When applying for a building permit in most cities or counties, a “site plan” or “plot plan” is required as part of the building plans prepared by an architect or civil engineer. The PLOT PLAN shows the existing conditions and the proposed construction with distances to the property lines known as “setbacks”.
For drainage or other site considerations, a topographic survey may be ordered by the architect or engineer for foundation location. Some jurisdictions also require an Improvement Survey or a Boundary Survey for a plot plan.
- We supply this information to your architect or engineer for the design of a new house, garage or other structure and it usually becomes the first page of your construction documents and plans.