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Survey Requirements

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Survey Requirements – RESIDENTIAL

All forms and final surveys must include the following:

  1. Boundary Survey
    • Lot
    • Block
    • Section
    • Subdivision
    • County recording information
    • Owner information
  2. Property Address
  3. Plat
    • Building setback lines from front, sides and rear
    • Footprint of structure(s) with dimensions to property lines shown for all buildings located on property, i.e. house, detached garage, gazebo, storage/garden shed, covered patios and sidewalks
    • Location of driveways, patios and sidewalks
    • Location of all easements, i.e. drainage, utility, aerial, etc.
    • Floor elevations (main structure & detached garage)
      • Floor elevation on the form survey and finished floor elevation on the final survey must be 12 inches above the centerline of the front street, 18 inches above the top of curb or 12 inches above the base floodplain elevation, whichever is higher. Floor elevations must be noted on form and final surveys.
      • Top of curb or centerline of street elevations must be noted on form and final surveys.

See FIRM information below.

Survey Requirements – COMMERCIAL

All forms and final surveys must include the following:

  1. Boundary Survey
    • Lot
    • Block
    • Section
    • Subdivision
    • County recording information
    • Owner information
  2. Property Address
  3. Plat
    • Building setback lines from front, sides and rear
    • Footprint of structure(s) with dimensions to property lines shown for all buildings located on property, i.e. house, detached garage, gazebo, storage/garden shed, covered patios and sidewalks
    • Location of driveways, patios and sidewalks
    • Location of all easements, i.e. drainage, utility, aerial, etc.
    • Floor elevations: All non-residential, new construction or substantial improvement of any commercial, non-residential building where there is a concrete slab and the property is located in the floodplain, the floor elevation on the form survey and finished floor elevation on final survey must be 12 inches above the base floodplain elevation. Floor elevations must be noted on form and final surveys.

See FIRM information below.


FIRM (flood insurance rate map) Information

  1. Form survey and final survey must reference the determined flood zone and firm reference as follows:
    • Firm Map Number: Waller & Harris County 48473c0375e; Fort Bend County 48157c0015 j
    • Panel Number: Waller & Harris County 0375; Fort Bend County 0015
    • Zone: To be determined by surveyor
    • Use map dated 2/18/2009 for floodplain determination for Waller & Harris Counties and map dated 1/3/1997 & L.O.M.R. 8/17/2009 for Fort Bend County
  2. If property does not lie within the 100-year floodplain, survey must indicate so
  3. Reference all recorded easements
  4. The footprint must be dimensionally correct and must show measurements as well as form and finish floor elevations
  5. Name of surveying company, surveyor’s seal and signature must be included