Platting Review Timeframe
Once you submit your plat application, the development review process begins. It can take between 3-18 months for a plat application to be approved by the County Commission. Major factors include municipal approval time and compliance with the Land Development Code. The initial review period is approximately 2 months.
Development Review Report
Once the initial application review period ends, we compile all agency comments into a Development Review Report. This report includes:
- All conditions necessary for the proposed plat to comply with the Land Development Code
- A listing of corrections needed to the plat drawing to comply with Florida law
- Advisory comments on issues needing addressed after the platting process
- Staff recommendation to approve, defer or deny and justification
Letter of Objections/No Objections
You have 5 months to respond to the Development Review Report and file either a "letter of objections" or a "letter of no objections." If you do not file within 5 months, your application is considered withdrawn.
A "letter of objections" must state the sections of the report you disagree with and why. We will forward your letter to the appropriate review agencies and provide a written response to you or your agent within 17 working days.
A "letter of no objections" may be combined into a single letter with a "written authorization to proceed" as long as it is filed within 5 months of the report being issued.
Written Authorization to Proceed
Section 5181(i) of the Land Development Code requires a "written authorization to proceed" to be filed within 10 months of the Development Review Report being issued. This schedules your application for review at the next available County Commission plat meeting. It must include a receipt from the Highway Construction and Engineering Division as proof the municipality has approved the plat mylar and was accepted by the Division.
If there are any objections to the report, they must be stated in the "written authorization to proceed." If you have any new objections not previously raised in the "letter of objections," staff may recommend deferral at the meeting. If any new objections are raised after filing, staff will recommend deferral at the meeting.
A valid Trafficways approval is required for a plat to be recommended for approval to the County Commission. Trafficways approval is valid for 10 months. You may request, in writing, a 2month extension if not previously granted. You request must be received before the Trafficways expiration date.