Subdivision Plat

Purpose

The purpose of the subdivision plat procedure is to ensure that the subdivision of land and airspace complies with the purpose and standards of these land development regulations (LDRs) and State statute and to ensure:

  • Orderly land records
  • Proper recording of land ownership and property owner association records
  • Provision of rights-of-way for streets and utility easements

When Is This Required?

A subdivision plat is required for all division of land or airspace, including condominium and townhouse subdivisions, unless the division meets the standards for an Exempt Land Division (see Section 8.5.4) or a Boundary Adjustment (see Section 8.5.5). Development options that require a subdivision plat are identified in the standards for each zone, found in Articles 2-4, Subsection D.4, Permit Requirement Thresholds.

Process

  • How Long: Up to 90 days after application deemed sufficient
  • Who Decides:
    • Final Decision: Town Council

Helpful Tips

  • All required changes to a submitted plat must be completed by the applicant and confirmed by staff prior to the Town Council hearing. This also means that all plat-related documents (deed restrictions, easements, etc.) must be in final form and ready to sign for the plat to be scheduled for the Council hearing.  Please see Sec. 8.5.3 in the LDRs for a clear outline of the plat review process. 
  • Prior to recording of plat, all fees must be paid (technical reviews, exactions, performance, etc.).
  •  After Town Council approval, Town staff will obtain necessary signatures. Once completed, the applicant will be required to record the necessary documents with the County Clerk only with the presence of Town staff.

How to Apply

A subdivision plat application may only be submitted following completion of a pre-application meeting and an approval or a development plan for the proposed subdivision.

Please submit an application packet via email to the Planning Department that includes the following (paper applications are not accepted):

  • Application Fee: To pay the fee via credit card (visa, master card, discover)                       call 307-733-0440 X 1304
  • An application form (PDF).
  • Title Report: A title report or title certificate prepared within the last six months that includes evidence of all easements and deed restrictions on the property and for access and utilities across any properties not under the control of the owner or applicant to the development from a dedicated public road. Copies of the documents referenced in the report should not be submitted unless requested by the planner during review. Applications for amendment of a Subdivision Plat may be exempt from the requirement to include a title report, depending on circumstances. Check with the Planning Department for confirmation.

In addition, the initial application submittal for a new subdivision plat or amendment to a subdivision plat which constitutes a vacation requiring a new plat map shall include the following:

  • Plat Map. PDF of the proposed subdivision plat map. 
  • Notice of Intent. Evidence that the applicant has published a “Notice of Intent to Subdivide” once each week for 2 weeks within 30 calendar days prior to filing this application, pursuant to Wyoming statutes as amended.
  • Subdivision Improvements Agreement. If applicable, the proposed Subdivision Improvements Agreement.
  • Exactions. Park Exactions and School Exactions are required for all subdivision resulting in new residential units. 
  • Documents to be Recorded. Copies of any documents to be recorded with the subdivision plat, in draft form, including, but not limited to: affidavits of owner, mortgagee, or surveyor; covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs); conservation easements, well easements, access easements, etc.

In addition, the initial application submittal for an amendment to a subdivision plat where no new plat map is required shall include the following:

  • Request. A narrative explanation of the proposed vacation, including the plat number, sheet number, and reason for the proposed request.
  • Notice of Intent. Evidence that the applicant has published a “Notice of Intent to Subdivide” once each week for 2 weeks within 30 calendar days prior to filing this application, pursuant to Wyoming statutes as amended.
  • Instrument. A draft partial vacation instrument to be recorded to document the approval.
  • Documents or Exhibits to be Recorded. Draft copies of any other documents or exhibits to be recorded with the partial vacation instrument, including, but not limited to, building envelope maps, easements, etc.

Fees

Subdivision plat fees are $1,202 plus the cost of a technical review.