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Subdivisions & Vacations of Public Ways

County Land Subdivision Regulations

Lancaster County Land Subdivision Disclaimer

The public information contained herein is furnished as a public service by the Lincoln City - Lancaster County Planning Department. This information may not reflect the most recent resolutions of the County Board and if the resolutions need to be legally relied upon, the most current version may be obtained at the office of the Lancaster County Clerk or the Lincoln Lancaster County Planning Department.

CHAPTER 1 TITLE AND PURPOSE

  • 1.01 Name and citation of resolution
  • 1.02 Purpose

CHAPTER 2 DEFINITIONS

  • Section 2.01 Definitions, generally
  • 2.02 Alley
  • 2.03 Board
  • 2.04 Commission
  • 2.05 Community Wastewater System
  • 2.06 Community Water System
  • 2.07 Comprehensive Plan
  • 2.08 Corner Lot
  • 2.09 County
  • 2.10 County Clerk
  • 2.11 County Engineer
  • 2.12 Cul-de-sac
  • 2.13 Double Frontage Lot
  • 2.14 Flood Insurance Study
  • 2.15 Flood Plain
  • 2.16 Floodprone Area
  • 2.17 Frontage
  • 2.18 Health Department
  • 2.19 Individual Wastewater System
  • 2.20 Individual Water Well System
  • 2.21 Lot
  • 2.22 Outlot
  • 2.23 Major Highway, Street or Road
  • 2.24 Planning Director
  • 2.25 Subdivision
  • 2.26 Temporary Dead-End Street or Road
  • 2.27 Temporary Turnaround

CHAPTER 3 PROCEDURE

  • Section 3.01 Subdivision, when required
  • 3.02 Administrative Subdivision
    1. No Roads Needed
    2. No more than four lots created
    3. Easements
    4. Installation of Improvements
    5. Information to be submitted
    6. In accordance with the Comprehensive Plan
    7. Complies with design standards, flood plain regulations, and minimum improvements
    8. Underground water analysis
    9. Individual water and wastewater system to comply with Health Department requirements
    10. No delinquent taxes or assessments due
    11. Ownership Certificates
    12. Survey requirements
    13. Review
    14. Fees
    15. File with Register of Deeds
  • 3.03 Filing Preliminary Plat
  • 3.04 Department Reports on Preliminary Plats
  • 3.06 Hearing by Commission
  • 3.08 Approval of Preliminary Plat
  • 3.09 Preliminary Plat Approval Limited
  • 3.10 Authority to Proceed with Final Plans and Installation of Improvements
  • 3.11 Installation of Improvement
  • 3.12 Filing Final Plat
  • 3.13 Department Reports on Final Plat
  • 3.14 Requisites for Final Plat Approval
  • 3.16 Final Plat Approval
  • 3.17 Final Plat filed with Register of Deeds
  • 3.18 Survey Errors
  • 3.19 Vacation of Plat (voiding)
  • 3.20 -
  • 3.21 Expiration of Application

CHAPTER 4 DESIGN STANDARDS

  • Section 4.01 Conformity to Comprehensive Plan
  • 4.02 Relation to adjoining Highway, Road and Street System
  • 4.03 Street, Road and Other Right-of-Way
  • 4.04 Easements
  • 4.05 Easements Along Streams
  • 4.06 Sidewalks
  • 4.07 Blocks
  • 4.08 Lots
    1. Lot arrangement
    2. Side lot lines
    3. Minimum width and area
    4. Width to depth ratio
    5. Minimum depth
    6. Corner lots
    7. Lots fronting major street
    8. Double frontage lots
    9. Lots front upon public street except in C.U.P.
    10. Residential lot arrangement
  • 4.09 Streets and Road names
  • 4.10 Maintenance responsibility of private common facilities
  • 4.11 Parks, School Sites, etc.
  • 4.12 Land Grading
  • 4.13 Drainage
  • 4.14 Street and Road Design

CHAPTER 5 MINIMUM IMPROVEMENTS

  • Section 5.01 Street and Road Improvements
  • 5.02 Sidewalks
  • 5.03 Water Supply
    1. Where public water supply is available
    2. Where public water supply is not available
    3. Operation and maintenance of community water system
  • 5.04 Wastewater disposal
    1. Where a public wastewater collection system is available
    2. Where a public wastewater collection system is not available
    3. Operation and maintenance of community wastewater system
  • 5.05 Drainage
  • 5.06 Land Preparation and Grading
  • 5.07 Temporary Turn-Around and Barricades
  • 5.08 Street Name and Traffic Control Signs
  • 5.09 Seeding and Erosion Control

CHAPTER 6 SUBDIVISION WITHIN FLOOD PLAIN

  • Section 6.01 No Platting or Subdivision Allowed Except
    1. Land found to be out of flood plain
    2. Flood-proof utilities
    3. Raise land above flood plain
    4. Land use restricted
    5. Street, road, and private roadway elevations
    6. Land borrow area

CHAPTER 7 FORM OF PRELIMINARY PLAT

  • Section 7.01 Information on Preliminary Plat
    1. Name of Subdivision
    2. North arrow, scale, etc.
    3. Contour lines
    4. Existing and proposed streets
    5. Existing property lines, section, and township lines
    6. Lot lines
    7. Lot and block numbers
    8. Areas for schools, parks, playgrounds, etc.
    9. Proposed method of wastewater treatment
    10. Proposed method of supplying water
    11. Location and size of existing wastewater collection and wastewater treatment facility
    12. Location of existing and proposed easements
    13. Existing and proposed sidewalks, etc.
    14. Location of existing structures
    15. Certified boundary survey
    16. Certificate for signature of Chairman of Planning Commission
  • 7.02 Information on or Accompanying Preliminary Plat
    1. Center line profiles of streets
    2. Drainage study
    3. Existing trees
    4. Vicinity map
    5. Criteria for centerline profiles and drainage studies
  • 7.03 Additional Required Information
    1. Interest the subdivider has in surrounding land
    2. Request for other action by County
    3. Name, telephone number and mailing address of subdivider and other persons
    4. All deviations
    5. Whether or not the subdivider intends to request County maintenance of roads
  • 7.04 Development within the flood plain
    1. Hydrological and grade information
    2. Type and extent of use
    3. Plans and information required by Chapter 6
    4. Limits of 100 Year Flood Plain
    5. Amount of fill material

CHAPTER 8 FORM OF FINAL PLAT

  • Section 8.01 Final Plat Requirements
  • 8.02 Form of Final Plat
    1. Size of sheets
    2. Method of presenting final plat land material
    3. Margin
    4. Scale
    5. Indexing
    6. Boundaries clearly shown
  • 8.03 Certificates, acknowledgment, etc. on Final Plat
  • 8.04 Data required on Final Plat
    1. Accurately and legibly drawn
      1. Survey and mathematical information
      2. All dimensions to 1/100 of a foot
      3. Lot, outlot, and block lines
      4. Lot, outlot, and block identity
      5. Areas to be dedicated or reserved for public use
      6. Easements
      7. Location and identification of section corners
      8. Number of acres
    2. The following information shall be shown on each sheet of the final plat:
      1. Name
      2. Scale
      3. North arrow
      4. Sheet number
      5. Name and number of Preliminary Plat
  • 8.05 Additional Information Required
    1. Statement from subdivider
      1. Indicating interest in surrounding land
      2. Other requests for action of the Board
      3. Name, telephone number, and mailing address of subdivider and others
    2. Street profiles
  • 8.06 Survey Requirements
    1. Accuracy
    2. Surveyor's responsibilities
      1. Permanent monument at periphery of subdivision
      2. Monuments on the centerline of the streets
      3. Permanent stakes at lot and block corners
    3. Length, size, and material used for the stakes

CHAPTER 9 GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • Section 9.01 Modification of Requirements
  • 9.02 Severability
  • 9.03 Coordinating subdivision and community unit plan
  • 9.04 Penalty

CHAPTER 10 FEES

  • Section 10.010 General Regulations
  • 10.015 Administrative Subdivision Fee
  • 10.020 Administrative Subdivision
  • 10.030 Preliminary Plat Fee
  • 10.040 Final Plat Fee
  • 10.050 Corrected Final Plat Fee
  • 10.060 Vacated Final Plat Fee
  • 10.070 Request to Amend the Conditions of An Approved Final Plat; Fee
  • 10.090 Changes in Text; Fee
  • 10.100 General Fees
  • 10.110 Waiver Fees
  • 10.120 Street Name Change Fee
  • 10.130 Postponement Fee