STEP 4 - FINAL PLAT REVIEW AND APPROVAL
Final plat review consists of two different, but equally important tasks. The first, a review of the legal documents and drawings which comprise the final plat and the second, verification that the physical elements of the project were constructed and corresponding documents were prepared. Legal documents include final plat boundary drawings, legal descriptions of separate tracts of land and easements, CC&R's, and as built drawings. Physical elements to be verified in the field include survey markers set at final lot corners, street monuments, and boundaries of easements and other tracts.
If the project is a “short” subdivision, final approval is usually administrative; specifically by authority of the Director of Planning. If your project is a “long” subdivision, final approval requires hearing by and approval of the City or County Council. After securing approval, the drawings will be sent to the County Assessor for tax segregations, gaining tax identification numbers for each new lot. When this is complete, the plat is routed to the County Auditor for final recording. Upon your receipt of these new tax parcel numbers, you have successfully completed your subdivision.