Planning Commission Submittals

All applications for preliminary or final plat approval must be submitted upon or before the scheduled submission date for the meeting at which the application is to be considered. The applicant must include the plat and all documents required for approval, as per department policy.

The scheduled submission date for each regular meeting of the Planning Commission shall be ten days prior to the date of the meeting. If the scheduled submission date falls upon a weekend or legal holiday, then deadline for submission shall be extended to the next following regular business day. Each application for preliminary or final plat approval, which is submitted upon a date other than a scheduled submission date, will be submitted upon the next following scheduled submission date. The director shall then place the application upon the agenda of the next regular meeting date, which follows such submission date. Timely submission is strictly enforced.
Study
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.

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Plat
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.

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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 / final 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 / final 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.

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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. 

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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.

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Survey
Subdivision by Metes & Bounds
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.

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