What is a plat and when is a plat review required?
A plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land.
When a property is divided into “subdivisions”, a review of the proposed divisions is required. The City of Sandy Springs has two types of plat review: a final plat review, and a minor plat review.
When is a final plat review required?
A final plat review is required when a property is subdivided in a manner that:
- Results in the creation of more than 3 lots
- Requires the extension of utilities or other municipal facilities
- Requires new streets or roads
When is a minor plat review required?
A minor plat review is required when a property is subdivided in a manner that:
- Results in the creation of 3 or less lots
- Does not require the extension of utilities or other municipal facilities
- Does not require new streets or roads
Who can apply for a plat review?
Plat reviews are generally applied for by the property owner or developer.
Applying for a Plat Review
To apply for a plat review, please visit the construction permit desk located at the “Zoning and Permitting” entrance on the south side of City Hall. Plat application are typically reviewed within 10 business days.
Licensed Contractors: Please bring your Trade Card, Business License and state issued ID (e.g. driver’s license).
Property Owners: Please bring your state issued ID (e.g. driver’s license). You will need to sign an affidavit certifying that you are responsible for the project.
Required Application Documents: The following documents are required for the permitting process. You can fill these out before you visit us, or we can assist you once you arrive.
Associated Documents: The following documents may also be required, depending on the nature of your permit request. You can complete these when you visit after speaking with one of our permit technicians.
What is the next step after the City approves my plat application?
Once the city approves the proposed plat, the plat survey will be signed by a city official and made available to the applicant for pick-up. The applicant will then be required to have the plat recorded with Fulton County and return 2 copies of the approved and recorded plat to the City of Sandy Springs.
The associated fees are: $350 plus $5 per affected lot.