What is a Site Plan?

A site plan is a drawing of a parcel or lot, prepared to scale, showing accurate and complete dimensions of the property including all buildings, structures, driveways and uses (existing and proposed) and distances to property lines. For subdivision lots, a site plan should include recorded easements and/or environmental restrictions such as forest retention, Natural Resource District (NRD), floodplain, floodway or Critical Area. For commercial lots, a site plan may require more detailed information.

Site plans are required when applying for a Building Permit/Zoning Certificate to determine conformance with the Harford County Zoning Code and to document the location of existing and proposed improvements or uses. Improvements and uses associated with the approved Building Permit/Zoning Certificate should substantially conform to the Site Plan submitted.

Accurate and complete site plans provide Planning and Zoning staff the ability to assist you with questions regarding your property. When detailed and unique conditions of your site are documented, we can provide you with specific, rather than general, information regarding your inquiry and compliance with the Harford County Zoning Code.

Sample Site Plan

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1. I don't agree with a decision on a permit or interpretation of a regulation made by a County agency. Is there a way I can appeal this decision?
2. When is a building permit/zoning certificate needed?
3. How long does it take to receive an approved permit?
4. What are the fees for building permits, and when are they paid?
5. How can I check the status of my building permit/zoning certificate?
6. Who do I contact regarding building inspections?
7. What is a Site Plan?
8. Can I get a refund on a permit if I change my mind?
9. Can I have horses on my property?
10. What are the phone numbers of the agencies approving my permit?
11. What is an Impact Fee?
12. What are the zoning classifications?
13. What is the Natural Resource District and how will it affect my property?
14. Do I need approval for a public event?