All plat applications are approved with a restrictive note on the recorded plat, which establishes the level of development intensity used to determine impacts on regional services and facilities. Impact fee amounts and concurrency obligations are based on the approved level of development. Development must comply with the recorded plat note, unless the County Commission approves a revision or amendment to the note.
Amendment Types and Application Requirements
We highly recommend discussing your request and proposed note language with us before filing your application. 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.
Full or Minor Review
You must submit an original and electronic copy of each of the following:
- Completed application
- Copy of approved/recorded plat
- Approval letter from applicable municipality, dated within 6 months of your application, stating the precise note language. If located within a Development of Regional Impact (DRI), it must also state if the note complies with the approved DRI Development Order
- Current letter from the appropriate utility service indicating the closest approved potable water line and/or sanitary sewer line and the exact distance to the property (only applies if on-site wells and/or septic tanks are currently in use or proposed)
- Signed and sealed sketch and legal description for any new parcel or tract created by the application
- Appropriate application fee
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS ONLY: include a current School Capacity Availability Determination or a receipt from the School Board of Broward County indicating a Public School Impact Application (PSIA) and fee have been received.
Additional information is required if there are existing buildings on the property and/or if buildings were demolished within 18 months of your application:
This also applies to plats.
- To receive a credit against impact and concurrency fees, attach an "as built" survey dated within 18 months of your application. Other evidence may be accepted for demolished buildings if it clearly documents the use, gross square footage and/or number and type of dwelling units.
- If the proposed note amendment is for non-residential development and existing non-residential will remain on the property, attached one of the following:
- An “as built” survey prepared within 6 months of your application showing the buildings.
- A copy of the latest approved site plan showing the buildings along with proof from the municipality that the site plan is the latest approved plan.
- Other evidence that clearly documents the use, gross square footage and/or number and type of dwelling units.
We have 7 working days to review your application’s completeness. If 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
. Typically, full review requests are schedule approximately 7 weeks from the filing deadline and minor reviews are scheduled 4 weeks from the filing deadline.
Your application will be reviewed by applicable County agencies and external agencies, including the School Board and utility companies. 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 to you before your scheduled meeting date.
A blank affidavit will be included with the report. If you sign the affidavit and agree with 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.
If the County Commission approves your application, the approval is subject to the conditions in the staff report. A condition of approval requires recording an agreement documenting the changes to the plat note in the public records. In addition, other approval conditions may include impact fees, new or replacement impact fee agreements and securities and contractual requirements.
You have 12 months from the date of approval to comply with all conditions of approval and record the agreement to amend note. If not completed, the approval is null and void.