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12-752. (a) The owner or owners of any land located within an area governed by regulations subdividing the same into lots and blocks or tracts or parcels, for the purpose of laying out any subdivisions, suburban lots, building lots, tracts or parcels or any owner of any land establishing any street, alley, park or other property intended for public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of lots, tracts or parcels of land fronting thereon or adjacent thereto, shall have a plat drawn as may be required by the subdivision regulations. Such plat shall accurately describe the subdivision, lots, tracts or parcels of land giving the location and dimensions thereof and the location and dimensions of all streets, alleys, parks or other properties intended to be dedicated to public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of lots, tracts or parcels of land fronting thereon or adjacent thereto. All plats shall be verified by the owner or owners thereof. All such plats shall be submitted to the planning commission or to the joint committee for subdivision regulation.
(b) The planning commission or the joint committee shall determine if the plat conforms to the provisions of the subdivision regulations. If such determination is not made within 60 days after the first meeting of such commission or committee following the date of the submission of the plat to the secretary thereof, such plat shall be deemed to have been approved and a certificate shall be issued by the secretary of the planning commission or joint committee upon demand. If the planning commission or joint committee finds that the plat does not conform to the requirements of the subdivision regulations, the planning commission or joint committee shall notify the owner or owners of such fact. Such notice shall be in writing and shall specify in detail the reasons the plat does not conform to the requirements of the subdivision regulations. If the plat conforms to the requirements of such regulations, there shall be endorsed thereon the fact that the plat has been submitted to and approved by the planning commission or joint committee.
(c) The governing body shall accept or refuse the dedication of land for public purposes within 30 days after the first meeting of the governing body following the date of the submission of the plat to the clerk thereof. The governing body may defer action for an additional 30 days for the purpose of allowing for modifications to comply with the requirements established by the governing body. No additional filing fees shall be assessed during that period. If the governing body defers or refuses such dedication, it shall notify the owner or owners of the land and the planning commission or joint committee of such fact. Such notice shall be in writing and if the deferral or refusal of the dedication of land is based upon noncompliance with the requirements established by the governing body, the notice shall specify in detail the nature of such noncompliance.
(d) The governing body may establish a scale of reasonable fees to be paid to the secretary of the planning commission or joint committee by the applicant for approval for each plat filed with the planning commission or joint committee.
(e) No building or zoning permit shall be issued for the use or construction of any structure upon any lot, tract or parcel of land located within the area governed by the subdivision regulations that has been subdivided, resubdivided or replatted after the date of the adoption of such regulations by the governing body or governing bodies but which has not been approved in the manner provided by this act.
(f) Any regulations adopted by a governing body with reference to subdividing lots shall provide for the issuance of building permits on platted lots divided into not more than two tracts without having to replat such lots. Such regulations also may authorize and establish conditions for the issuance of building permits on lots divided into three or more tracts without having to replat such lots. Such regulations shall provide that lots zoned for industrial purposes may be divided into two or more tracts without replatting such lot. Such regulations shall contain a procedure for issuance of building or zoning permits on divided lots which shall take into account the need for adequate street rights-of-way, easements, improvement of public facilities, and zoning regulations if in existence.
(g) The regulations shall provide for a procedure which specifies a time limit within which action shall be taken, and shall further provide, where applicable, for the final decision on the issuance of such building permit to be made by the governing body, except as may be provided by law.
(h) The register of deeds shall not file any plat until such plat shall bear the endorsement hereinbefore provided and the land dedicated for public purposes has been accepted by the governing body.
History: L. 1991, ch. 56, § 12; L. 1997, ch. 147, § 5; L. 2006, ch. 98, § 1; July 1.
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