Minor Plats, Replats, Vacating Plat and Amending Plats

Anyone interested in replatting a lot to add unplatted land, to replat an existing lot into 2 or more lots, to replat 2 or more lots into 1 (or more) lots, to vacate or remove lots in an existing plat, or to amend an existing plat, is encouraged to meet with the Development Services Director to discuss your plans.

Apply

If your plans meet the City's requirements, you will need to submit completed preliminary replat and final replat, vacating plat or amending plat applications accompanied by all required documentation in the checklist - all documents available on the applications page, and the filing fee.  Contact our Senior Planner for filing fees.   The preliminary replat and final replat, vacating plat or amending plat must be prepared by a registered surveyor or professional engineer. No preliminary replat and final replat, vacating plat or amending plat will be approved by the City Council unless it conforms to the City's standards and comprehensive development plan, and all required documents are provided.

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Preliminary Plats and some Replats and Final Plats require Public Notices in both the Horseshoe Bay Beacon and The Highlander newspapers at least 30 days and again at 16 days before the scheduled City Council meeting.  Mailed notice to property owners within 500 feet is also required at least 30 days before the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting or City Council meeting and again at 16 days prior to the meetings.  All Public Notices must be approved by the Development Services Director prior to being published or mailed.

Applications and Checklists

While brief descriptions of the types of plats is provided, official descriptions are detailed in the City of Horseshoe Bay Subdivision Regulations.

Minor Plats

A Minor Plat is a Replat that merges 4 or less lots on a street with infrastructure in place (For a full explanation of Minor Plats, see Division 6 of City of Horseshoe Bay Subdivision Regulations).

Replats

A Replat is required to alter or create new lot lines, or alter any other aspects of a recorded plat (For a full explanation, see Division 6 of City of Horseshoe Bay Subdivision Regulations).

Vacating Plats

Plats may be vacated in a subdivision where no lots have been sold, or if all the owners of all sold lots within said subdivision apply simultaneously. (For a full explanation, see Division 7 of City of Horseshoe Bay Subdivision Regulations).

Amending Plats

An Amending Plat may be applied for if an error or omission in a previously recorded plat meets certain criteria (For full details, see Division 7 of City of Horseshoe Bay Subdivision Regulations).

Review

Development Services will review the preliminary replat and final replat, vacating plat or amending plat and make a recommendation to the Planning Commission and City Council which will consider the preliminary replat and final replat, vacating plat or amending plat at their regular meeting.  

After final approval of plats requiring City Council approval, Development Services will obtain the Mayor’s, City Secretary’s and Development Services Director’s signatures. The applicant’s surveyor is then able to record the replat, vacating plat or amending plat in the appropriate County Clerk’s office.