Plot Plans Reference
A plot plan is an architecture, engineering, and/or landscape architecture plan drawing—diagram which shows the buildings, utility runs, and equipment layout, the position of roads, and other constructions of an existing or proposed project site at a defined scale.
Most permit applications require a Site Plan!
Use this guide to ensure you have everything you need on your Site Plan.
Site Plan Requirements
- Street Address
- Owner Name
- Drawn By
- Entry Gate
- Fireman’s Access Box
- Leach Lines
- Septic Tank
- Main Street
- Electric Panel
- Underground Utility
- Existing Landscaping Area
- Proposed Landscaping Area
- Main Dwelling
- RGE Easement
- Service Pole
You don't have to be an architect to draw a site plan, but you do have to follow some basic rules. Use a ruler, and draw everything to scale. Print your labels clearly, and use a Legend if necessary to identify any symbols you use. Customize this list to your project. Your property may have more or less of the items listed. The important thing is to show everything on your property, on the Site Plan.
What to Include on Your Plan
The Site Plan needs to be minimum of 11”x17” unless otherwise stated, and should include the following items:
- A Title Block listing the parcel number, property address, owner, draftsman, and date the plans were drawn (or amended).
- A Direction Arrow showing the orientation of your property to NORTH.
- The property lines of your parcel.
- Any roads, driveways, and/or turnarounds on the parcel. They should be labeled to identify their use.
- Location of existing septic systems, leech fields, fire hydrants, wells, and storage tanks of any kind, including propane tanks.
- Any utility lines or service points
- All existing structures on the property as well as any natural features (creeks, ponds, reser-voirs, cliffs, etc.)
- Any proposed structures/features
- Distances between all structures, property lines, setbacks, roadways, septic & water systems.