Subdivision Approval Process
GENERAL REGULATION REGARDING LAND USE
Minimum land required for division proposed for residential use is 1.33 acres with public water and 2 acres without a public water source.
No subdivision can create a residential density greater than 1.5 housing units per 1 acre with public water or 1 unit per acre with well water. [Sec 14-75: (b), (1)a and (1)b]
Lots created for single-wide mobile homes may not be permitted for lots less than 1 acre. [Sec 14-75: (b), (2)d.]
Tracts of 100 acres or more can qualify for a special subdivision process, which allows more flexibility in design and development with a Planned Unit Development and a Master Plan. These guidelines can be found in Article 4; Special Uses, Section 14-257 and Article 5; Division 2 Master Plan.
Minor subdivisions are a division of a tract creating three or fewer lots from a tract created prior to September 2000 [Sec 14-151 thru 14-154].
The minor subdivision approval process is as follows:
- SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
- 1 - 18 x 24 paper copy of preliminary plat
- Fee $93.75 (Fees subject to change, as set by annual fee schedule)
- TECHNICAL REVIEW
Planning Staff will review the development proposals for conformance with local development regulations. The planning director can make conditional approval requirements.
- FINAL PLAT REVIEW
Administrative review of the plat by the county review agencies and review officer is required. Final plat is subject to county mapping requirements [Sec 14-230, 14-231].
- RECORDATION OF FINAL PLAT
Once all reviewers have endorsed the final plat it must be recorded with the Register of Deeds.