One of the most important steps in creating a plat is getting the required signatures. If done incorrectly, this step in the process can derail the timely creation of a plat. In this article, we are going to discuss what you need to know about plat signatures.
Getting the Correct Signatures
After a plat is finalized, it’s time to collect the necessary signatures and notarizations. Here is a list of the parties that will potentially need to sign the plat (depending on what jurisdiction you’re in):
- All landowners involved in the plat (whether individuals or corporate entities. If there are two married landowners, both spouses will need to sign.
- The board of the city council.
- The city attorney.
- The county surveyor.
- The surveyor creating the plat.
- The county auditor or treasurer.
- The county recorder or registrar of deeds.
This is a list of the parties that may potentially need to sign. It is by no means exhaustive and the particular requirements will vary based on the specifics of the plat in question.
Differences Between Jurisdictions
It’s important to remember that there are some differences between jurisdictions when it comes to plats. Make sure to check for the requirements in your jurisdiction before creating a plat and submitting it for approval.
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