Land Division

When:
A landowner wants to split land into smaller plot(s) or combine lots for purposes of development or sale.

Why:
To insure that all impacts of development are considered, that proper urban services are available and the integrity of exclusive agricultural land is maintained, as well as to insure the orderly development of the Village. 

How:
Please speak with Planning/Zoning staff (849-5712) before proceeding with any plat or certified survey.  Planning/Zoning staff may suggest additional pre-submittal discussion with other Village Departments.

Land Division Application

For CSM's (Certified Survey Maps)
  • 10 full size copies of proposed plat prepared by a professional engineer or registered land surveyor plus a PDF copy
  • Review Fee
  • Other information as may be required per Ordinance Sec. 86-138

For Preliminary Plats
  • 10 full size copies of proposed plat prepared by a professional engineer or registered land surveyor plus a PDF copy
  • 1 copy of proposed plat reduced to 11" X 17"
  • Review Fee
  • Other information as may be required per Ordinance Sec. 86-136

For Final Plat
  • 10 full size copies of proposed plat prepared by a professional engineer or registered land surveyor plus a PDF copy
  • 1 copy of proposed plat reduced to 11" X 17"
  • Review Fee
  • Other information as may be required per Ordinance Sec. 86-137

Planning/Zoning staff submits copies of CSM, preliminary plat and/or final plat to various Village Departments for review and comment.  Staff prepares a report and makes recommendations to the Planning COmmission.  The Commission reviews the land division proposal and staff comments, and makes a recommendation, often with conditions, to the Village Board.

The Village Board makes the final determination to approve or deny a land division request.  In the case of a CSM, if the Village Board approves the proposal, the applicant shall pay final fees and record the CSM at the Dane County Register of Deeds within 90 days of approval. 

In the case of a preliminary plat approval, the applicant may proceed by preparing and submitting the final plat, taking into consideration those conditions which may have been attached to the preliminary plat approval.  The final plat must be submitted within 6 months of the preliminary plat approval.

If the final plat conforms substantially to the preliminary plat as approved, including any conditions of approval and with applicable Village plans and ordinances, the final plat shall be entitled to approval. 

During the review period for the final plat, the Village's legal staff will begin work on the development contract, which requires approval by the Village Board and signed by the Village and applicant prior to recording the final plat.

Once all approvals have been received and documents signed, the applicant shall record the final plat with the Dane County Registers of Deeds (266-4141).  State Statute requires that the final plat shall be recorded within 30 days of approval.

*Note to applicants: Please see land division ordinance for specific requirements of certified survey maps, preliminary plats, and final plats.  Applicants are responsible for all legal and engineering costs incurred by the Village and may be required to find special studies or to submit specific plan and engineering data may be required by the Village. 

Questions:
Please contact the Planning/Zoning Department at 849-5712 for questions and clarification on the process.