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Information for Individuals Building or Purchasing A New HomeAre you thinking of purchasing a home in the Village of Plainfield? The following information is what you should be asking the builder/developer as well as The Village of Plainfield to help you with your decision. Did you know? That purchasing a Corner Lot means GREATER restrictions for the placement of fences, sheds, pools, decks, patios, detached garages, additions and any other accessory structure. Fences cannot extend any closer to the street than the existing residence. That when considering an Interior lot or a Corner lot, you should always ask to see the “Plat of Survey” for the location of Public Utility and Drainage Easements as well as Landscape Easements which create a GREATER restriction for the placement of fences, sheds, pools, decks, patios, de tached garages and additions. That you should check the “Plat of Survey” to see how the home will be placed on the lot as well as the setbacks, which will affect the placement of accessory structures on the lot. Prospective homeowners should also inqui re about possible landscape and grading requirements within the subdivision. This will determine the “final” exterior appearance and “usable” space on a property. That it is important to research the covenant s of the subdivision where you are interested in purchasing a home. All new subdivisions as well as most esta blished subdivisions have a Homeowner’s Association. Therefore, it is the “new” homeowner’s responsibil ity to check with the association and the Village of Plainfield as far as restrictions for accessory structures in their yard. Potential buyers should ask to view the “Master Grading Plan” for the subdivision, which will show the lay of the land (berms & easements). All of these factors can make a difference in deciding what subdi vision and lot to choose when buying a home. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the prospective homebuyer to check with the municipality and builder/developer regarding local ordinances and restrictions for permits prior to purchasing a home in the Village of Plainfield. 11/05