How to create a Site Plan
Drawing your own site plan is easier than you might expect. It does not need to be professionally prepared (for non-commercial projects) and can be hand drawn. A site plan is a drawing of your property seen from a bird’s-eye view. Follow these steps to create your site plan:
- Draw property lines and setbacks labeled in feet.
- Draw and label all buildings and structures on the plan. Show existing buildings and structures as a solid line and all additions as a dashed line. Include dimensions.
- Show and label public and private roadways at the property.
- Draw driveways, sidewalks, and parking areas. Show existing driveways, sidewalks, and parking areas as a solid line and proposed areas as a dashed line.
- Locate grand trees with a dot and label the diameter.
- Locate on lot well and septic if private system.
- Locate utility, drainage, and other easements.
- Include a north arrow, property owner’s name, address, and tax map/parcel number.
- Mark the scale of the plan (1″ = 20′, 1″ = 40′, 1″ = 60′)
Select for Sample site plan and grids or can use a photocopy of a survey.