, Landscaping, View Plains, etc. A map and metes and bounds description(s) will be provided. The map and description(s) should be provided to your attorney for preparation of the actual grant of easement document, this document will then be executed by the appropriate parties and submitted for recordation at the Bureau of Conveyances.
This survey measures the elevation/height of a specific feature (roof, floor, wall, etc.) from an established benchmark. This type of survey may be required by your CC&R’s (height restrictions).
These are maps that represent various features on the ground, in deeds and other land related documents. These maps can be customized to meet the statutory requirements of various applications and actions. Some of the various uses include court cases, rezoning and land use applications, legal agreements, sales maps, and many others.
FEMA / FIRM – Elevation Certificate (Pre & Post Construction)
For Insurance Purposes: The Elevation Certificate is required by insurance companies that provide flood insurance. We will take the field measurements and prepare the certificate for you to provide to your insurance agent.
For Construction Purposes: The Building Department requires a Pre-Construction Elevation Certificate and certification of the plans, and a Post-Construction Elevation Certificate, as described above. This same Post-Construction Elevation Certificate can also be used to obtain Flood Insurance.
We can also check pad and roof heights for compliance with subdivision CC&R’s.
These are maps of land divisions (subdivisions) prepared in a format (file plan) that is accepted for recordation by the registrar of the State Bureau of Conveyances.
These are maps that are prepared for land divisions (subdivisions) or consolidations within the Land Court System (different from regular system). These maps must follow strict guidelines to be accepted and recorded by the State.
Metes and bounds description (Legal Description)
Our firm can provide metes and bounds (legal) description(s) of the property based on existing data and/or new surveys.
Planned Unit Development (PUD)
PUD’s are similar to CPR’s (Condominium Project Regime) in the sense that they are a division of land (not a subdivision) approved by the Real Estate Commission and recorded at the Bureau of Conveyances. This type of land (PUD) does not follow traditional setback rules, please call for more information.
Normally, after a subdivision is created the road lot that was created can be dedicated to the county as long as it follows the specific guidelines. An exhibit map and metes and bounds descriptions will be created to submit to the County of Hawai’i for approval.
This is one type of an exhibit map used in the sale of a parcel, showing pertinent information for the potential buyer to see.
This survey is ordered for oceanfront property when applying for a building permit SMA application and occasionally as a condition of sale. Our firm will survey the shoreline of the property (based on the current rules and regulations) and submit the information to the State Department of Land and Natural Resources for review and certification.
Special Management Application Exhibit
These maps are customized for specific project needs and are requested by attorneys and/or land use consultants to reflect the requests being made before the County agencies.
State Land Use Boundary Amendment Exhibits
These maps are customized for specific project needs and are requested by attorneys and/or land use consultants to reflect the requests being made before the government agency.
This type of survey will need to be processed through the County of Hawai’i Planning Department, which means that rules, regulations and ultimately time frames may change due to Government processing.
Example: You have one or more lots and would like to subdivide it (them) into more lots. Call for further discussion and details.
Supplemental points on property lines
This survey will place supplemental/additional points-on-line. This staking will not generate a map and report. This survey is important if there is large distances between boundary corner monuments and/or if you thinking about putting up a fence or stonewall.
This survey provides contours and elevations and is used by engineer, architects, planners, contractors, landscapers, owners, agricultural specialists, etc. This type of survey is customized to the specific needs of the end user. Digital copies of the files are provided to the professional consult when authorized by the owner/client.