The seventy-ninth volume of the Archives of Maryland series is the Digital Image Reference
System for Land Survey, Subdivision, and Condominium Plats. This volume is incomplete and
requires a password for access. To request a password send an e-mail to
Plats.net is a system developed by the Maryland State Archives, the Administrative Office
of the Courts, and Maryland Circuit Court Clerks to preserve and make accessible all plats filed
with the Land Office and the Circuit Courts of Maryland.
Plats are cartography relating to land ownership. They represent in graphic and pictorial
terms the metes and bounds of properties as described in deeds. As such, plats are crucial to
understanding and documenting the conveyance of land title in Maryland. Attorneys, realtors,
surveyors, title searchers, and private citizens need to consult plats recorded in the circuit
courts when researching property boundaries and land conveyances.