§ 22.03  WHERE REQUIRED.
   (a)   Where platting is required.
      (1)   Property line changes. Platting is required for any change to property lines or boundaries, by , combination or line adjustments.
         Exceptions: platting for is not required in the circumstances described below:
         (A)   Where, for residential uses, all the resulting or interests will be 20 acres or larger in size and at least 500 feet in width;
         (B)   Where, for commercial and industrial uses, all the resulting or interests will be five acres or larger in size and at least 300 feet in width;
         (C)   For the creation of cemetery plots; or
         (D)    required by court order.
      (2)   Permit issuance. Platting is required to obtain a footing and foundation permit or a building permit. Footing and foundation or building permits may not be granted upon land that is not described as a .
         Exceptions: platting is not required for permit issuance in the circumstances noted below:
         (A)   Single- and two-family residential dwelling additions that result in an increase of 50% or less in total floor area for living space or additions to other types of structures that result in an increase of 25% or less in total floor area;
         (B)   Single- and two-family residential dwelling additions that result in an increase in total floor area for living space of over 50%, provided:
            (i)   Sidewalk, bikeway, drainage and utility easements have been granted to the city; and
            (ii)   Rights-of-way of adjacent streets have been provided by deed to the widths designated on the city’s .
         (C)   Repair, maintenance and other improvements to existing buildings on , as described in city code § 15.09(c);
         (D)   The erection of, or additions to, garages and accessory buildings as defined in city code § 19.03; and
         (E)   Interior remodeling or improvements where no work is done that removes, relocates or adds an exterior wall of an existing building.
      (3)   Conveyance. Platting is required to convey land, pursuant to M.S. § 462.358, subd. 4b, as it may be amended from time to time. No conveyance of land to which these regulations are applicable may be filed or recorded if the land is described in the conveyance by metes and bounds, by reference to an unapproved registered land survey made after April 21, 1961 or by reference to an unapproved . Pursuant to M.S. § 462.358, subd. 4b, as it may be amended from time to time, the foregoing provision does not apply to conveyance if the land described:
         (A)   Was a separate of record on or prior to December 21, 1954;
         (B)   Was the subject of a written agreement to convey entered into prior to December 21, 1954;
         (C)   Was a separate of not less than two and one-half acres in area and 150 feet in width on January 1, 1966;
         (D)   Was a separate of land of no less than five acres in area and 300 feet in width on July 1, 1980;
         (E)   Is a single of commercial or industrial land of not less than five acres and having a width of not less than 300 feet and its conveyance does not result in the division of the into two or more , any one of which is less than five acres in area or 300 feet in width; or
         (F)   Is a single of residential or agricultural land no less than 20 acres and having a width of not less than 500 feet and its conveyance does not result in the division of the into two or more , any one of which is less than 20 acres in area or 500 feet in width.
      (4)   Right-of-way conveyance. Land conveyed to the city, the county, the state or railroads for right-of-way, or any residual land resulting from such conveyance, is not required to be platted.
      (5)    . Platting is not required for the combination of tax parcels, subject to § 22.11.1.
   (b)   Certification. When a claim for an exemption to platting as outlined in this section is presented to the city, the Director of Public Works shall make a determination if the platting regulations of this Chapter 22 apply to the particular division or combination of land or line adjustment. If the determination is that the platting requirements do not apply, the City Clerk shall within ten business days, for the purpose of documenting the exemption, certify that the platting regulations of this Chapter 22 of the city code do not apply to the particular division or combination of land or line adjustment.
(Ord. 2011-6, passed 2-28-2011; Ord. 2013-2, passed 2-25-2013; Ord. 2016-6, passed 4-18-2016)