The purpose of Platting Process is to review and create a legal document that enables the division
of property into lots or the redivision/recombination of previously platted property proposed to
be altered. There are four basic steps to the platting process: pre-application conference,
preliminary plat approval, construction plan approval, and final plat approval. From the
pre-submission conference to final plat approval, the platting process typically takes a minimum
of six (6) months based upon the number of revisions.
A mandatory Pre-Application Conference with Community Development
and the Public Works/Engineering Department is held to determine
property eligibility, identify application submittal requirements, discuss
City service provisions, and answer questions.
Property Owner/Applicant submits Platting Application, Preliminary Plat
and supporting information/documents.
Community Development Department reviews submitted materials. The
Development Review Committee (DRC) is comprised of representatives
for the various City departments that review and report on the Application
based on their specific duties and responsibilities. A Development
Review Committee Meeting is held to Approve, Return for Revisions, or
Deny the Preliminary Plat and supporting information/documents. Upon
receipt of the DRC’s review report, the applicant may appeal any
disapproval regarding the preliminary plat to the City Council.
After Preliminary Plat Approval, the Property Owner/Applicant submits
the Construction Plans directly to the Temple Terrace Community
Development Department. Public Works/Engineering and coordinating
departments perform technical review of submitted materials.
After Construction Plan Approval, the Property Owner/Applicant submits
the Final Plat directly to the Temple Terrace Community Development
Department. The applicant shall file a final plat covering all or part of the
approved preliminary plat within six (6) months from the date of the
issuance of the report from the Development Review Committee or the
City Council’s decision in the case of an appeal, otherwise that
preliminary plat approval shall be deemed withdrawn. An extension may
be granted by the City Council for reasons beyond the control of the
Engineering reviews submitted materials.
Following review of the final plat by the Development Review
Committee, the City Engineer shall forward the final plat to the City
Council for approval.
Following final approval by the City Council, the City Engineer shall
coordinate final plat recording at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court. After a Final Plat has been approved, three (3) prints of as-built
drawings showing the improvements that have been constructed according
to the approved subdivision construction plans, and a copy of the financial
guarantee for completion of required improvements shall be filed with the
City Engineer before said plat shall be recorded. Upon recording by the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, the subdivider shall furnish the City one
reproducible Mylar and two blue line prints of the recorded plat.
Schedule of Fees
Preliminary Subdivision Plan
Less than 50 lots
NOTE: Please fill out the Authorized Agent Affidavit if the application is being applied for by someone other than the property owner.
If you checked "yes", provide timeline for all proposed phases in an attachment to the application.
Please indicate that the following information is included in the application package.
Executed Subdivision Plat Application
Preliminary Plat Submission Fee
Fifteen (15) copies of preliminary plat in accordance with Section 12-354
A School Concurrency Application shall be submitted for review and evaluation for accordance with Chapter 12, Article X - Division 2 Concurrency Management for Public School Facilities
A Transportation Concurrency Application shall be for review and evaluation for accordance with Chapter 12, Article X - Division 3 Multimodal Transportation Concurrency Management
I hereby certify that I am (we are) owner(s) of record of the above described property or I (we) have
written permission from the owner(s) of record (copy of authorized agent affidavit attached) to request
this action. I hereby certify that the information submitted on this application is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge at the time of application.
Signature of Applicant/Owner
NOTE: All persons having a legal or equitable ownership interest in the property must sign the application (attach an Additional Owner Information Sheet if necessary). Publicly held corporation must provide the name and address of the corporation and principal executive officers.
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I am electronically signing this form and that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this day of , 20
by _________________________________ who is personally know to me or produced
_____________________________________ as identification and who did ______or did not ______ take an oath.
State of Florida, County of ________________________________
My Commission expires: ______________________________
Please indicate that the following information is included in the submittal package.
Letter of Transmittal that explains the specifics on the proposed plat in accordance with
Seven (7) copies of the construction plans in accordance with Section 12-356(c)(2)
which also include:
• Typical roadway cross-section and profiles
• Floodplain analysis
• Erosion and stormwater runoff control plan
• Utilities plan
Trust Indenture. A draft of any trust indenture proposed for the plat describing proposed
covenants, restrictions and conditions applicable to the property. In the event the plat
includes streets, open space or other facilities commonly usable and accessible to the
residents of the development, said trust indenture shall provide for assessments to be
levied against the property owners within the development to maintain, repair and
replace said facilities or open space areas as necessary. Trust indenture shall include a
statement that zoning applies unless covenants are more restrictive.
Fifteen (15) copies of the final plat in accordance with Section 12-357 (f) and (g).
Final Plat Fee
Financial Guarantee in accordance with 12-357 (i). Unless all required improvements
have been satisfactorily completed, an acceptable financial guarantee for required
improvements shall accompany every plat which is to be recorded to ensure the actual
satisfactory completion of construction of all required improvements within not more
than two (2) years following the date of recording.
Other documentation as delineated in Section 12-357 (h) (1 – 7) which is delineated
• A title opinion of an attorney licensed in the State of Florida or a certification by
an abstractor or a title company stating that the public records identify that the title
to the land as described and shown on the plat is in the name of the person,
persons, or corporation executing the dedication.
• Certification by a registered land surveyor that the plat represents a survey made
by that individual.
• Certification that all real estate taxes have been paid.
• Every plat of a subdivision or condominium filed for record shall include any
required dedication by the applicant.
• Pursuant to Chapter 12, Article X - Division 2 a written report from the School
District identifying a Finding of Available School Capacity
• Pursuant to Chapter 12, Article X – Division 3, a certificate of transportation
concurrency or a conditional certificate of transportation concurrency issued by the
City of Temple Terrace.
• Any existing or proposed private restrictions and trusteeships and their periods of
existence shall be filed as a separate instrument and reference to such instrument
shall be noted on the final plat.
* indicates a required field