SUBDIVISION APPROVAL AUTHORITY
Final Plat (Towns)
WHEN: An applicant is creating a number of lots defined as a subdivision in the local and/or Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Subdivision Control Ordinance. See Appendix D of the Waukesha County Code of Ordinances, available online and in the office of the Waukesha County Clerk.
WHY: The local and/orWaukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Subdivision Control Ordinance requires the filing of a Final Plat in accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. Additional requirements for subdivision plats are contained in Article VIII - Chapter 14 of the Waukesha County Code of Ordinances, entitled Storm Water Management and Erosion Control.
WHO: The staff of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use - Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for subdivision review. See Staff Who Can Help.
HOW: A FINAL PLAT SUBMITTAL SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Applicant or Town submits six (6) copies of the Final Plat in accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, and local and/or Waukesha County Shoreland and Floodland Subdivision Control Ordinance. A completed Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use Planning and Zoning Division Subdivision Plat Submittal Form.
- Documentation of any Primary Environmental Corridors or wetland delineations and concurrence by the Department of Natural Resources or the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
- “Certification of Compliance” from the Land Resources Division, in accordance with the Waukesha County Storm Water Management and Erosion Control Ordinance.
- A completed Land Division Checklist.
- See Department of Parks and Land Use – Planning and Zoning Division Fee Schedule
VARIANCE OR APPEAL
- An appeal of a decision of the staff of the Planning and Zoning Division must be made to the Waukesha County Park & Planning Commission within thirty (30) days of the staff’s decision. Staff of the Planning and Zoning Division will assist you with the appeal process.
- In accordance with Section 236 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the County has sixty (60) days from date of submittal to take action on a Final Plat.
- The County, Town and any extra-territorial City or Village are approving authorities and cannot take formal action on a Final Plat until such time as there is a certification of no objections from all objecting agencies.
- The Final Plat must be recorded within six (6) months of the last approval and twenty-four months of the first approval.
- The applicant is responsible for submitting to the forwarding agency (Town or County) sufficient copies of the Plat [for all reviewing agencies and Review and Fee Forms for Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), the Waukesha County Department of Public Works, the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, Divisions of Land Resources and Environmental Health, and all utilities].
- Storm water “Certification of Compliance” ensures that the necessary maintenance agreements, drainage and access easements and other applicable platting issues meet County Code requirements. A final plat cannot be approved without this “certification”.