Site Plan & Topographic Survey

Site Plan
A Site Plan is a drawing prepared to scale showing the proposed development of a parcel. Generally, a site plan shows:
  • Title, legal description, scale, and north arrow
  • Property lines with dimensions
  • Easements
  • Existing and proposed structures
  • Roads, driveways and walkways
  • Water bodies and drainage-ways
In cases where there are floodplains, steep slopes, existing or potential erosion or drainage issues, an engineer may be required to prepare a site grading plan. For detailed Commercial Site Plan Requirements, please contact our office at 847-377-2600. 

Topographic Survey

A Topographic Survey is a survey that records the relief or elevation of a parcel and represents it as contours lines on a map or plot.

The following information shall be included on a Topographic Survey, at minimum:
  • All property boundaries and dimensions
  • Contour intervals of one foot (1' ) referenced to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88)
  • Regulatory 100-year floodplain limit
The Topographic Survey must, at minimum:
  • Be prepared by an engineer or surveyor registered by the State of Illinois
  • Bear the original signature and seal of the preparer (Copies are not accepted)
  • Be submitted in triplicate
For detailed Topographic Survey requirements - please contact our office at 847-377-2600.