Why is platting required?

Texas law requires that every owner of any tract of land who subdivides the tract into two or more parcels must file a plat. The Platting process is a system that allows municipalities to ensure that all lots are in compliance with the Master Plan and other development standards.

Each plat is reviewed by staff to ensure compliance with regulations such as the following:

  • Drainage improvements
  • Flood protection
  • Lot sizes
  • Necessary easements
  • Open space requirements
  • Street access
  • Utility provisions

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1. What is a subdivision plat?
2. Why is platting required?
3. When is a plat required?
4. Are there different types of plats?
5. What is the platting process?