Planning a Subdivision


Subdivisions are divisions of a parcel of land into two or more lots and are subject to the Subdivision Review process by the Planning Department. You must first determine if your project is considered an exception plat, minor subdivision plat, or major subdivision plat.

Exception Plat
If your project falls under any of the following four criteria, subdivision review is not required. Submit your exception plat to the Planning Department for signature prior to taking it to the Register of Deeds to be recorded. A signature block for the City of Kannapolis should be placed on the plat that reads “No review required” with a signature line for the Planning Director.

 

1. Combination or recombination of portions of previously subdivided and recorded lots where the total number of lots is not increased and the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the municipality as shown in its subdivision regulations.
2. The division of land into parcels greater than 10 acres each where no street right-of-way dedication is involved.
3. The public acquisition by purchase of strips of land for the widening or opening of streets.
4. The division of a tract in single ownership whose entire area is no greater than two acres into not more than three lots, where no street right-of-way dedication is involved and where the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the municipality, as shown in its subdivision regulations.

 

Minor Subdivision Plat
A minor subdivision is defined as a subdivision involving no new public street right-of-way dedications (except widening of existing, platted street rights-of-way). For minor subdivisions, contact the Planning Department at 704.920.4350 to set up a pre-application meeting, and then submit the minor subdivision plat application.

 

Major Subdivision Plat
All land subdivisions that are not exempted by state statute or previously described under the minor subdivision procedures shall be processed as a major subdivision. For major subdivisions, contact the Planning Department at 704.920.4350 to set up a pre-application meeting, and then submit a preliminary plat application.