Platting

An owner who subdivides land must prepare a plat of the subdivision and file the plat with the appropriate government agency or board. In the City of Conroe, most plats are approved by the Planning Commission, which is an advisory board on land development matters. As required by law, the Planning Commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations to City Council on all matters concerning or relating to development within the City of Conroe.

Submit a Plat Application


PLANNING COMMISSION SUBMITTALS

Land Study
- A land study must be included with a preliminary plat. The land study provides a depiction of the proposed land uses for developments and must cover all contiguous land owned or controlled by the developer. A land study may be submitted prior to a preliminary plat if submitted in connection with a mass grading plan.

Preliminary Plat/Replat - An owner who wishes to subdivide previously platted property or unplatted property may file an application with the Planning Commission to divide the property by submitting a preliminary plat which presents a comprehensive layout of the proposed subdivision. Objections by the platting staff, variance requests from the developer, as well as conditions and modifications necessary for final plat approval imposed by the Planning Commission are addressed at this stage. If a variance is requested for a replat, a Public Hearing is required to be held prior to consideration of the final replat.

Final Plat/Replat - Following preliminary plat approval, an owner of previously platted property or unplatted property may file an application with the Planning Commission to re-divide the recorded subdivision by submitting a final plat/replat for consideration. Final approval constitutes recognition that all conditions imposed on the final plat and all conditions required for recording by the County Clerk have been satisfied and that recording is imminent. The final plat/replat may not be considered at the same meeting as a preliminary plat of the same subdivision. If a variance is requested for a replat, a Public Hearing is required to be held prior to consideration of the final replat.

Fast-Track Final Replat - An owner of previously platted property may file an application with the Planning Commission to re-divide the subdivision without the requirement to submit a preliminary plat and land study, provided no extension of municipal facilities or new streets are required.

Vacating Plat - An owner of previously platted property may file an application with the Planning Commission to vacate all, or a portion, of a platted subdivision. If lots within the subdivision have been sold, the application must be joined by the owners of all of the property within the previously platted subdivision, whether or not all of the property within the prior subdivision is included in the area to be vacated.

Metes & Bounds Subdivision - Under certain circumstances, the Planning Commission may allow the division of one or more portions of previously platted property without the necessity of a replat, as detailed in Sec. 94-102(b). An owner of previously platted property may file an application with the Planning Commission to convey one or more portions of the property by written metes and bounds and corresponding survey.


OTHER PLATS

Amending Plat - An owner of previously platted property may file an application with the Director to amend a recorded plat to make certain allowed revisions to surveying, lot and clerical information and to replat one or more lots in limited circumstances.

Minor Plat - An owner of unplatted property may file an application with the Director to subdivide four or fewer lots by a minor plat, provided all of the lots have frontage on an existing street, do not require the creation of a new street and do not require the extension of municipal utilities.