A plat is a survey of property that describes the dimensions and location of lot lines, streets, and easements. A plat also establishes the lot, block, and subdivision name used in real estate transactions. The platting process ensures that all lots comply with the Town of Little Elm’s Subdivision Ordinance and protects public health, safety and welfare.
Generally, a plat is required to legally subdivide a property and prior to issuance of a building permit.
A plat is not the property survey required by mortgage companies when closing the sale of property. Plats must be prepared by a licensed land surveyor or engineer.
In case easements shift during construction, the Town allows for commercial plats to be filed prior to issuance of a CO instead of issuance of a building permit. The Town will file the plat for the applicant. To file, the Town will need 1 mylar, 2 paper copies, however many copies you and your client need, the original stamped and sealed tax certificates, and a $200 filing fee payable to the Town. The Town is the last to sign the plat, so please ensure that all signatures are collected prior to delivery to the Planning Department. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Planning at 214-975-0472.