A certified plot plan is a stamped drawing created by a state registered land surveyor. It shows a piece of land to scale, including its boundary lines, square footage and any structures on the land. Structures may include houses, sheds, decks, pools, garages, driveways, parking spaces, fences and so on.
In Boston, a certified plot plan is required when you file a long form application (BD-1, BD01A or BD-2, 2A) for projects involving new construction and updates. The plan will need to show where the building is on the lot as well as the property lines. You will also need a certified plot plan in Boston when filing a use of premises application. This may be required when adding sheds, pool, new parking areas, or other special uses. In this case, the plan will need to show how you will use the land. The City of Boston also requires a certified plot plan when filing an application to amend plans.
The certified plot plan is submitted with these applications. This provides the zoning and plan review departments with the information needed for them to evaluate and grant your application. A surveyor will come out to your property, perform an instrument survey, and complete a certified plot plan for you. If you need a certified plot plan in Boston, call us today at (617) 899-0703.