Subdivisions/Final Plats

Property owners who want to divide their land into lots for sale or development must go through a process by which the creation of any parcel of land 10 acres or less in the area is considered a subdivision, and subject to local regulation; and includes the requirements for subdividing land, also known as platting. Platting is a term derived from the approval process involving final plats. Final plats are the 'big picture' plans which show the proposed lot, block, and include the necessary utility easements, and public right-of-ways. The final plat is the instrument that once recorded with the Register of Deeds, grants the authority to the subdivider to start selling lots to prospective purchasers.