One of the services provided by Stamski and McNary, Inc. is the preparation of a “Plot Plan”. The “Plot Plan” is customarily a plan used for financing purposes or for building permit purposes.
When purchasing a home and borrowing funds to pay for the purchase, a lender will usually request that a “Plot Plan” be prepared by a Professional Land Surveyor. The plan usually indicates the location of structures relative to property lines and compliance with zoning setback requirements can be determined. This plan is sometimes referred to as a Mortgage Survey Plan. The Plot Plan usually indicates the Flood Zone (Federal Emergency Flood Administration – Flood Insurance Program) within which the property and/or structures are situated. An assessment of the need for flood insurance can be made utilizing the Plot Plan.
When constructing a structure that requires a building permit, a Plot Plan is usually required to indicate to the Building Department the location of the existing structure(s), the location of the proposed structure(s) and the setbacks to property lines. Compliance with zoning requirements can be determined. The Plot Plan usually indicates the Flood Zone (Federal Emergency Flood Administration – Flood Insurance Program) within which the existing and proposed structure(s) are situated. An assessment of compliance with Flood Plain zoning requirement s can be determined. Some communities require that plans prepared for building permit purposes show detailed information regarding the property such as various utility service connections, existing and proposed grades of the land, structure height and stormwater management design.
Both of the above plans can usually be prepared without the need for “staking” the property lines.