Building: Site Plans

One of the first steps in planning to build any structure is the development of a good site plan. And, to develop a good site plan requires a certain amount of pre-planning information gathering. The following is a list of information that should be obtained to help in preparing a site plan.

  1. A legal description of the land on which you plan to build.
  2. A platted survey of the parcel, drawn to scale if possible.
  3. The size, location, and use any easements recorded on the property.
  4. Use of adjacent land parcels and location of any buildings thereon.
  5. Location of underground and overhead utilities. These would include sewer, water supply, electric, telephone, cable TV, etc.
  6. Name or number of adjacent streets, roads, or highways, and location and size of their rights of way.
  7. Zoning. Limitations on land use, allowable size and height of buildings, yards or separation requirements.
  8. Natural features-trees, springs, sinkholes, rivers, creeks, rock outcroppings, abrupt changes in contours, and soil type.
  9. Proposed location of new building on the property.
  10. Existing and finished grade elevations.
  11. Assigned number address.
  12. 100-year floor boundary elevation. This information is available at the Building Department, and is taken from the FEMA maps.

Example Site Plan

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example site plan illustration showing outline of house and lot


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