§ 156.040  GENERAL.
   (A)   Whenever any subdivision of land is proposed, before any contract is made for the sale of any part of the land, the owner of the land or his or her agent shall apply for and secure the approval of the Planning Commission and the City Council of such proposed subdivision. The proposed subdivision may be processed as a standard subdivision or as a lot-split subdivision as follows:
      (1)   Standard subdivision:
         (a)   Sketch plat;
         (b)   Preliminary plat (and construction plans for improvements);
         (c)   Final plat:
         (d)   Building permit.  Building permits may be issued by the Community Development Director only after the preliminary plat has been approved by the Planning Commission and City Council;
         (e)   Occupancy permit.  Certificate of occupancy may be issued by the Community Development Director only after the structure(s) comply with the requirements of the International Residential Code and/or the International Building Code and a preliminary plat has been approved by the Planning Commission and City Council;
      (2)   Lot-split (as required).
   (B)   Upon initial receipt of a subdivision proposal, the Community Development Director shall determine if the proposal shall be classified as a standard subdivision or a lot-split. If a subdivision is determined to be a lot-split, the Community Development Director shall determine what information, drawings and procedure will be necessary for the submission of the lot-split to the Planning Commission in accordance with these regulations and the policies of the Planning Commission. The Community Development Director, shall consider in each case the nature of a proposed lot-split and the relationship of the proposal to surrounding land uses, topography, property shape, property size, adjacent ownership, public access and public facilities in order to determine the extent to which the platting process must be followed. The above determinations of the Community Development Director may be reviewed and revised by the Planning Commission, and then the City Council upon request of the subdivider.
(Ord. 1573, passed 11-13-07; Am. Ord. 1671, passed 11-14-11)