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Once a plat has been approved by the County Commission, applicants may request changes to the recorded plat. To request changes or to modify conditions of a plat approval or to request waivers of the Land Development Code, please see below.

Roadway Related Changes

Requests to amend, change, modify, delete, and/or waive the following:
  • Non-vehicular Access Line (NVAL)
  • Roadway Improvements, such as turn lanes, bus bays, traffic signals, etc.
  • Right-of-way dedications
  • Sidewalk and paved access
  • Design criteria

Non-Roadway Related Changes

Requests to amend, change, modify, delete, and/or waive the following:
  • Design criteria
  • Waste water disposal/source of potable water
  • Fire protection
  • Parks and/or school dedications
  • Impact/concurrency fees
  • Environmental impact report
  • Other changes to plat conditions or waivers to the Land Development Code

Application Requirements

We highly recommend discussing your application with appropriate county staff before submitting it. For roadway-related requests, it is especially important to contact both the Highway Construction and Engineering and Transit Divisions. All plat information, including the name, project number, plat book and page, copies of the plat report and recorded plat along with other required information is public record. You can request this information from us or the Records, Taxes and Treasury Division.

You must submit an original and electronic copy of your application and the following:
  • A completed application​, including justification for your request as well as a detailed narrative explaining your request. You must include dimensions and locations of openings, etc. The contact person listed on your application must be able to answer any questions we may have. 
  • A position letter on your request from the applicable municipality, dated within 6 months of your application submittal.
  • One copy of the approved or recorded plat. If your request is for a single family dwelling unit or a duplex, a survey and a site plan is acceptable.
  • Appropriate application fee 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ROADWAY REQUESTS:
  • Two signed and sealed copies of a proposed site plan showing the onsite traffic circulation system, adjacent roadway details and location of all existing and proposed driveways. If a site plan is not available, you may submit 6 folded copies of a drawing demonstrating the rationale for your request, including relevant dimensions, and drawn to scale.
  • A valid pre-­application approval letter from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is required for all roadway and/or access related requests for a Trafficway​ that is functionally classified a State road. This requirement includes creating or amending vehicular access and/or any improvements requiring permits from the State. The letter must not expire before the scheduled County Commission meeting date. (see Sec. 5-195(b)(10) of the Land Development Code)
​Some non-roadway related requests may require more or less documentation. Please contact us to verify before submitting your application.​
 

Review Process

We have 7 working days to review your application’s completeness. If it is not complete, we will reject it and return it to you and request any missing information.

Once your application is accepted, it will be scheduled for the next available County Commission meeting, based on the filing deadline schedule​​. It is typically scheduled approximately 4 weeks from the filing deadline.

Your application will be reviewed by applicable County agencies. During this process, we will inform you of any issues which could result in a deferral or denial. We will generate a staff report from the recommendations and forward it to you before your scheduled meeting date.

A blank affidavit will be included in the report. If you sign the affidavit agreeing to staff recommendations, your application will remain on the County Commission’s consent agenda. If not, your application will automatically be deferred for at least 2 weeks and scheduled for a later meeting.


Approval and Recording

All approvals are subject to the conditions in the staff report. A condition of approval for some requests, including amendments to the non-vehicular access line, may require recording agreements in the public records. In addition, County Commission policy requires a recordable agreement listing all of the plat required improvements associated with your request. 

You have 18 months from the date of County Commission approval to prepare, deliver and record, if necessary, all required documents, bonds, deeds, easements, and agreements to the Highway Construction and Engineering Division.  If not completed, the approval is null and void.