Nope. A title search and a survey are very different things indeed.
A title search is an examination of the county’s deed records to determine a particular property’s legal ownership. Its primary goal is to ensure that a seller can convey good title to at closing, or that a borrower has good title to the property pledged as security for a loan. A title search will show ownership as well as any judgments, tax liens, mechanic’s liens, and other items that may have attached to the property. A title search is conducted by a title examiner at the courthouse and involves researching grantor and grantee indexes, lien books, and so on.
A survey, on the other hand, is a visual depiction of a property’s physical boundaries. An as-built survey is a survey that shows all a property’s physical improvements, such as a house or a driveway, in relation to its boundary lines. Surveys are prepared by land surveyors who physically examine the actual land where the property lies.