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GIS (Geographic Information System) maps, are computerized maps which are built up in layers. The property lines are from the Assessors’ maps (which are for assessing purposes only), and additional details such as roof lines, water features, and driveways come from a variety of sources. GIS maps are accepted by some departments and not by others. The office requesting the plan determines their acceptability.
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No. The Town Engineering Office does not have plot plans.
Plot Plans, also known as Site Plans or Certified Plot Plans, are surveyed plans that show the buildings on your lot. The Building Department has required the filing of certified plot plans for new construction since 1988 and for additions and renovations since 1995. There may be one on file in the building department.
Another source is your mortgage company. Part of the closing requirements usually include the requirement to produce a plot plan. This may be found in your closing papers or with your mortgage company. There is no legal requirement to record or file plot plans. Please note some plot plans for mortgage surveys are "TAPED" surveys and may not be accurate enough for determining lot lines.
Subdivision plans made to create your lot, usually before the house is built. These plans are the same plans that are listed on your deed. This office has some, but not all, on file. The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds maintains the legal file of subdivision plans.
The Title V plans, showing the proposed septic system, have been required since 1973 and may be on file at the Board of Health Department.