When is a Site Plan required?

A site plan is required when a building or development project is proposed on a specific piece of land. The purpose of a site plan is to provide a detailed illustration of the proposed development, including the location of buildings, parking areas, sidewalks, and other structures, as well as the relationship of these elements to one another and to the surrounding environment.

Typically, site plans are required as part of the permit application process for building or development projects. The specific requirements for site plans can vary by jurisdiction, but generally include information about the property lines, existing structures and topography, and the location of utilities and other infrastructure.

Site plans are also often used by local governments to evaluate the impact of a proposed development on the surrounding community, including the traffic flow, environmental impact, and other factors. In some cases, a site plan may need to be updated or revised during the permitting process to address concerns raised by local authorities.