New Home Construction Overview/Plot Plan and Lot Survey

Real Estate Agent with KC House Whisperer

As we continue in overviewing the new home building process, the next step is to have an engineer create a plot plan that is used to eventually stake the home on the lot.  Once the home plan is chosen, the engineer will draw the home dimensions onto the plot plan and also show the lot boundaries and dimensions.  This document is very detailed and will show drainage swales, easements and all minimum setback dimensions. 

This plot plan document along with the sewer permit will be a part of the application for a building permit from the local city or county codes department. 

Below, please see an example plot plan and its features.

Example Plot Plan

Keith Worrel, KC Construction Specialist Agent


Comments (1)

Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I have been involved in several transactions where surveys uncovered critical encroachments or violations of minimum setbacks. In new construction, a survey is especially important. The boundaries of undeveloped lots are often unmarked and buyers sometimes end up with a much smaller lot than expected. I would press the builder to provide a staked survey. 

Jun 29, 2017 06:46 PM