HOW DOES PLATTING AFFECT MY WASTEWATER

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HOW DOES PLATTING
AFFECT MY WASTEWATER
PERMIT APPROVAL?
A PRESENTATION BY EMIL HADDAD, R.P.L.S.
E.I.C. SURVEYING COMPANY
SUBDIVISION PLATS

Subdivision
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A subdivision plat shows how land will be subdivided.

The plat/replat must reflect adequate streets and right-of-way for the project.
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The plat/replat must abide by all development rules established by Chapter 42.

Undeveloped land must be platted before development or subdivision of the
land occurs.
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A plat must be prepared by a licensed surveyor, land planner and/or engineer
and a licensed surveyor must sign the plat.
WHEN TO PLAT
UNPLATTED
PROPERTY
MOST COMMON PLATTING EXCEPTIONS

Property being divided between family members: 3rd Degree of
consanguinity or affinity (Harris County Regulations, Sec. 4.04 #2)
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10 Acre Rule: (Texas Local Government Code Chapter 232.0015
(f)(1) & Harris County Regulations, Sec. 4.04 #3)

5 Acre Rule: Prior to September 1999 (Texas Local Government
Code Chapter 212.004 (a)

Dividing Commercial Reserves or Unrestricted Reserves (COH
Ordinance Chapter 42, Sec 21 (a)
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“Grandfathered” tracts of land: Prior to September 1989 (Texas
Local Government Code Chapter 232.0015)
PLAT CLASSES

CLASS 1: Seldom used. (Class 1 plats, amending plats, and
development plats.)
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CLASS 2: 1x submittal; only if no (public or private ) street or (utility)
easement are created. However, urban shared driveways
(“easements”) may be platted as a C2.

CLASS 3: Basic; 2x submittals; Requires preliminary and final plat
submissions. Required for PAE/PUE’s (streets) including suburban OR
urban “townhome” projects.
COMMON PHRASES USED
Single Family
Reserves
Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)
OTHER EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTIONS
HARRIS COUNTY
•
Baytown
•
Jersey Village
•
Katy
•
La Porte
•
Tomball
•
Waller
•
Deer Park
•
Pasadena
•
Pearland
•
Stafford
REPLAT
VS
AMENDING PLAT
SUBDIVISION REPLATS

A replat is simply a new division of a property that had been
previously platted.

Any new division to part or all of a recorded subdivision plat requires
a replat. (Discuss partial replat versus replat.)

Any platted reserve may be subdivided by metes and bounds
without a replat.

A replat can change land use; layout of lots or reserves, building
setback lines, name of plat, and/or easements; subject to all
current ordinances.

Recorded subdivision plats may be in the form of Harris County
Map Record (HCMR) or Harris County Deed Record (HCDR), with a
map.

A replat with public hearing and notice is required if property was
ever restricted to single family residential.
WHEN TO REPLAT PLATTED PROPERTY
AMENDING PLAT
An amending plat has two uses:
1. To correct an error.
2. To move or remove lot lines.
STREET NAMING STANDARDS

No duplicate names allowed.

Must name a direct extension the same name as the existing street.

Street name prefixes may be used to clarify the general location of
the street.

Street name endings must apply to the type of street it is.

Alphabetical and numerical street names must not be used to
name any new street.
ARE THESE DUPLICATE
STREET NAMES?
Red Apple Lane
Red Apple Drive
PAE & PAE/PUE

Permanent Access Easement – a privately maintained and owned
street easement not dedicated to the public.

Permanent Access Easement/Public Utility Easement – a privately
maintained and owned street easement not dedicated to the
public that also has a Public Utility Easement within an unpaved
portion of the easement.
SANITARY CONTROL EASEMENT
1.
PURPOSE – To protect the water supply of the well.
2.
Many RESTRICTIONS as to what can and can not happen within a
150-foot radius of the well.
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3.
RESTRICTIONS within a 50-foot radius of the well:

4.
i.e. - septic tank, sewage treatment drain fields, absorption beds, certain
underground storage tanks, sewage treatment plants, solid waste disposal
sites, landfill and dump sites, military facilities; industrial facilities, pesticide
storage facilities, and all other constructions or operations that could
pollute the groundwater sources of the well.
No tile or concrete sanitary sewers, sewer appurtenances, septic tanks,
storm sewers, cemeteries and/or livestock.
USE of easement – construction of homes or buildings upon Grantor’s
property, and farming and ranching operations, as long as all items in
Restriction Nos. 2 and 3 are recognized and followed.
MINIMUM LOT SIZES WHERE
AN OSSF MAY BE LOCATED

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY/WITH OSSF – ½ ACRE

PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY/WITH OSSF – 1 ACRE

4 OR FEWER 5 ACRE TRACTS BETWEEN FAMILY – EXEMPT FROM
SUBMITTING
FAQ
When can I get my wastewater permit
if a recorded plat is required? Or
submitted and in the process of being
recorded?
FAQ
When do I need a feasibility study
approval letter from a County
Wastewater with regards to platting?
FAQ
What are the Utility Service Plan
requirements pertaining to
Wastewater?
FAQ
Will a County issue permits to an
applicant prior to recording the plat?
FAQ
My Subdivision has a final CPC 101 form
and it is currently set for next week’s
Commissioners’ Court Agenda. Can a
development permit be issued?
FAQ
My Subdivision has a final CPC 101 form
and it is currently set for next week’s
Commissioners’ Court Agenda. Can a
septic permit be issued?
QUESTIONS FROM AUDIENCE
Emil Haddad, R.P.L.S.
Vice President
E.I.C. Surveying Company
12345 Jones Road Suite 270
Houston TX 77070
281-955-2772
[email protected]
www.eicsurveying.com

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