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There are several different types of plats and different processes for approving plats. Contact the Planning and Development Department for additional information at 214-975-0472. Preliminary Plat A Preliminary Plat is required if you are dividing your property into more than one lot. This step may be skipped if you are platting a one-lot subdivision. A Preliminary Plat shows the street layout, lots and other information needed to ensure that the subdivision design concept conforms with Town and State regulations. It is intended to be general in nature, showing approximate locations and dimensions. Final Plat A Final Plat is the next step in the development process after approval of a Preliminary Plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council. The Final plat is a technical drawing showing the exact dimensions and bearings and is the instrument which becomes the official, permanent record of the division of land filed with Denton County. Final plats must comply with the approved Preliminary Plat. A Final Plat may be created for every lot shown on the approved Preliminary Plat or for a portion of the lots shown on the Preliminary Plat. Replat A replat is required when you are revising existing platted lots or combining platted and unplatted lots for the purpose of creating a new lot configuration. Certain replats require a public hearing and written notice to other property owners within the existing subdivision. Amended Plat An Amended Plat is used if you are relocating an internal lot line, combining lots, correcting an error, or other minor changes. This is approved administratively.
If construction is anticipated to follow platting, a signed copy of the Engineering Plan checklist is required along with preliminary Engineering Plans.
Replats may also require mailing labels (Avery 5160) with the property owner’s addresses for every lot within the subdivision.
You will need to submit seven (7) folded copies of your plat (24”X36”) and seven (7) copies of the engineering plans (if construction will follow platting).
Checklists, applications, the submittal schedule and our Subdivision Ordinance can be obtained at the Planning and Development Department or can be accessed below.
Preliminary PlatSingle Family $300 + $15/lotMulti-Family and Non-Residential $300 + $25/acre
Final PlatSingle Family $300 + $10/lotMulti-Family & Non-Residential $300 + $20/acre
ReplatSingle Family $200 + $15/lot + postageMulti-Family & Non-Residential $200 + $25/acre
Amended PlatAmended Plat $100 + $20/lot
Plats must be prepared by a licensed land surveyor or engineer.
A plat is not the property survey required by mortgage companies when closing the sale of property.
Plats are reviewed for compliance with regulations regarding minimum lot size and lot width; setbacks; street access and size; utility provisions; parks and open space provisions; and drainage and flood protection.
1. If your property is vacant, has never been platted and you wish to build a new structure on it. A plat is not required if you are adding to or altering an existing home or adding a storage shed, etc.
2. If you are selling a portion of the property you own, you must have a plat showing all the property you own and how you intend to divide it approved by the Town.
3. If you own two adjacent lots and wish to build over the common lot line.