Pre-Disaster Recovery

Documentation Pre-approved building documents to rebuild your home after a disaster.

In the event of a disaster, the Town of Hilton Head believes it is important thta we are prepared to build back and re-establish our community as soon as possible. To this end, they have established a disaster recovery procedure to pre-approve building plans and documents for residental and commercial structures.

We will gather, prepare and supply printed and digital documentation for your records and for your peace of mind.

In the event of a disaster, the Town of Hilton Head believes it is important that we are prepared to build back and reestablish our community as soon as possible. To facilitate this, they have established a disaster recovery procedure to pre-approve building plans and documents for residential and commercial structures. These documents are required to expedite the rebuilding of structures damaged due to a disaster, such as fire, hurricane, flooding, etc.

The reasons for this disaster recovery program are twofold: first, to reduce the number of approval requests after a disaster and, second, to help owners quickly begin the recovery process. Surveying Consultants can help you secure these preapproved documents.

Disaster recovery documentation means your home or business will be top priority. The recovery process will be faster, with less red tape and down time. Plus, you will have first access to contractors who want to get to work quickly.

If disaster strikes your home or business -- where the things you value are kept -- it is crucial for you to be able to verify the state of your home or business before the event. Surveying Consultants can simplify this process for you. By having your property professionally documented and registered, rebuilding can occur more quickly. Otherwise, you must first search for your documents. You must then replace any destroyed documents. Finally, you may be waiting in long lines at overburdened town offices trying to obtain the permits necessary to get your life back to normal.

Surveying Consultants gathers and registers the following key components for your disaster recovery documentation:

  • As-built / site plan*
  • Building plans*
  • Deed and recorded plat, if available
  • Exterior photos showing construction and finishes

Additional services available:

  • Contents photos**
  • Mortgage information, tax records, insurance papers**
    Your data is scanned, registered with the Town of Hilton Head and then digitally stored on a CD or memory stick for your records. Duplicate sets are stored at the offices of Surveying Consultants in Bluffton and on a secure offsite server.

* As supplied by owner

**You will be asked to provide an inventory of lost or damaged items.
This kind of detailed record is invaluable for insurance claims.

Build Back Disaster Recovery is a service of Surveying Consultants, a privately owned land surveying, documenting and mapping business headquartered in Bluffton, South Carolina, serving southeastern United States for over 29 years.

You can contact us to begin this process by using the convenient form below. Also, take a look at our Build Back Disaster Recover PDF.

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