5 Things to Know When Getting a Plot Plan Online
If you wanted to get a plot plan of your property 20 or even 10 years ago, you would most likely either have to cross your fingers that the city development department or title company had one on file, or you would have to hire a licensed surveyor to draw up a new plot plan for you. Now, however, there’s another option: you can order a plot plan online from AutoCAD professionals such as MySitePlan.
Here are a few things you should know if you decide to order your plot plan online.
You won’t need to have someone physically come to your house. Online plot plan providers use a combination of satellite imagery, GIS information, county parcel maps, and other available information sources to create an up-to-date plot plan of your property without ever actually coming to your house. They can simply combine the information sources, use AutoCAD to draw the plan, and send you the final plan as a PDF file.
There is a quick turnaround time when you order a plot plan online. Since MySitePlan is able to email plot plans to our clients as PDF files, we can get your plot plan to you within two business days at most—and oftentimes it only takes one.
You can still make adjustments to a plot plan that you order online. Some people might worry that if they order a plot plan online, they won’t be able to ask that adjustments be made to the final PDF. However, if you find any errors or need specific changes made to the plot plan you receive from MySitePlan, you can request to have those changes made at no extra charge.
The cost of an online site plan is significantly lower than the cost of hiring a surveyor. According to the most recent data from HomeAdvisor.com, the national average cost of hiring a land surveyor is $775, with most homeowners spending somewhere between $644 and $906 for a certified plan. The most detailed plan from MySitePlan, on the other hand, costs $129.99, while a simple plan costs $69.99. Our plans are non-certified so check with your building department first to ensure acceptance.
Online plot plans can be submitted with building permit applications. You’ll want to do your research on site plan providers and make sure you’re working with a company that has years of professional experience, but as long as you choose a reputable site plan provider, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting your application for a building permit approved (MySitePlan has never had an over-the-counter permit denied in the past 15 years of creating plot plans).
- Ryan Crownholm