How to read a plat map

Most people don’t have the opportunity or need to read a plat map. When you buy a home, you will most likely get a preliminary title report and one of the pages will most likely be a portion of a plat map showing the property line and other important information of the house you are buying.  The map is simple to look at and understand, but there are some parts of a plat map you may not recognize or understand.

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  1. Assessor’s page number
  2. Assessor’s book number
  3. Tie Line may indicate that 2 parcels or more record lots are assessed as 1 parcel
  4. Lot line (solid)
  5. Tax parcel Line (dotted)
  6. Lot dimensions in feet (est)
  7. Ditto mark shows lot dimensions are equal to adjoining lot
  8. Parcel number assigned to the specific lot
  9. Abbreviated tract map filling reference
  10. Recorded tract number
  11. Recorded lot number
  12. Compass indicator
  13. Book and page circle
  14. Changes

I love living in Rincon Valley! I’ve lived here since 1995 and can’t imagine living in a better north bay community. Call me today if you’re interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you’d like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.

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