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Plat and Subdivision Law in Wyoming

Learn to navigate through complex subdivision procedures – and prevent costly mistakes. Even in the current tight economy, you can be successful – and even prosper – in subdividing real property. Take advantage of this timely opportunity to boost your income by learning about the complex subdivision process under Wyoming law. Discover how the subdivision process interacts with other land use processes. Take the guesswork out of complying with statutory requirements. Purchase these reference materials and get critical updates and practical pointers on avoiding the legal pitfalls inherent in the subdivision process. Benefits for You •Comply with various legal requirements for subdivision plats and site plans •Get practical tips from relevant case law dealing with platting and subdivision •Learn ways to handle title issues related to subdivisions •Learn the latest GIS and digital submission requirements Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe subdivisions in cities and towns. •You will be able to discuss survey and platting related to subdivisions. •You will be able to explain declarant and the adoption of CC&Rs for a subdivision. •You will be able to review title issues related to subdivisions.
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Agenda

Subdivisions in Cities and Towns – The Details
— Roy R. Holm
  • The Process
    • Conceptual Plan
    • Preliminary Plat
    • Final Plat
  • Typical Required Items
    • Drainage Plan and Report
    • Utility Plan, Includes DEQ Permit
    • Access
    • Water Rights
    • Covenants
  • Planned Unit Development
  • Unique Situations
Survey and Platting Related to Subdivisions
— Paul Blough
  • Subdivision Plats vs. Other Types of Plats
    • Regulated by State Statute
    • Further Regulated by County Development Standards and Regulations
  • When Is a Subdivision Required?
    • Statutes Addressing Subdivisions: Article 3, W.S. 185301 185317
    • Definition of a Subdivision: Article 3, W.S. 185302
  • When Is a Subdivision Not Required When Land Divisions Are Created?
    • Exemptions From Requirement
  • Types of Subdivision Allowed by Wyoming Statutes
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Simple
    • Large Acreage
  • Components of a Completed Subdivision Plat
  • Recent and Upcoming Legislation
    • State
    • County Regulations
  • Accompanying Legal and Supporting Documents Commonly Required
  • Common Problems Found With Subdivision Plats
Declarant and the Adoption of CC&Rs for a Subdivision
— Erika M. Nash
  • How CC&Rs Generally Work and Are Enforced
  • How the Declarant Transfers Its Rights to an HOA
  • How an HOA Is Formed
  • How an HOA Operates
Title Issues Related to Subdivisions
— P. Olen Snider, Jr
  • Platting Process Title Insurance Products
  • Policies Provide Only Very Limited Subdivision Coverage
  • Policies Insure Access
  • Streets, Alleys and Other Common Areas
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Plat Vacation Process
  • Plat Errors
  • Condominiums
  • Miscellaneous
Zoning for Subdivision Plats
— William P. Knight, Jr.
  • Wyoming Statutes
  • Subdivision Exemptions and Zoning
  • Other Common Issues With Subdivisions and Zoning
GIS Requirements
— Trish Chavis and Nancy Moody
  • Digital Submission Standards for Subdivisions
  • Importance of Submissions
  • Implementing Into Subdivision Regulations
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P. Olen Snider, Jr

P. Olen Snider, Jr – Moderator

Summit Title Services

  • Founder of Summit Title Services, a state-wide title insurance agent committed to excellence in service and professional attention to detail, where he served as its CEO and presently is its general counsel
  • Formerly a senior assistant attorney general for the state of Wyoming, representing the several state agencies, typically on matters of banking, consumer credit, commercial, financial and construction law
  • Represented private and quasi-public lenders in all aspects of complex private and public financing, in title and other real estate matters, and in regulatory compliance
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Wyoming College of Law where he served as managing editor for the University of Wyoming’s Land and Water Law Review; B.A. degree in political science, The Johns Hopkins University
Paul Blough

Paul Blough

Holm Blough and Company

  • Owner/survey manager of Holm Blough and Company, consulting engineers and land surveyors
  • Surveying in northwest Wyoming for almost 40 years
  • Registered professional land surveyor and holds professional licenses in Wyoming, Nevada and North Dakota
  • Extensive training and practice involving geodetic surveying while serving in Europe for the United States Army
  • Presented training seminars for: Legal Rendezvous for the “Greater Yellowstone Law Institute”, Wyoming Land Title Association, Park County Clerk’s Office, Park County Board of Realtors, and the Professional Land Surveyors of Wyoming
  • Past president of the Northwest Wyoming Chapter of the Professional Land Surveyors of Wyoming, received the Survey Project of the Year award from the Wyoming Engineering Society, received The Army Commendation Medal award for meritorious duty while performing survey functions for the United States Army
  • Active in the local and state levels in several organizations including the Professional Land Surveyors of Wyoming, where he has served as president, secretary and state director
  • Associate degree in forest technology, Penn State University
  • Can be contacted at 307-587-6281 or [email protected]
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Trish Chavis

Natrona County Attorney

  • Planner with Natrona County Development Department
  • Focuses in the areas of subdivisions, zoning and GIS
  • Executed the 2013 Subdivision Regulations for Natrona County
  • Can be contacted at 307-235-9435 or [email protected]
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Heather Duncan-Malone

Natrona County Attorney

Roy R. Holm

Roy R. Holm

Holm Blough and Company

  • Senior engineer and president of Holm Blough and Company
  • Civil engineer and land surveyor in project management including subdivisions and municipal infrastructure
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Wyoming Engineering Society, Professional Land Surveyors of Wyoming, American Council of Engineering Companies of Wyoming, and Cody Conservation District (supervisor) Wyoming
  • B.S. degree in civil engineering, University of Wyoming; licensed as a land surveyor; licensed as a professional civil engineer
  • Can be contacted at 307-587-6281 or [email protected]
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Nancy Moody

Natrona County GIS

  • GIS analyst with Natrona County GIS
  • Focuses in cadastral mapping with GIS
  • Secretary and member of Wyoming Geospatial Organization
  • B.A. degree, Bowling Green State University
  • Can be contacted at 307-235-9409 or [email protected]
Erika M. Nash

Erika M. Nash

Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP

  • Partner with Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP
  • Focuses in the areas of civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate, construction, employment and corporate litigation, as well as business law, banking/corporate law, real estate, family, labor and employment law
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Wyoming College of Law; B.A. degree in English, magna cum laude, University of Wyoming
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Product ID: 365826
Published 2014
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