Platting

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Any division of property, except judicial partitions, requires a plat or deed be prepared by a License Surveyor and filed for approval by the Planning Commission.  The following is a listing of the various types of platting required, along with links to their applicable forms, checklist, and applications:

Addressing - Montgomery County Emergency Communications District (MCECD-911) is designated to assign address numbers within the City Limits of Conroe, Texas.  Use this Addressing Procedure Information for obtaining property addresses prior to residential/commercial subdivision plat approval.  This policy is effective July 26, 2007, per Ordinance No. 1800-07.

Optional Sketch Plan - Sketch plan submission minimizes development planning costs and helps to ensure compliance through pre-application consultation with the engineering staff. Sketch plan submission is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Land Study- Unless a land study has been previously approved, each application for preliminary plat approval must include a land study. The land study must provide a general depiction of the proposed land uses, including open spaces, areas reserved or dedicated to public use, and proposed residential and commercial uses and densities. The land study must cover all contiguous land owned or controlled by the developer.

Preliminary Plat- Preliminary plat submission is the stage at which the developer presents a comprehensive layout of the proposed subdivision to the planning commission. Objections by the planning staff as well as any variance requests of the developer should be raised at this time. At this stage the planning commission should impose all conditions and modifications necessary for final approval. Preliminary plat submission is required.

Final Plat- Following approval of a preliminary plat, any person proposing to subdivide land shall file a final plat for consideration by the planning commission. An application for final plat approval may not be considered at the same meeting as an application for preliminary plat approval of the same subdivision.  Final approval constitutes recognition that the plat meets all conditions and requirements imposed for recording.

Amending Plats-The owner of previously platted property may file an application to amend a prior approved plat to correct things such as clerical errors and/or omissions, eliminate encroachments, or reduce lots to fewer than six.

Replat- A map of a re-division of a previously platted subdivision which satisfies all legal requirements for recording with the county clerk.

Minor Plat- A map of a subdivision involving four or fewer lots, fronting on an existing street and not requiring the creation of any new street or the extension of municipal utilities which satisfies all legal requirements for recording with the county clerk.

Vacating Plat- The owner of previously platted property may file an application with the planning commission for vacation of all or a portion of the prior plat. If lots within the subdivision have been previously sold, the application must be joined by the owners of all property within the prior subdivision is included in the area to be vacated. The application must be in a form acceptable for recording in the real property records and must bear the signature, appropriately acknowledged, of each property owner within the subdivision.

Subdivision by Metes & Bounds - Under certain circumstances, the  Planning Commission does not regulate the division of land, and may allow the conveyance of property by written metes and bounds only for one or more portions of previously platted property.  This is only applicable within the City's Limits and that portion of its E.T.J. that is located within the City's Planning Area.

Platting Exception  - The owner of a parcel of land located within the City Limits may file an application with the Director of Public Works for an exception from the requirement to plat if the land is used for residential purposes, is less than 5 acres in size and complies with all requirements listed in Ordinance 1956-10.

Certificate of Compliance 

Legal Documents (Available in ".pdf" format)


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