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Building Permits - Fees - Surveys
New Construction Plot Plan and Land Survey
Summary: A building permit allows you to build your house and a land surveyor assures correct placement of your home
A plot plan is a drawing of the proposed new home on a land survey of your property that shows the local building authorities that your proposed new house doesn't violate set-back requirements, straddle easements, or cross property lines.
A Plot Plan is a requirement of almost all building authorities.
Incorrect house placement is the #1 mistake all builders make.
Have a registered, licensed, and insured land surveyor responsible for correct placement of your new home during all phases of your project.
As you can see, this house was a tight fit.
My local zoning and deed restrictions both required a minimum of 10ft. clearance from the side property lines.
I only had 11 & ½ feet on the right side.
The chimney had been planned as an external one, but it had to be moved to the inside wall.
Building permits allow you to build and assure you that your new home will be built to local building codes.
Building permits must be posted in a conspicuous place.
Sometimes, a building supply company can provide a permit display.
Displayed above are two permits, one for the house and one for a detached garage.
In most locales, a detached garage can be placed closer to property lines than an attached garage.
This allows smaller sized lots to have a garage or a larger garage.
With the assistance of a registered, licensed, and insured land surveyor, determine the placement of your house on your lot based on the plot plan.
By using a registered, licensed, and insured surveyor, if there is a mistake, the surveyor pays to rectify.
I have had to move or modify more than one foundation, but not at my expense! Carl Heldmann