What is a site plan/plot plan: A site plan is a detailed drawing containing the measurements of a plot of land. A site plan shows the dimensions and locations of any structures within the lot. Site plans also show the location of the lot in relation to other structures. Simply put, a site plan is a bird’s eye view of the property and what that property contains. A site plan is also called a plot plan. Information needed for a site plan can be obtained from parcel maps or a mortgage survey.

Elements of a site plan/plot plan: While some elements of a site plan are dictated by your local permit department, all site plans contain an arrow indicating which direction is North, the location of any streets adjoining the property, size and location of major structures such as a house/building, and property lines. Other elements are particular to the location of the property.