The Registry does not have certified plot plans. In most instances the Registry has a “Plan of the Land” (which shows the layout of streets and lots for a given location). In addition, “Floor Plans” and “Site Plans” for condominiums are recorded along with the Master Deed and Condominium Trust. If there is a Plan of the Land for your property it will be stated on your deed. Please read below for information on certified plot plans from the City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department. CLICK HERE TO VIEW AS PDF FROM CITYOFBOSTON.GOV
CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN?
A certified plot plan is a stamped drawing, drawn to a measurable scale by a state registered engineer or a state registered land surveyor. It shows a piece of land, its boundary lines, total square footage, and locates all the existing structures on the land. (i.e. houses, decks, pools, garages, fences, driveways, sheds, parking spaces etc.)
WHEN DO YOU NEED A CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN?
When filing a long form application, (BD-1, BD-1A or BD-2, 2A), application to amend plans, and permission for use of premises application.
WHY DO YOU NEED A CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN?
To professionally identify the locations of buildings and structures on the site. This information is necessary to allow the zoning and plan review departments to evaluate your application fairly and completely.
WHERE CAN YOU GET A CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN?
- From the owner of the land, if you lease.
- From the mortgage bank, or land company you purchased the land and/or building from.
- Consult your yellow pages of the phone book, under surveyors or engineers select one, and have them draw a plot plan from your deed.
*NOTE: IF SOMEONE PREVIOUSLY HAS OR IF YOU ARE PRESENTLY ENCLOSING OR ADDING SOMETHING ON TO YOUR HOUSE/BUILDING OR PROPERTY THAT IS NOT SHOWN ON THE CURRENT CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN YOU WILL HAVE TO CONSULT WITH A REGISTERED ENGINEER OR LAND SURVEYOR TO MAKE THE REQUIRED CHANGES TO THE CERTIFIED PLOT PLAN YOU HAVE NOW.
EXAMPLE OF PLOT PLAN FROM CITYOFBOSTON.GOV