Is the property in a floodplain?
The Engineering Office has the FEMA maps for the town. If you have a certified plot plan showing elevations, this question is an easy one. If you do not know the elevation of the lot than an estimate of where the property lies within the floodplain can be made. The Planning Office does not certify whether a structure is above or below base flood elevations.

If you are an appraiser doing work for a mortgage lender don’t even think about asking us this question. The bank is paying you to make this determination.

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1. Is this lot a buildable lot?
2. Is this a grandfathered lot?
3. Can I subdivide this property to create another lot?
4. What kind of access is necessary to build on a lot, if I don’t want to subdivide?
5. Are there wetlands on the property?
6. Is the property in a floodplain?
7. What uses are allowed on my property?
8. What is my property worth?
9. Should I buy this property?