Subdivision Rules & Regulations

The following are the basic requirements for the Subdivision process:

  • The owner submits a preliminary plat and an application form along with all required fees. If interior roadways or drainage improvements are associated with the development, engineering plans are submitted to Engineering.
  • The Development Services Department and Engineering reviews the plat and plans and identifies any deficiencies. After all corrections to plats or plans are made by the Developer, the preliminary plat and plans are submitted to the Development Support Committee for their action.
  • Once the preliminary plat and engineering plans are approved by Commissioners Court the owner is authorized to begin construction of perimeter and interior improvements. The approval of a preliminary plat will expire after twelve months if the Owner fails to proceed with the platting or development process.
  • Improvements are constructed. The County inspects during construction and as each phase is completed. After any deficiencies are corrected, preliminary acceptance of the improvements is issued. The owner maintenance period begins.
  • The owner submits a final plat for review to the Development Services Department and after all corrections are addressed the plat is submitted to Commissioners Court for their action.
  • Once the final plat is approved by Commissioners Court, it is recorded by the Owner in the County Clerk’s office.
  • After the maintenance period is completed, County inspects the project, the developer corrects the deficiency, County reinspects the project, and Commissioners Court approves the project. The infrastructure is now maintained by the County.