Final Publication of 2017 ALTA Short Form Commitment; Technical Corrections Announced

December 5, 2017

The 2017 ALTA Short Form Commitment for an ALTA Short Form Residential Loan Policy has passed through the comment period without change and has been published in final. Please visit the ALTA Policy Forms Online at to download the final publication.

In addition, the ALTA Forms Committee has announced minor technical corrections to ALTA Endorsements 5-06 and 5.1-06. In each Endorsement, the word “homeowners” was changed to “owners” in paragraph 2. The forms can be downloaded at  

As always, the forms have been developed by the ALTA Forms Committee and approved by the ALTA Board. An opportunity to review and comment is extended to ALTA Members and industry customers before final publication. The forms, in general, are made available for customer convenience. The parties are free in each case to agree to different terms, and the use of these forms is voluntary, unless required by law.

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