Application is hereby submitted for: (check one)
Preliminary Approval (New) Plat of Correction
Preliminary Approval (Extension) Subdivision Confirmation Letter
Name/Location
Name of the Subdivision: __________________________________________ Date: ________________
Property Address: _________________________________________ Tax Map # ___________________
Number of Lots: ____________ Fee: ______________ (check made payable to “City of Richmond”)
Application for PRELIMINARY PLAT SUBDIVISION
The City Planning Commission
c/o Department of Planning and Development Review
Land Use Administration Division
900 E. Broad Street, Room 511
Richmond, Virginia 23219
http://www.richmondgov.com/
Statistical Summary
1) Total Area: ________________________
2) Area in Roads: _____________________
3) Area in Lots:________________________
4) Area for Public Purpose: ______________
5) Average Lot Size: ___________________
6) Minimum Lot Size: _________________
7) Maximum Lot Size: ________________
Public Utilities
Underground
Overhead [Existing]
Overhead [New]*
(SF)
(SF)
(SF)
(SF)
(SF)
(SF)
(SF)
Drainage
Curbs & Gutter
Roadside Ditches*
Zoning
Current Zoning: _________________
Is this property subject to any previous land use
case(s)?
Yes No
If Yes, please list the Ordinance Number:
______________________________________
Proposed Use
Single Family Detached
Single Family Attached
Two Family Attached/Detached
Multi-Family
Commercial
Industrial
* A CPC exception request is required. Please attach a written
request per Section 94-9 of the Subdivision Ordinance.
Applicant/Contact Person:________________________________________________
Company:____________________________________
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________ City: ______________________
State: ______ Zip Code:___________ Telephone: ( )
Fax: (______)__________________________ E-mail: _________________________________________
Property Owner: _
If Business Entity, title and individual who can sign for the company:_______________________________
Mailing Address: ________________________________________ City: ___________________________
State: ______ Zip Code:___________ Telephone: ( )
Fax: (______)____________________________
E-mail: __________________________________
The City will send all correspondence to the applicant/contact person. Please check this box if the
property owner would also like to receive copies of all correspondence.
Property Owner Signature:
(Except for subdivision confirmation letters, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and signatures of all owners of the property are
required. Please attach additional sheets as needed. If a legal representative signs for a property owner, please attach an executed
power of attorney. Faxed or photocopied signatures will not be accepted
.)
NOTE: Please attach the required plats, checklist, subject parcel information and a check for the application fee.
(See Filing Procedures for Subdivisions.) evised: 1/25/2011
Checklist of Requirements:
Preliminary Plat Subdivision
In order to expedite the review of the Preliminary Plat, please be sure that all of the following items
have been included on the plans. Please return this completed checklist with the Application, to
assure that all items have been addressed. Should an item not apply, indicate why you believe it is
not necessary in the space provided at the end of the checklist. The design and layout of lots, streets,
alleys, easements, and other public improvements within any subdivision shall comply with the design
standards contained in Chapter 94 of the City Code.
For preliminary plat review, nine (9) paper prints of the plat are required. Preliminary plats must be
drawn to scale and submitted on sheets measuring 16" X 24". Plats must show, with dimensions
where applicable, all of the information on the Preliminary Plat Checklist:
Name of subdivision, preparer of plat, property address, tax map number, owner of record, and
developer;
Source of Title (Should there be no prior subdivision, provide title back to a deed prior to
1942);
Vicinity sketch at scale of 1”=2000’, north arrow and scale;
Boundaries and bearings of the subdivision and each lot;
Acreage & square footage of each of the following: subdivision, lots, roads, reserved areas,
and land to be dedicated for common or public purpose;
Address, owner, tax map parcel numbers, & zoning of the subject and abutting properties
(available at http://map.richmondgov.com/parcel/);
Setbacks listed and graphically shown on the plat;
All existing and proposed lot lines, easements, streets and alleys (with right of way width
noted), drainage ways, storm water retention areas and water bodies;
Topography and significant vegetative material;
The location and extent of Chesapeake Bay preservation areas;
The location and extent of wetland areas;
The location and extent of flood plain areas;
The subdivision and surveyor’s certificates;
Existing structures, noting those to be retained and those to be demolished;
Existing utilities;
Schedule showing minimum, maximum and average lot size and notation of lot widths at
setback lines; proposed lot and block numbers;
Traffic projections of proposed streets and existing streets abutting the subdivision;
Notation of vertical and horizontal datum used;
Horizontal blank 2” x 3” box at bottom of plat for approval ;
Such other information deemed necessary by the Secretary of the Commission to determine
compliance with applicable zoning and subdivision requirements.
The following items were not checked and do not apply to this application for the following reasons
(continue on the back of the page if more space is needed):
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
FILING
Subdivision applications are filed with the Department of Community Development, Land Use
Administration Division, Room 511, City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219,
Telephone (804) 646-6304. The applicant, prior to submission, should discuss and review with
staff any potential issues relating to the City’s Master Plan, zoning and any other land use issues
that may be involved.
DEADLINES
The Planning Commission considers preliminary approval of subdivisions at its regular meetings
on the first and third Monday of each month. The submission deadline is thirty (30) days prior to
the meeting. Incomplete submissions or major modifications required to the plat that are
identified during the review process may cause the plat to be carried over to the next meeting.
Once a hearing date is set, a digital copy of the preliminary plat (PDF file) should be submitted to
staff (Jeff.Eastman@Richmondgov.com
) for Planning Commission distribution. In lieu of a digital
copy, thirteen (13) folded paper copies of the preliminary plat may be submitted.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Application for subdivision must include: 1) Application form, including a completed Preliminary
Checklist; 2) folded plans or plats and 3) application fee. Each part is explained below.
1) Application Form:
The application form is available in the Department of Community
Development and online at http://www.richmondgov.com/departments/communitydev/
All the owners of the property must sign the application form. If a legal representative signs for a
property owner, a copy of an executed power of attorney is required. The certificate of
completeness must also be signed by the applicant of the subdivision application.
2) Plans/Plats:
Nine (9) paper prints on sheets measuring 16" X 24" are required.
Plats must be drawn to scale and must show dimensions of the information required.
Plats must be folded
to approximately 8” x 12” for submittal.
3) Application Fee
The appropriate fee must accompany the application. Checks should be made payable to the
"City of Richmond". The fees are determined from the following schedule:
Preliminary Approval of Plat $500.00 plus $15.00 per lot
Extension of Approved Preliminary Plat $150.00
Plat of Correction $100.00
Subdivision Confirmation Letter $100.00
Filing Procedure:
Preliminary Plat Subdivision
Standard Plat Notes & Certificates:
Preliminary Plat Subdivision
Please enter the text below as it appears, adding/deleting the underlined information that
applies/does not apply to your subdivision.
SUBDIVISION CERTIFICATE
The subdivision of land shown hereon, designated "???
Subdivision, Section ???" is with the free consent
and in accordance with the desires of the undersigned owners, mortgagees and trustees
thereof. There are
no Deeds of Trust or Mortgages on this property. All streets, alleys and easements are of the width and
extent shown hereon and are dedicated to the City of Richmond, Virginia free and unrestricted by any
previous agreements or easements, except as noted on this plat at the time of recordation. All easements
are for surface and underground drainage and for underground utilities, unless noted otherwise. All
unrestricted easements are subject to the right of the City of Richmond, Virginia to establish alleys on said
easements at a future time without cost of the property involved. The dedication of easements to the City
includes the right to make reasonable use of the adjoining land for construction and maintenance of public
facilities within the boundaries of the easements shown hereon. All dedications of land are subject to the
right of the City of Richmond, Virginia to establish streets, alleys, or easements on such property at a future
time without cost of the property involved.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Owners, Mortgagees, and Trustees have/has
affixed their signature and seal
as of this ??? day of ??? 20??.
By:
Owner / Mortgagee / Trustee
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
CITY/COUNTY OF
, To-wit:
I,
,a Notary Public in and for the jurisdiction
aforesaid, do hereby certify that , who is known to me and
whose name is signed to the foregoing instrument personally appeared before me and has acknowledged
the same before me in the jurisdiction aforesaid this
day of , 20??.
Notary Public
My commission expires:
(SEAL)
Registration No.: _____________________
S
OURCE OF TITLE
The property embraced within the limits of this subdivision is that property conveyed to ???
from ??? by
deed / will
dated the ??? day of ??? 20?? and recorded at the Clerk's office in the Circuit Court of the City of
Richmond, Virginia on the ???
day of ??? 20?? in Book ??? on Page ???.
The property embraced within the limits of this subdivision is subject to a Deed of Trust / Mortgage dated
the ???
day of ??? 20?? and recorded at the Clerk's office in the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond,
Virginia on the ???
day of ??? 20?? in Deed Book ??? on Page ???.
SURVEYOR'S CERTIFICATE
To the best of my knowledge and belief all of the requirements as set forth in the ordinance for approving
plats of subdivision in the City of Richmond, Virginia have been complied with. All monuments have been
previously set or will be set by the ???
day of ??? 20??. (Not to exceed one year from recordation.)
Standard Plat Notes & Certificates:
Preliminary Plat Subdivision
NOTES (Please follow this order and format as closely as is practicable)
1. Use: Single Family Attached ?? or Detached ?? Residential / Two Family Attached ?? or Detached
?? Residential / Multi-family Residential / Commercial / Industrial ??
2. Zoning: ?-?
3. Setbacks: Front ??
Side ?? Rear ??
4. Address: ??
5. Tax map reference number: ?-?
6. Water: Public - City of Richmond, Virginia / Private ??
7. Sewer: Public - City of Richmond, Virginia / Private ??
8. Drainage: Curbs & Gutter / Roadside Ditches ??
9. Public Utilities: Underground/ Overhead (Existing)/ Overhead (New) ??
10. Owner(s): ???
11. Developer: ???
12. Total Area: ??? Acres & ??? square feet
Area in Roads: ??? Acres & ??? square feet
Area in Lots: ??? Acres & ??? square feet
Area of Land Dedicated for Public Purposes: ??? Acres & ??? square feet
13. Number of Lots: ???
Minimum Lot size: ??? Square feet
Maximum Lot size: ??? Square feet
Average Lot size: ??? Square feet
14. Property within the limits of this subdivision is located in Flood Zone ???, as shown on Flood
Insurance Rate Map Sheet ?? of 20 for the City of Richmond, dated ???. The approximate limits of
the 100 Year Flood Plain as shown on construction plans prepared by ???
P.E., dated ??? as
revised ???. The approximate elevation of the 100 Year Flood Plain is ??? / as noted on the plat.
15. Property within the limits of this subdivision is / does not contain wetlands identified on the National
Wetlands Inventory Map dated ??
entitled ???. Property within the limits of this subdivision is
located in federally designated wetlands, as shown on a study dated ??? entitled ???. The
approximate limit of the identified wetlands is denoted by ???.
The designated wetlands limits do
not extend beyond the tops of banks of the creek / the 100 year flood plain.
16. Property within the limits of this subdivision is / is not located in Chesapeake Bay Preservation
Areas designated by the City of Richmond, Virginia pursuant to Chapter 50 of the City Code of
2004. The approximate limits of the Chesapeake Bay Resource Protection Area is denoted by ???.
The limits of the Resource Protection Area has been modified pursuant to a Chesapeake Bay
Management Plan approved by the City of Richmond on ???.
To be included under Notes if applicable
The property embraced within the limits of this subdivision is subject to Declaration of Covenants and
Restrictions (either 1 or 2)
1. “dated the ???
day of ??? 20?? and recorded at the Clerk's office in the Circuit Court of the City of
Richmond, Virginia on the ???
day of ??? 20?? in Deed Book ??? on Page ???.” or
2. “recorded simultaneously with plat” .
Property within the limits of this subdivision was previously transferred without the benefit of subdivision
approval by the City of Richmond. The subdivision of property shown herein would authorize the
resubdivision of said property in accordance with the requirements of City Code.
Certificate of Completeness:
Preliminary Plat Subdivision
Applicant Certification of Completeness:
I do hereby certify that I have read and am familiar with the requirements for the submission of
subdivisions as provided under the Subdivision Ordinance and further that this submittal is in
compliance with those requirements, or exceptions have been properly requested in accordance
with Section 94-9 of the Subdivision Ordinance.
Signature of Applicant: _________________________________________ Date: ____________
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