A plat is a survey of property that describes the dimensions and location of lot lines, streets, and easements. A plat also establishes the lot, block, and subdivision name used in real estate transactions. The platting process ensures that all lots comply with the Town of Little Elm’s Subdivision Ordinance and protects public health, safety and welfare.
Generally, a plat is required to subdivide property legally and before issuance of a building permit.
A plat is not the property survey required by a mortgage company when closing the sale of a property. A licensed land surveyor or engineer must prepare plats.
Plat Filing FYI:
In case easements shift during construction, the Town allows for commercial plats to be filed prior to issuance of a CO instead of issuance of a building permit. Once finalized, the Town will file the plat for the applicant. To file, the Town will need a minimum of 2 paper (bond) copies, plus however many copies you and your client need, original stamped and sealed tax certificates, and a $200 filing fee payable to the Town. The Town is the last to sign the plat, so please ensure that all signatures are collected prior to delivery to the Planning Department. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Planning at 214-975-0472.