Are there different types of plats?

There are several different types of plats and different processes for approving plats. Contact the Planning and Development Department for additional information at 214-975-0472. 

A Preliminary Plat is required if you divide your property into more than one lot. This step may be skipped if you are platting a one-lot subdivision. 

A Preliminary Plat shows the street layout, lots and other information needed to ensure that the subdivision design concept conforms with Town and State regulations. It is intended to be general, showing approximate locations and dimensions. Final Plat A Final Plat is the next step in the development process after approval of a Preliminary Plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council. The Final plat is a technical drawing showing the exact dimensions and bearings and is the instrument that becomes the official, permanent record of the division of land filed with Denton County. Final plats must comply with the approved Preliminary Plat. 

A Final Plat may be created for every lot shown on the approved Preliminary Plat or for a portion of the lots shown on the Preliminary Plat. A replat is required when you are revising existing platted lots or combining platted and unplatted lots to create a new lot configuration. Certain replats require a public hearing and written notice to other property owners within the existing subdivision. Amended Plat, An Amended Plat, is used to relocate an internal lot line, combine lots, correct an error, or make other minor changes. This is approved administratively.

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