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The County subdivision process applies when a property owner splits a parcel into six or more parcels that are each less than thirty-six (36) acres. Purpose of the Subdivision Process:
It is helpful to schedule a preliminary meeting with County planning staff to answer questions before formal subdivision submittal.
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The tentative plat is the working map of the new subdivision. It shows the layout of roads and lots, topography, and the location of utility easements and common areas.
The tentative plat is reviewed by a number of agencies, including the County Assessor's Office, and the County Health and Highway and Floodplain Departments, State, and other agencies such as the Fire Department or School District when appropriate, to ensure that it conforms to the Subdivision Regulations and to determine the level of on and off-site improvements needed.
The tentative plat is reviewed and approved administratively by the County's Subdivision Committee, which includes, but is not limited to the following individuals:
The Final Plat is a formal map that is recorded in the Recorder's Office. Once recorded, it defines the legal boundaries of each lot and records public roads and utility easements. The final plat must be substantial conformance to the approved tentative plat.
A homeowner's association is required whenever the subdivision has private common areas that are not maintained by the County. Common areas can include private roads or commonly owned open space.