I often get requests from clients to find the plat on a public website so they can plan for on-site improvements or gauge the land area. The plat is nothing more than the recorded subdivision for an area, and does not include field adjustments, location of property pins, nor improvements. As such, a plat is useless for site planning purposes. A current survey is a detailed and scaled map of the site and improvements, and may include elevations and or proposed improvements. Ancillary documents may include an elevation certificate for flood insurance purposes, or a site plan for proposed construction or zoning issues. Surveys usually belong to the propertyowner or contract purchaser and are not usually part of any public record. Don't rely or plan solely on any plat or public records for insurance,  planning or development. If you need more information or personal consultation, please call me.