No owner, agent or person having control of any land within the City, or within the unincorporated area lying within three miles of the corporate limits of the City and not within or closer to the corporate limits of any other incorporated community, shall subdivide or lay out such land in lots unless by a plat in accordance with the regulations contained herein.  No plat shall be recorded and no lot shall be sold from such plat unless and until approved as herein required.
(1980 Code 152.05)