If the property being platted is five (5) acres or less in size, five (5) lots or less, and does not create any new public or private streets, then it can be reviewed through the Hearing Examiner process. The Hearing Examiner process takes approximately 10-15 days to complete and the filing and recording fees are $150.00 for residential reviews and $550.00 for commercial reviews.
The Director of the Department of Planning, Zoning and Codes acts as the Hearing Examiner for the Planning Commission. The review process is the same as the Planning Commission, however, the approval time is shorter.
The Planning Commission must ratify all actions of the Hearing Examiner. Any action of the Hearing Examiner can be appealed to the Planning Commission.
For a Hearing Examiner Application, please click here.
For a Hearing Examiner Variance Application, please click here.