Step 1: Obtain your plot plan
Visit the City of Aurora Property Information page
- Type in your address in the top left corner of the map, hit enter
- Click on My Property and scroll down to Public Document Search
- Click on Documents with this address and scroll down to Building Plot Plan
- Find the most recent file called: Permit from Residential Master : Single-Family Detached Plot Plan Approved
- Click View and save the file
Step 2: Overlay your project onto the Plot Plan
Plot plans for a proposed Landscape and/or Permanent Hardscape project must be included with all applications.
Plot plans need to be on an 8 1⁄2” x 11” document and show all dimension lines, number and the percentage of the grade.
See Examples of Plot Plans. They can be hand-drawn or computer-generated.
Please submit each landscaping project on its own Plot Plan.
Make your best effort to draw the project to scale, showing where the improvements will be installed.
- Include the location of all trees, bushes and plants. Include the distance from the improvement(s) to the District or Homeowner fences, or property lines. Also include the distance from the improvement to the home.
- Include a list of the trees and bushes and their sizes at maturity. Identifying the plant items by number then transferring those numbers to the Plot Plan where that plant will be located will help if your project is extensive.
- Include photo(s) of the yard and the side of the home adjacent to the project. Permanent Hardscapes: Please submit each Hardscape project on its own Plot Plan, making your best effort to draw the project to scale showing where the improvements will be installed. This includes but is not limited to things like patios, sidewalks, water features, gas fire features, outdoor kitchens, etc). Permanent Hardscapes must be compatible with the architectural characteristics of the applicant’s home and the neighborhood setting. Compatibility is defined as similarities in architectural style, quality of workmanship, similar use of materials, color, and construction details.
- Include the location and dimensions of the items in your Hardscape project. Include the distance from the improvement(s) to the District or Homeowner fences or property lines. Also include the distance from the improvement to the home.
- Include a list of Hardscape materials, as well as photos of the Hardscape materials being used.
- Include photo(s) of the side of the home adjacent to the project.
See examples below of acceptable plot plan overlays. You can overlay your project details, drawn by hand or digitally-drawn.
Be sure to draw the project details to scale to the best of your ability.