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Platting Process
  1. Every request for a subdivision plat review must be submitted via the Application for Platting form and must have original signatures. 
  2. All documents required by this application shall be submitted to the Planning Department in a completed format. 
  3. A copy of the submittal should also be sent to the town engineer to expedite the review process.  
  4. An incomplete submittal will not be reviewed until all documents are received. 
  5. table is included in this packet with the plat submittal cut-off dates and the corresponding Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council meeting dates. 

Plat Classification in General
Review times vary according to the type of plat under review. Applicants should check with the town engineer at (817) 640-8535 to determine if a proposed subdivision plat will be reviewed as a preliminary plat, final plat, minor plat, development plat, conveyance plat, a replat, amended plat, or a plat vacation. Occasionally, the plat review process will reveal information that will result in a change of plat classification affecting the review schedule.

Coordination with Zoning
When the zoning classification is not consistent with the proposed development, an application for a zoning district change may be submitted simultaneously with the plat application.

Processing of Plat Application
The town engineer will coordinate the review of subdivision plats with other town departments. No subdivision plat will be considered until the subdivision plat application, all required documents, and all plat fees have been received. The town engineer is authorized three weeks to complete review of all construction plans. When the staff review is complete, written comments will be provided to the applicant identifying items requiring response. Written responses to each comment must be received from the applicant before the plat is scheduled for review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council.

Plat Documents
The application submittal shall include the appropriate number of documents' copies in accordance with the table. The plat review process may identify the need for additional documents not listed below. All blue line paper submittals shall be folded to a 9-by-12-inch size, with the plat name showing on the face of the exterior panel.

Plat Review Checklist
A Plat Review Checklist assists in preparation of all plats. The checklist must be completed and included in the plat submittal package.

Certificates Required on Plats
Certificates required on plats are described in the Plat Certificates document.

Surveyor Information
All surveys and utility construction projects must use the Town of Westlake GIS Controls/Survey Benchmarks.

Types of Plats
Preliminary Site Evaluation
  • Allows evaluation of the proposed development
  • Require for all major subdivisions prior to the construction of improvements
  • Is NOT a preliminary or final plat
  • Requires Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council Approval

Final Plat
  • Required for all subdivisions of property
  • Prepared in accordance with approved preliminary site evaluation
  • Requires Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council approval

Minor Plat
  • Preliminary site evaluation not required
  • Subdivision does not encompass more than four tracts or lots, which do not require extension of municipal utilities
  • Subdivided land does not alter utility installations, drainage, streets, or building setbacks
  • All lots front an existing street
  • Lots conform to other lots and maintain the same 
  • Requires approval of Town Staff

Recorded Plats
You may find records of plats online through Tarrant County.