A condominium plan is often associated with terms such as subdivision map, final map, or parcel map. Each term is used to describe the drawings or maps that detail the manner in which a given property is laid out into different units, lots, or subdivisions. These plans define the lot and unit location and boundaries and -once approved and registered by the local government- become the official plans in relation to the deeds and/or mortgages associated with the property. Property owners employ land surveyors to prepare these plans. Once approved by the appropriate government office, the plans are recorded with the county and become a part of public record.