What information is required on a plot plan?

The surveyor generally knows the procedure for preparing a plot plan and the information required. Setbacks to all structures must be shown. If any structure is to be demolished, its location must be shown. Also, any easements must be indicated on the plan. Any new driveway must have the setback from the property line and its slope shown on the plan. 

Trees with a diameter of 8 inches or more must be shown, and grades (before and after construction), must be shown. Some of these requirements may be waived if the work is of a minor nature.

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1. Is a plot plan required?
2. I have a mortgage plan that was given to me by the bank when I purchased my home. Can this be used?
3. Can I prepare my own plot plan, if I am certain where my property line is?
4. What if I have over 100 feet to my property line and it is obvious that I will not be anywhere near the required setbacks?
5. What information is required on a plot plan?
6. If I have a plot plan, can I draw my addition on it?
7. If I don’t have a plot plan, where can I get one?
8. Can the city recommend surveyors?
9. How much is a plot plan?
10. How does the Department of Municipal Inspections know if the structure was placed in the location proposed?