The Alberta Land Surveyors Association is a self-governing professional association governed under the Land Surveyors Act. It regulates the practice of Land Surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.
The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors is the national licensing body that governs the activities of Professional Land Surveyors in the field of Cadastral Surveying. Canada Lands includes the 3 Territories, National Parks, Oceans and Indian Reserves.
The Surveyor General Branch manages all surveys on Canada Lands and maintains all the original survey plans, journals, field notes and other documents connected with those surveys. Survey Plans are registered in the Canada Lands Survey Records (CLSR).
SPIN2 is an application available to the public for viewing or purchasing of registered survey plans, Alberta Survey Control Markers, original township plans or field notes, Certificates of Title and a variety of other land related information via a web-based system.
The land registration system used in Alberta is based on the Torrens System and operates under the authority of the Land Titles Act. Alberta has two Land Title Offices; one is located in Edmonton and the other in Calgary.
A compliance certificate is a report from the City of Edmonton confirming all improvements on a property have met all regulations under the zoning bylaws and applicable permits. Real Property Reports for the City of Edmonton are submitted via the Online Application.
The Practice of Cadastral Surveying is restricted to members of the Alberta Land Surveyors Association (ALSA) under Section 3 of the Land Surveyors Act. An Alberta Land Surveyor has exclusive field of practice in the practice of land surveying as defined in Section 1 of the Act. In addition to the practice of land surveying; Alberta Land Surveyors are also entitled to practice in the general field of surveying.
Canada Lands Surveyors are licensed to engage in Cadastral Surveying on Canada Lands by the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS). Canada Lands are defined in Section 24 of the Canada Lands Surveys Act as lands situated within Indian Reserves, National Parks, Yukon, NWT or Nunavut, etc..
The costs associated for a survey project will be determined by the nature and complexity of the survey work required. Price can be dependent on a number of factors such as terrain, size of property, location, complexity, etc. All aspects of the survey will be discussed before the work is undertaken so that all clients understand the total costs for their particular project.
A Real Property Report (RPR) is a legal document that illustrates the location of visible improvements relative to property boundaries. It takes the form of a plan and can be relied upon by the seller, buyer, lender and a municipality as an accurate representation of all improvements on your property.
A Subdivision is the dividing of a single parcel of land into two or more parcels (including lot line adjustments) with each given a separate title. Approval and endorsement is required by the local municipality before a subdivision can be registered with the Alberta Land Titles Office (LTO).
An Easement or Right of Way is an agreement that confers on an individual, company or municipality the right to use a landowners property in some way.
Lot Grading is the shaping and sloping of the ground to control and direct surface water runoff from houses and buildings to desired discharge points. A Lot Grading Certificate (Rough/Final) is a document that can be prepared by an Alberta Land Surveyor for submission to the municipality for inspection and approval.