Change an approved plat

Are you interested in dividing your land? If so, Town approval is required. Click here for the development review process if you are seeking to divide your land into four or more parcels or if you need to create a new road to access each parcel. Please follow the steps below for any land division involving three or less parcels with existing access to each. 

Minor Plat Change

Minor changes to a plat may be approved by Town staff. They include the following:

  • Unintentional clerical errors made during the creation of the plat.
  • Adjustments to utility easements or building pads
  • Property line modifications with agreement from all owners
  • Relocating driveways
  • Adjustments to floodplain and erosion hazard boundaries 

All other changes are Major Plat Changes.

Step 1.Review the requirements for plat changes

  • Review the parameters for minor plat change by reviewing Section 22.9.F.8 of the Zoning Code.

Step 2.Submit a pre-application packet (optional)

  • The purpose of this meeting is to introduce your project to town staff
  • During the meeting, staff will provide preliminary comments regarding process and code compliance
  • Download and fill-out a pre-application form here(PDF, 2MB).
  • Submit the application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov
  • Applications received by Wednesday at 5 PM will be scheduled for consideration the following Thursday. Applications received after the deadline will be scheduled for consideration 2 Thursday's from the date received.

Step 3.Submit a formal application

  • Submit a formal application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov with all required contents from the Plat Change Guide(PDF, 952KB).
  • You may also submit in person or by regular mail
  • Fees can be paid by cash, check or card
  • Submission will not be reviewed until all fees are paid

Step 4.Staff review 

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance 
  • Staff comments will be provided within 15 working days of a complete submittal

Step 5.Submit a revised application

  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted
  • Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed 

Step 6.Approval

  • Staff will issue an approval once all comments have been addressed and the request is code compliant.
  • Approved documents will be available for pick-up from the Community and Economic Development Department

Step 7.Recording

  • Subsequent to staff approval, it is the applicant's responsibility to get the approved documents recorded with the Pima County Recorder's Office and annotated with Pima County Addressing.
  • Upon completion, a PDF copy of the recorded documents must be provided to the Town to complete your project.

 

Major Plat Change

Any changes not considered minor must be approved by Town Council. These include:

  • Material changes to the terms or conditions of the approved plat
  • Changes to open space designations
  • Changes to the approved design, for instance street configuration, subdivision boundaries, etc. 

Step 1.Review the requirements for plat changes

  • Review the parameters for a  major plat change by reviewing Section 22.9.F.8 of the Zoning Code.

Step 2.Submit a pre-application packet

  • The purpose of this meeting is to introduce your project to town staff
  • During the meeting, staff will provide preliminary comments regarding process and code compliance
  • Download and fill-out a pre-application form here(PDF, 2MB).

Step 3.Submit a formal application

  • Submit a formal application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov with all required contents from the Plat Change Guide(PDF, 952KB).
  • You may also submit in person or by regular mail
  • Fees can be paid by cash, check or card
  • Submission will not be reviewed until all fees are paid

Step 4.Staff review 

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance 
  • Staff comments will be provided within 20 working days of a complete submittal

Step 5.Submit a revised application

  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted
  • Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed 

Step 6.Town Council Approval

  • Once all staff comments have been addressed, the proposed plat change will be scheduled for Town Council consideration.

Step 7.Recording

  • Subsequent to Town Council approval, it is the applicant's responsibility to get the approved documents recorded with the Pima County Recorder's Office and annotated with Pima County Addressing.
  • Upon completion, a PDF copy of the recorded documents must be provided to the Town to complete your project.