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Texas Plats and Subdivisions: The Law, The Process and Current Hot Topics

Gain a better understanding of the Texas plats and subdivision regulations and processes.

Texas cities and counties routinely require developers and landowners to prepare plats and get them approved and recorded, before dividing-up or developing land. The plat and subdivision process can be confusing, time-consuming and expensive. This topic will first map-out the regulatory framework for plats and then focus on the plat process, with practical tips on doing "due diligence," preparing plat filings, getting approvals and dealing with special problems like unaccepted "paper" streets and old residential restrictions. This topic will also cover current "hot" platting topics, including ETJ regulations, vested rights, taking-by-flooding cases, development agreements and exactions (paying costs of infrastructure).

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

The Regulatory Framework for Platting

  • City and County Platting/Planning Statutes; Approval Authorities
  • Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) and Allowable Regulations
  • Relationship of Platting to Other Regulations, e.g., Zoning, Building Codes, Tree Regs., Covenants

The Platting Process

  • Types of Plats, Platting Steps, "Shot Clocks," etc.
  • Platting "Due Diligence;" Finding the Rules, Preparing Plat "Packages"
  • Special Problems: Unaccepted Streets; Residential Restrictions, etc.

Current Hot Platting Topics

  • Building Regulations in ETJ Areas
  • Platting and Vested Rights
  • Flood-Taking Cases and Drainage Regulations
  • Development Agreements and Enforceability Issues
  • Paying for Infrastructure; Exactions

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This course was last revised on July 25, 2016.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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James L. Dougherty, Jr.

James L. Dougherty Jr. Attorney at Law

  • Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas
  • Practice emphasizes municipal law, land use and utilities
  • Has presented many papers and presentations on land-use topics
  • Co-wrote Texas Municipal Zoning Law, 3rd Ed. (http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/us/)
  • Member, Texas City Attorneys Association and International Municipal Law Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Texas School of Law; A.B. degree, Princeton University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or phone 713-880-8808
Robert Kness

Robert Kness

Windrose Land Services

  • Chief operating officer and principal, Windrose Land Services, Houston, Texas
  • Has practiced commercial, residential, and industrial land surveying for 17 years
  • Handled hundreds of complex surveying and platting projects in Texas
  • Expert in subdivision platting process
  • B.A. degree, University of Houston; Registered Professional Land Surveyor
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or phone 713-458-2281
Reid C. Wilson

Reid C. Wilson

Wilson Cribbs & Goren, P.C.

  • Chairrman, Wilson Cribbs & Goren PC, Houston, Texas
  • Practice emphasizes real estate, land use and lending
  • Has presented many papers and presentations on land-use topics
  • Author, Texas Subdivision Platting Law, appendix to Texas Municipal Zoning Law, (http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/us/)
  • Member, College of the State Bar, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Urban Land Institute
  • J.D. degree, University of Texas School of Law; BBA degree, University of Texas
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or phone 713-547-8504
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Product ID: 397350
Published 2016
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