§ 40-53. Types of plats.  

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  • For the purpose of implementing the standards contained in this chapter, two general types of plats (subdivision plats and development plats) are recognized:


    Subdivision plats. Two types of subdivision plats are recognized, major subdivision plat and minor subdivision plat. No transfer of land resulting in a division of the parent tract or the consolidation of lots shall be exempt from the provisions of this article even though the instrument or document of transfer may describe the land so divided or consolidated by metes and bounds.


    Major subdivision. A major subdivision is any division of any lot, tract or parcel of land by plat, map, deed or description into two or more parts, lots or sites for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale, rental or lease, or division of ownership where the subdivision is not a minor subdivision. Dedication and laying out or realigning streets or other public or private access ways shall constitute a subdivision.


    Minor subdivision. A minor subdivision is:


    Any division of land into four or fewer lots fronting on an existing dedicated street and not requiring the creation of any new street or extension of public utilities; or


    Any adjustment in lot or tract boundary line such that the same number of lots or tracts remain after the boundary line change; or


    Any consolidation of lots or tracts of land.


    Development plats. A development, for purposes of platting, is the new construction or the enlargement of any exterior dimension of any building, structure or improvement. Any person who proposes the development of a tract of land located within the city limits or in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city must have a development plat of the tract prepared and approved by the city according to the procedures established in this article and the standards contained in this chapter; provided, however, that a development plat is not required under the following conditions:


    The construction or enlargement of a single-family or two-family unit on a platted lot;


    The addition of an accessory building on a platted lot;


    Where a major or minor subdivision plat is required;


    The construction of a monument or pole sign on a property where existing improvements are located on the same tract of land where the sign is to be located regardless if the property is not part of a recorded subdivision. The new construction shall meet any required setbacks for signs and shall not be located within any existing public easements unless authorized by the utilities department.


    Platting procedures. Major subdivisions shall by governed by the platting procedures established in section 40-55. Minor subdivisions and development plats shall be governed by procedures established in section 40-56.

(Ord. No. O-42-07, § I, 9-24-2007; Ord. No. O-31-12, § I(Exh. A), 8-13-2012; Ord. No. O-05-13, § I(Exh. A), 2-11-2013; Ord. No. O-45-13, § I(Exh. A), 9-9-2013)