Platting Process

Follow the Preliminary Plat Checklist when starting your project. 

Check out the updated fee schedule during your planning process. 

Platting Process

  • Complete, receive, or verify approval for appropriate zoning district (if applicable).
  • Complete the most recent Preliminary Plat Checklist and provide required fees (found on fee schedule) along with required documentation that is found on the checklist.
  • Submit to City official forty-two days before the date of the meeting of the Planning Commission.
  • Upon initial receipt of subdivision proposal, the City Manager shall determine if the proposal shall be classified as a standard subdivision or lot-split division.
  • City staff sends plans to City Engineer.
  • City officials will schedule date of Planning Commission meeting once approval is given from the engineer and will notify citizens.
  • City officials will post for a public hearing on the front window and post in the newspaper before 15 days of Public Hearing in both the Planning Commission and City Council.
  • City officials will mail out letters to residents 300 feet of exterior boundary by 20 days before public hearing for the Planning Commission only.
  • Planning Commission will review provided information. Commission may request more information, reschedule for further discussion, approve or provide conditions for further review.
    • If approved or disapproved with conditions, these conditions must be stated in writing, a copy of which shall be signed by the Planning Commission Chairman and shall be attached to one copy of the plat and transmitted to the subdivider.
  • Staff takes preliminary plat and required material to the City Council meeting with Public Hearing.
  • Once all conditions are met or the original preliminary plan meets all ordinances, the subdivider may proceed with the final plan of streets and roads, the preparation of utility plans, and with the preparation of a final plat.
  • A final plat on tracing cloth or mylar and twelve black line prints, and a digital copy of the plat, must be submitted to the office of the Town Clerk not less than fifteen days before the Planning Commission meeting at which it is to be considered for final approval. At the same time there shall be submitted six sets of the proposed plans and specifications for all improvements and the proposed restrictions in final form. The plans may be approved and subject to later submission of final improvement plans and specifications. The final subdivision shall be submitted to the Planning Commission and City Council for final approval within one year of the approval date.
  • Unless the Planning Commission asks for additional time, they must approve or disapprove the final plat within 45 days of the submittal. The approval and date should be shown on the plat over the signature of the Planning Commission Chairman or Secretary member.
  • If the Planning Commission disapproves it, the refusal reasons should be stated in writing with a copy being transmitted with the tracing and prints to the applicant.
  • Once approved, the City Council will review the final plat for approval and acceptance of public ways, service, and utility easements, and land dedicated to public use. The approval shall be signed and dated by the Chairman of the City Council, Planning Commission, and the Town Clerk.
  • If approved, the project may proceed.
  • Subdivider must then file the final signed plat with Canadian County and return a copy to City offices.
  • Staff puts all copies of all documents in the Plat final and update Plat Map books.