Plat Map Definition

Plat Map: A plat map provides the metes and bounds of a parcel in a large tract (to scale), as well as the legal land-use rights and limitations. Additionally, it demonstrates locations of streets and public utility easements, as well as ingress and egress easements. And sometimes plat maps provide information about landslide hazard zones, methane hazard zones, flood hazard zones, and more.

A plat map is typically part of the real estate due diligence process. And it is also necessary for subdivision projects and zoning amendments. Modernly, this map attaches to the deed of a property at the local County Assessor’s and Recorder’s Office. Lastly, it is a common reference during an ALTA Survey or Topo Survey.


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