Pueblo County Code - Title 16 - Final Plat Requirements

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16.32.010 Submission.

     The final plat shall be submitted at an official meeting of the Board by the subdivider or his or her authorized representative.

16.32.020 Conformance with preliminary plan.

The number of paper copies, as well as electronic submittal requirements for application submittal documents, shall be determined by the Director of the Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development.  The Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development's formal application form shall specify the number of paper copies and electronic submittal requirements for application submittal documents.

     A. A final plat may be submitted in sections covering representative and reasonable portions of the subdivision tract. In such cases submission shall include a map, indicating the sections designated for the entire tract, and each sheet numbered accordingly and include title legend, matchlines, and other appropriate information.

     B. The final plat submission shall conform in all major respects to the preliminary plan as previously reviewed and approved by the Commission and shall incorporate all modifications required in its review. The Commission, however, may approve a final plat which has been modified to reflect improvements in design or changes which have occurred in its natural surroundings and environment since the time of the preliminary plan review and approval.
     C. Parcels not contiguous shall not be included in one plat, nor shall more than one plat be made on the same sheet. Contiguous parcels owned by different parties may be embraced in one plat, provided that all owners join in the dedication and acknowledgment.

16.32.030 Revision of a final plat.

     If a plat is revised, a copy of the old plat shall be provided for comparison purposes.

16.32.040 Final plat information.

     The final plat shall show the following at the scale of one inch equals one hundred feet (1" = 100'):
     A. All lands within the boundaries of the plat shall be accounted for either as lots, walkways, streets, alleys or excepted parcels.
     B. The bearings, distances and curve data of all perimeter boundary lines shall be indicated outside the boundary line, not inside with the lot dimensions. When the plat is bounded by an irregular shore line or a body of water, the bearings and distances of a closing meander traverse should be given and a notation made that the plat includes all land to the water’s edge or otherwise.
     C. On curved boundaries and all curves on the plat, sufficient data shall be given to enable the re-establishment of the curves on the ground. This curve data shall include the following for circular curves:
     1. Radius of curve;
     2. Central angle;
     3. Tangent;
     4. Arc length;
     5. Notation of non-tangent curves.
     D. Lengths shall be shown to hundredths of a foot, and angles and bearings shall be shown to seconds of arc.
     E. All dimensions of irregularly shaped lots shall be indicated in each lot.
     F. Bearings and lengths shall be given for all lot lines except that bearings and lengths need not be given for interior lot lines where the bearings and lengths are the same as those of both end lot lines.
     G. All easements shall be designated as such and bearings and dimensions given.
     H. All blocks, and all lots within each block, shall be consecutively numbered.
     I. Excepted parcels shall be marked "Not included in this subdivision" or "Not included in this plat," as appropriate, and the boundary completely indicated by bearings and distances.
     J. All streets, walkways and alleys shall be designated as such and streets shall be named; bearings and dimensions must be given.
     K. The information on the plat shall also include:
     1. Name of subdivision, astronomic north arrow, basis of bearings, and date;
     2. Name and address of owner or owners of record. The name and address of owner(s) of subsurface mineral interests and the name and address of the lessee(s) of any such subsurface mineral interest, if any, shall be included, as of the date of the recording of the final plat;
     3. Total acreage of subdivision, acreage of each lot to the nearest one thousandth of an acre, and the total number of lots;
     4. The number of acres, to the nearest one-half (1/2) acre, and the percent of total area of the subdivision in streets and each other type of use proposed for the subdivision;
     5. Township, range, principal meridian section (and quarter section(s) if portion of a section), block and lot number, and subdivision name;
     6. Graphic scale.
     L. Monumentation.
     1. All subdivision boundary monuments, block corners and lot corners shall be established pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes, 38-51-105. In addition, the following monuments shall be required:
     a. All monuments that mark the boundaries of the property, both found and set, and all control monuments that were used in conducting the survey shall be clearly shown and described. Survey monuments for external boundaries of all platted subdivisions shall be set not more than 1,400 feet apart along any straight boundary line, at all angle points, at the beginning, end, and all points of change of direction or change of radius of any curved boundaries defined by circular arcs, at the beginning and end of any spiral curve, and at all public land corners.
     b. Permanent internal subdivision survey monuments shall be established at all road centerline intersections, the center of radius for cul-de-sacs, the road centerline PC's and PT's of curves, or the PI's of curves, and at the end of the centerline for dead-end streets. GPS coordinates shall be clearly shown for each internal subdivision survey monument in NAD83 State Plan Colorado South (US Feet) North American Datum of 1992 coordinates. The center point of the permanent marker must be horizontally accurate to within not more than 0.02 feet.
     c. Proper monuments shall be set at section, quarter, or sixteenth corners, if applicable, and proper records filed in accordance with Section 38-53-014, C.R.S. The physical monument marking the locations shall conform to the Physical Standards of Monumentation set forth by the most recent revisions to the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure and Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.
         i. Monument Boxes. All such monuments referred to in (1)(b) of this subsection shall be placed within a monument box whenever the driving surface is asphalt, concrete or other pavement. Boxes shall comply with Colorado Department of Highways' requirements for roadway installation of Type 1A, 2A, or 3A monuments. The monument, monument box, and installation shall be included in the subdivision improvements agreement or other guarantee of improvements.
     2. Any monuments set or found, including control corners, shall be clearly described on the plat. The description shall include size, material, and any markings, which appear thereon, including the Professional Land Surveyor's registration number if so marked.
     3. At least one permanent benchmark will be established in all new or replatted subdivisions in Pueblo County. The benchmarks will be domed brass cap firmly affixed to a permanent structure, such as a concrete bridge headwall or wingwall. concrete irrigation structures or other sizeable concrete masses. The cap may also be set in a solid rock formation or in the ground in a six (6) inch diameter, thirty-six (36) inch deep concrete monument, provided that the cap is not to be set in sidewalks curbs, driveways, street, utility poles or trees. Each benchmark will be located with at least two (2) horizontal ties shown on the plat refer to Chapter 16.68 of Title 16. GPS coordinates will be clearly shown for benchmark survey monuments as NAD83 State Plan Colorado South (US Feet), North American Datum of 1992 coordinates, and must be horizontally accurate to within not more than 0.02 feet. The elevation datum of the benchmark will be surveyed to within not more than 0.02 feet (GRS 1980 spheroid), and elevation for each monument will be clearly shown and described.
     M. Global Positioning System (refer to Chapter 16.68).

16.32.050 Drawing requirements.

     The final plat drawing shall comply with the following standards:
     A. The plat shall be prepared and certification made as to its accuracy by a registered land surveyor licensed to do such work according to the State of Colorado. A workmanlike execution of the plat shall be made in every detail. A poorly drawn or illegible plat is sufficient cause for its rejection.
     B. The plat shall be delineated in drawing ink, at a scale of 1" = 100' , on waterproof tracing cloth or mylar, in the following size:
     Twenty-four (24) inches high by thirty-six (36) inches wide.
     C. The surveyor making a plat shall certify on the plat that it conforms to these regulations and to all applicable State laws and that the monuments described in it have been placed as described. He or she shall affix his or her name and seal.

16.32.060 Supporting documents.

The number of paper copies, as well as electronic submittal requirements for application submittal documents, shall be determined by the Director of the Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development.  The Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development's formal application form shall specify the number of paper copies and electronic submittal requirements for application submittal documents.

The following documents shall be submitted with the final plat drawing and be considered a part of the final plat submission.

     A. An application form for review of a final plat, and all supporting documents;

     B. Provide a digital file of the project in .DWG format, positioned correctly in Modified State Plan grid coordinates, with all bearings relative to the State Plan grid Basis of Bearing;
     C. Drawing showing layout, profile, and detail design of the following:
     1. All utilities, easements, plus statements from utility companies (water, sewer, electric, gas, telephone, etc.) as applicable, that service will be provided to the development,
     2. Plan, profile and typical cross section drawings of roads, bridges, culverts, and other drainage structures. The drawings shall comply with the requirements of the Pueblo County Roadway Design and Construction Standards,
     3. Grading and drainage plan. The proposed grading plan shall be indicated by solid line contours superimposed on dashed line contours of existing topography for the area of the final plat. Such contours shall be at two (2) foot intervals for predominant ground slopes within the tract over five (5) percent grade. In case of predominantly level topography throughout a subdivision, one (1) foot contour intervals may be required,
     4. Erosion control plan, when required for preliminary plan review (Section 16.28.020(H)) or required as a result of such review;
     D. A guarantee of public improvements (see Section 16.54);
     E. A title insurance commitment or a title policy issued by a title insurance company, or any attorney’s title opinion, certified to a date not more than thirty (30) days prior to the submittal of the final plat to the Department of Planning and Development, showing the names of the owner(s) of the land and all other persons who have an interest in, or an encumbrance on, the property described on the final plat. Upon request of the Planning Commission, the subdivider shall cause to be joined on the final plat those parties necessary to give unencumbered fee simple title to all public rights-of-way dedicated therein. As an alternative, such other parties who have an interest in the property may subordinate their interest to the dedication of public rights-of-way by a written and acknowledged agreement.
     Where dedication of land for school or park sites is required, a partial release of interest shall be obtained from all lienholders and said releases shall accompany any deed to the School District or the Board.
     Where a portion of an existing easement is contiguous to a proposed easement or right-of-way of a new subdivision, proof of the dedication of the existing easement or right-of-way acceptable to the Board must be submitted;
     F. Where the subdivider is to dedicate land for schools, roads, parks or other public purposes, a letter of intent is required from the Board stating that the Board will accept the lands to be dedicated subject to applicable improvement standards and agreements by the appropriate public agencies;
    G. When a new street will intersect with a State highway, a copy of the State highway permit shall be submitted;
    H. Copies of deed restriction, including those required by the Board, to govern the future use of each lot and any common land with regard to the future construction of water or sewer systems, resubdivision and other potential changes which might significantly alter the subdivision as approved by the Board with regard to the criteria and standards of these regulations;
    I. Monument record for required benchmark;
    J. The drawings, described in Subsection C of this Section shall be prepared by either a registered professional engineer or registered land surveyor, as required by the laws of the State of Colorado, who is licensed to do such work in the State of Colorado;
    K. The County Treasurer’s certification that all prior years' taxes have been paid be submitted a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to consideration by the Board of County Commissioners (refer to Section 16.20.080);
    L. Closure sheets reflecting mathematical closure, relative error of closure, and area for the subdivision boundary and each lot.