Know About Plat Map

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A plat map is a diagram that can guide you to track the land of your purchased property. Licensed surveyors are responsible to create this map of any particular area. Usually, it is used to determine easements, nearby streets, and flood zones within your county, city, or neighborhood.

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With a plat map, you can avail all the information related to your property including property boundaries, land size, and flood zones. You can also find all the nearby properties, easements, and monuments with the help of this map.

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A plat map often looks like a monster of a document. If you can know how to read it, you may get puzzled by it. It lists the house number for each parcel. You can get the shape of the parcel along with the parcel boundary on this map. The scale of the map is the ratio between the distance on the map and the distance of the actual property. Use a ruler to get the most accurate reading. In the middle of the property, you will find the assessor’s parcel number (APN). The small numbers at the bottom of the parcel indicate the width and the number on the right side of the parcel shows the depth.

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To understand the plat map, you have to know what the numbers on a plat map indicate. Along the right side, you will find the tracking number and the name of the builder. The house number comes with the shape of the parcel. The small numbers at the bottom of the parcel indicate the width while the number on the right side of the parcel refers to the depth. Most of the time the numbers are in feet. The dotted line of the parcel boundary indicates the dimensions of the property.