What are the types of plats?
  • Preliminary Plat: The purpose of a preliminary plat is to receive preliminary approval of the general layout, scope, and design of a proposed subdivision. The plat should show the location and size of existing and proposed infrastructure improvements such as roads, water and sewer lines, and drainage improvements, that are necessary for the development of the property. With the approval of a preliminary plat, the developer receives the assurance that the general layout, scope, and design of the subdivision is acceptable and will be approved by the City. When the preliminary plat is approved, the developer can hire the necessary design professionals required to create construction documents for all of the required infrastructure improvements, and finalize the submission of a final plat. A preliminary plat will expire two years from the date of approval unless a final plat is formally filed with the Planning and Zoning Commission within that time.
  • Final Plat: The final plat is the finalized version of the preliminary plat that shows the location, dimensions, and description of the subdivision including the lots, any rights of way, easements, building lines, and other site features or dedications that affect how the parcel will be developed. The submission of final plat should be accompanied by a complete set of construction plans for any required infrastructure improvements.
  • Minor Subdivision Plat: A minor subdivision plat is a subdivision of not more than four lots fronting on an existing street, not involving any new streets or roads, nor the modification or creation of any municipal facilities and/or public improvements. A preliminary plat is not required before the submission and approval of a minor subdivision plat. The submittal requirements for a minor subdivision are the same as those for a final plat. Minor subdivision plats may be approved by the Director of Public Works.
  • Replat: A replat is a revision of a previously approved and filed final plat or minor plat. A replat is usually submitted to change the number and/or layout of the lots within the subdivision. Some replats may be approved by the Director of Public Works, while others require the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The submittal requirements for a replat are the same as those for a final plat unless additional infrastructure is required, in which case a preliminary plat will be required.

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1. What are the types of plats?
2. How do I apply for approval of a subdivision plat?
3. What are the approval requirements for plats of land located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction?
4. What are the deadlines for submitting plat applications?
5. How is a plat application reviewed and approved?
6. How much does a platting application cost?