A consolidation survey, also known as a lot split, consists of splitting a single parcel into two separate parcels or is a combination of several land parcels into one. Once complete, the land is given a new legal description to correctly reflect the new parcel. The primary reason for a consolidation survey is to parcel off sections of land to meet specifications. As a result, these new legal descriptions must meet city and county standards. Once completed, they must then be filed by the property owner with the county for approval. The cost of the survey is different for each.