A plat or subdivision plat is a map drawn to a specified scale that shows the division of a tract of land. Plats generally indicate a lot and block designation for all lots depicted on the plat. Additionally, plats show the boundaries of all proposed easements, alleyways, and streets that are adjacent to or contained within the tract being subdivided or assembled. In order for a plat to be legally valid, it must meet the local subdivision and zoning requirements, be approved by the local governing body (i.e. City Council) and be filed/recorded with the County.
In addition to subdividing and assembling land, there are many different reasons to plat property. These reasons can include but are not limited to the dedication of roads/right-of-ways, ensuring a property has access to a public right-of-way, vacation and creation of easements, dedication of parkland or other public uses, ensuring compliance with current zoning standards, and etcetera.
Below is a list of links to various subdivision plats by land use category. Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact Planning and Zoning Department staff at (972) 771-7745, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the Contact Us form on this website.