Plot plans (or 'block plans' or 'site plans') provide useful information such as the physical borders of the plot as well as the placement of structures, fences, and roadways. Formal plans also reflect any partial property easements granted to utility providers for wires or pipes, as well as rights of way granted to neighbours for usage, or to municipal or county governments for sidewalks or alleyways. The simplest method for obtaining a plot plan is through MapServe or any other official OS map provider.
Site plans are often drawn at a scale of 1:500 or 1:200, depending on the size of the project. Greater scales, on the other hand, can be used for extremely small developments, and for huge projects, smaller scales, or even multiple drawings, can be integrated on a single very small scale design.
All permit and zoning applications submitted to local planning bodies are normally required to provide plot drawings to identify the locations of buildings and structures on the site in a professional manner. They can be used during zoning evaluations or as part of the construction permit review process to check that there are no issues with building codes before issuing a planning license. Plot layouts are often utilised to assist in the design of landscaping or hardscaping.
Plot plans may be prepared by surveyors, architects, engineers, or homeowners, depending on the intricacy of the project. Plot plans that are already in existence can be accessed at the local land records office. If there is no existing plan, the person designing the plan must survey the area by collecting measurements and drawing their own plan. This information is required so that the zoning and plan review departments can properly and thoroughly consider your application.
The data shown on a plot plan will vary based on the size and nature of the project, however the majority of plot plans will include the following details:
Sample of a plot plan at 1:200 scale Sample of a plot plan at 1:500 scale