Final Plat (FPS)

Final Plats are the final detailed drawings (to scale) of a tract of land that depicts the proposed division of the tract into lots or parcels, blocks, streets, or other areas. Final Plats include all pertinent engineering data necessary to locate every street, lot, block, and boundary line on the ground. Final Plats must conform with the approved Preliminary Plan of Subdivision and Detailed Site Plan, if applicable.


Subdivision and Development Review Committee (SDRC):  Final Plats are not reviewed at an SDRC meeting unless there is an associated variation request. Final Plats without variation requests may be referred to the SDRC at the discretion of the Subdivision Section Supervisor or at the request of the applicant.

Decision-Making Body: Final plats for minor subdivisions and plats filed optionally or those exempt from the filing of a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision are decided by the Planning Director. Final plats for major subdivisions and those with accompanying variation requests are decided by the Planning Board at regularly scheduled meetings but advertised public hearings and preapplication notices are not required.

Fees:  $750 per plat

Public Notice Requirement:  No requirement for minor final plats. Mailings are required 10 days prior to the Planning Board hearing to the address included on the application for major final plats. 

Estimated Review Time:  Plats are reviewed by staff for accuracy and completeness prior to being accepted. Under the new Subdivision Regulations, accepted final plats are reviewed within 45 calendar days.

Application Instructions

The new Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations go into effect on April 1, 2022. For a period of two years (until March 31, 2024), Applicants have the option to submit under the requirements of either the new or prior Ordinance. [Note: Review under the prior Ordinance requires a Pre-Application Conference and Statement of Justification to explain why the applicant has not chosen to develop under the provisions of the new Ordinance.

Any application accepted prior to the effective date of the new Ordinance will be reviewed and decided in accordance with the provisions of the prior Ordinance. See Transitional Provisions Quick Reference for more information. 

Find application materials below separated per the applicable Ordinance.

Contact Us

Development Review Division

PRIMARY PHONE: 301-952-3530

SECONDARY PHONE: 301-952-4366

FAX: 301-952-3749