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Do you need to know details on state laws relating to the licensing and operating requirements of title insurers, title agents, abstracters, and escrow and closing agents? The Title Insurance Regulatory Survey (TIRS) is the most comprehensive collection of regulatory information and practices of the title industry available. Developed by industry regulatory counsel, each state survey has been reviewed by in-state editors to ensure that the surveys reflect the proper legal and operational environment in all jurisdictions.

Surveys are organized into seven sections: Introduction, Title Insurers, Title Agents, Abstracters, Escrow/Closing Personnel, Market Practices, and Real Estate Practices. Listed below are just a few topics included in each survey:

  • Monoline Statutes
  • Annual Reports and Audit Requirements for Title Insurers
  • Rate Regulation
  • Title Agent Licensing and Testing
  • Capital and Surplus Requirements for Title Agents
  • Title Plant Requirements
  • Special Requirements and Exemptions for Attorneys
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Issues
  • Bonding and Insurance Requirements for Escrow and Closing Personnel
  • Who Can Close/Who Actually Does Close
  • Controlled Business Issues

The survey can be purchased as a complete set featuring all 50 states and the District of Columbia, by regional volume that contains the regulatory details of one of six regions of the country, or by the single state in which the purchasing company is located.

Also available for purchase is the Title Insurance Regulatory Survey Summary Chart for all 51 jurisdictions.

Pricing Information for TIRS

ALTA Member Pricing for One Year Subscription:
  • Complete Set (includes Summary Chart): $1,500
  • One regional volume: $300
  • Single state in which the purchasing company is headquartered: $100
  • Summary Chart: $500
Non-member Pricing for One Year Subscription:
  • Complete Set (includes Summary Chart): $2,900
  • One regional volume: $790
  • Single state in which the purchasing company is headquartered: $590
  • Summary Chart: $1,500

Purchasing a one year subscription allows you and your company to access the data on the web and insure that you will always have the most up-to-date information available.

Volume Options:

  • Volume 1: Northeast
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.

  • Volume 2: Mid-Atlantic
    Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia.

  • Volume 3: North Central
    Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

  • Volume 4: South Central
    Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.

  • Volume 5: Southeast
    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia.

  • Volume 6: West
    Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

  • Volume 7: “MyState”
    The “My State” option offers a member or non-member the option to purchase the individual TIRS survey for the state in which they are located.

Subscribers: To access the survey volumes, simply Log In and return to this page to download the subscriptions you have purchased.

Non subscribers: To access the Title Insurance Regulatory Survey, you must purchase a one-year subscription to ALTA's Title Insurance Regulatory Survey. To purchase a one-year subscription to the survey's volumes, click here.

Note: Note: If your company has not yet purchased or renewed its subscription, you cannot access the Title Insurance Regulatory Survey. Each volume requires a separate subscription. Therefore, you will only be able to view the subscriptions you have purchased.

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Supplemental Documents

    Title Insurance Regulatory Survey Summary Chart [S]

    Title Insurance Regulatory Survey Summary Chart Overview PDF File

Volume One: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
Connecticut Regulatory Survey (7/29/2015) [S]
Maine Regulatory Survey (11/7/2013) [S]
Massachusetts Regulatory Survey (1/29/2013) [S]
New Hampshire Regulatory Survey (6/13/2013) [S]
New York Regulatory Survey (4/1/2016) [S]
Rhode Island Regulatory Survey (5/19/2011) [S]
Vermont Regulatory Survey (7/29/2015) [S]
Volume Two: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA
Delaware Regulatory Survey (8/14/2015) [S]
District of Columbia Regulatory Survey (7/30/2017)
PDF File
Maryland Regulatory Survey (6/30/2017) [S]
New Jersey Regulatory Survey (2/16/2016) [S]
Pennsylvania Regulatory Survey (5/1/2013) [S]
Virginia Regulatory Survey (3/28/2012) [S]
Volume Three: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
Illinois Regulatory Survey (6/14/2012) [S]
Indiana Regulatory Survey (6/2/2017) [S]
Iowa Regulatory Survey (4/10/2012) [S]
Michigan Regulatory Survey (7/20/2011) [S]
Minnesota Regulatory Survey (8/3/2015) [S]
Nebraska Regulatory Survey (8/1/2015) [S]
North Dakota Regulatory Survey (12/28/2015) [S]
Ohio Regulatory Survey (5/6/2010) [S]
South Dakota Regulatory Survey (8/3/2011) [S]
Wisconsin Regulatory Survey (9/28/2011) [S]
Volume Four: AR, AZ, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX
Arizona Regulatory Survey (4/27/2017) [S]
Arkansas Regulatory Survey (9/26/2017) [S]
Colorado Regulatory Survey (7/31/2017) [S]
Kansas Regulatory Survey (4/9/2012) [S]
Louisiana Regulatory Survey (3/31/2011) [S]
Missouri Regulatory Survey (5/15/2015) [S]
New Mexico Regulatory Survey (10/25/2017) [S]
Oklahoma Regulatory Survey (9/24/2017) [S]
Texas Regulatory Survey (6/8/2017) [S]
Volume Five: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, WV
Alabama Regulatory Survey (4/26/2017) [S]
Florida Regulatory Survey (6/3/2013) [S]
Georgia Regulatory Survey (6/19/2014) [S]
Kentucky Regulatory Survey (5/15/2017) [S]
Mississippi Regulatory Survey (6/12/2015) [S]
North Carolina Regulatory Survey (7/27/2017) [S]
South Carolina Regulatory Survey (3/1/2016) [S]
Tennessee Regulatory Survey (10/1/2017) [S]
West Virginia Regulatory Survey (8/2/2017) [S]
Volume Six: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Alaska Regulatory Survey (12/10/2009) [S]
California Regulatory Survey (3/8/2016) [S]
Hawaii Regulatory Survey (11/15/2011) [S]
Idaho Regulatory Survey (7/9/2015) [S]
Montana Regulatory Survey (6/7/2012) [S]
Nevada Regulatory Survey (11/3/2011) [S]
Oregon Regulatory Survey (9/1/2017) [S]
Utah Regulatory Survey (2/9/2012) [S]
Washington Regulatory Survey (12/17/2010) [S]
Wyoming Regulatory Survey (5/30/2013) [S]
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