New Subdivision Construction

The purpose of these regulations is to regulate and control the division of land within the corporate limits and extraterritorial plat approval jurisdiction of the City in order to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the community. These regulations are designed to lessen congestion in the streets and highways; to further the orderly layout and use of land; to insure proper legal description and proper monumenting of subdivided land; to secure safety from fire, panic and other damages; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land and avoid undue concentration of population; and to facilitate the further resubdivision of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land. 

Basic Procedure
  • Meet with City staff (Community Development, Engineering)
    • Prepare the follow information:
      • Name
      • Designation
      • Owners of Record
      • Abutting Owners
      • Boundary Lines
      • Streets
      • Existing Utilities
      • Topography and Soil Characteristics
      • Proposed Design, Streets, Drainage, etc.
      • Zoning
      • Public Uses
      • North Point
    • Have deed restrictions, construction plans, and easements.
    • Comply with City design principles.
    • Allow for public sites, open spaces, or park lands at least 5% of the land proposed in the plat.
    • Must be 10 copies submitted at least 15 days before the next Plan Commission Meeting.
  • Propose a preliminary plat.
  • Has to be approved by both the Plan Commission and City Council or given approval with modifications.
  • Propose a final plat.
    • File a surety bond to cover at least 10% of the costs of completion.
    • Must be filed with the City Clerk and City Engineer.
    • Must be checked by the City Engineer.
    • Approval by both the Plan Commission and City Council.
Additional Information

Subdivision construction regulations are extensive and contacting the Community Development Department should be the first step taken.


Source: Monroe City Code Title 6 Chapter 1-6