A site plan is a vital part of your permitting process. It is a detailed drawing of your existing lot including structures and proposed changes. Submitting an incorrect site plan can lead to lengthy delays in your path to permitting success. The resources on this page will:
Help you determine if you should create your own site plan or hire a professional
Provide guidance on how to create a site plan
Provide examples of good and bad site plans
Provide a list of professionals that can help you (third-party charges apply, this list is intended to be a resource and does not imply recommendation or endorsement of those listed)
Determine if you should make your own site plan or hire a consultant
While some residents can hire a professional to complete their site plan, others opt to make their own. This quiz is intended to help you determine if your project is compatible with a "do-it-yourself" method.
You want to include the information you gathered in step three. Use a pencil to draw:
Your property boundaries and dimensions.
The location of current and proposed structures on the property
Location of utilities and access points to the property
A north arrow
Parcel number and address
Street names and locations
Go over with a pen to darken lines
Submit Your Site Plan
You can submit your plan electronically or take to the drop box located outside the Development Center.
If you choose to submit electronically, it’s important to note that a home scanner of phone app can distort your image, so we recommend visiting a professional vendor like Kinkos or FedEx to scan your site plan to scale.
This is not a list of recommended consultants. It is also not a comprehensive list of all companies that work with Pierce County. Prior to choosing a consultant, it is wise to obtain at least three proposals from design professionals. When requesting service from a design or licensed professional, we recommend you verify they are familiar with Pierce County codes, regulations and permitting requirements.
CONSULTANTS: If you would like to be added to the Pierce County list, please contact the “Engineer of the Day” at (253) 798-7037.
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