Ten Questions About Subdivision (Platting)
Here is a document in either Word or Acrobat format, with ten frequent questions about subdividing land (and their answers!)
MSWord | PDF
Application submissions are accepted by the Planning Department on or before the last Wednesday of each month. The applicant should consult with the Planning Department before filing an application to discuss the feasibility of the request and any additional requirements. Platting is the process by which land is subdivided. The plat review process is intended to determine if the subdivision layout is in compliance with the city's development standards by providing adequate street and alley rights-of-way, utility easements and other necessary items to serve the proposed development. To ensure that the plat meets all of the requirements of the Subdivision Ordinance, consult with the Planning Department prior to preparing the submission. A Final Plat or an Administrative Plat is required for the creation of a legal lot of record. An Administrative Plat allows approval of a minor plat through administrative action in certain circumstances without review and approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and as authorized under Section 212.0065 of the Texas Local Government Code. Replats apply to previously platted property and are required to alter or create new lot lines, remove platted building lines and to remove fire lanes or easements from a recorded plat. State law requires that a public hearing be held for the consideration of a replat. Replats of single-family or duplex zoned property also require notification of all property owners in the original subdivision within 200 feet of the replat. An Amending Plat is required to correct minor errors, as defined by state law, on a previously approved and filed plat. A plat may be vacated (that is, dissolved) at any time before any lot is sold. However, if any of the lots within the subdivision have been sold, all owners of lots within such subdivision must sign the vacation plat if the entire plat or any part of the plat is to be vacated. The plat approval process requires at least 30 days from the date of the application deadline, and requires approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission, with the exception of Administrative Plats, which are approved at staff level. Application and Approval Process
Planning & Zoning Commission
Submitting a Final Plat
Director of Urban Development Approval
Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.
City of Carrollton, 1945 E. Jackson Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006 | Tel: (972) 466-3000 | Site Map
The City of Carrollton, Texas is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Thank you for visiting the City of Carrollton, Texas website.