Preparing Subdivision Plats
Any time a property owner intends to divide land, move a property line, or combine multiple lots into one, a licensed surveyor in the Commonwealth of Virginia must prepare a subdivision plat.
If moving a property line and not creating a new lot, a boundary line adjustment plat must be submitted for review.
If removing interior lot lines and not creating any new lots, a vacation plat must be submitted.
If creating up to 5 lots (including the parent lot) a minor subdivision plat must be submitted.
If creating 6 or more lots or creating a public right-of-way a major subdivision plat must be submitted.
Major subdivisions must be approved by Planning Commission.
A preliminary plat is required for a major subdivision of 50 or more lots.
Subdivision site plans must be included with the final plat submission.
Preliminary Plat Checklist
Final Plat Checklist
If you have any questions, please call Community Development and staff will be glad to assist you.