To implement new state law, the City is updating subdivision applications. Please do not use the old forms; new forms with integrated checklists will be online early the week of September 23, 2019 at the latest. Thank you.
Development plats are now required for all unplatted residential, commercial, and industrial properties before development in order to ensure that adequate easements and rights-of-way are provided on land that is not subject to typical subdivision platting requirements. A development plat is required for properties:
That have not been platted or replatted prior to the effective date of the new platting ordinance
For which the owner claims an exemption to the subdivision ordinance
Where the only access is a private easement or street
Where the division of land where each lot is greater than 5 acres in size and not public improvements are to be dedicated and constructed.
No development shall begin, nor any building permit, utility connection permit, or similar permit be issued until a development plat has been reviewed and approved. A development plat must:
Conform to the Comprehensive Plan, rules, and ordinances of the city
Provide road dedications as needed
Conform to the general plan, rules, and ordinances of the city
A development plat may be a minor plat that can be approved by the Planning Director if all the qualifications are met. Otherwise, the development plat will be presented as a final plat to the Planning Commission. A plat application includes the standard plat information: