§ 156.003  PURPOSES, AUTHORITY AND JURISDICTION.
   (A)   Under the authority of Tex. Revised Civil Statutes Article 974a, which article is hereby made a part of these regulations, the Planning Commission of the city does hereby adopt the following regulations to hereafter control the subdivision of land within the corporate limits of the city and in the unincorporated areas lying , within the extra territorial jurisdiction of the city limits of the city in order to provide for the orderly development of the areas and to secure adequate provisions for traffic, light, air, recreation, transportation, water, drainage, sewage and other facilities.
   (B)   As used herein, the term SUBDIVISION shall mean the division of a tract or parcel of land into two or more lots for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building or development, and shall include subdivision. RESUBDIVISION shall mean any change in the division of any existing subdivision or any change in lot size therein, or the relocation of any street lines.
   (C)   Any owner of land located inside of or within one mile of the corporate limits of the city wishing to subdivide the land shall submit to the Planning Commission a plan of subdivision which shall conform to the minimum requirements set forth in these regulations.
   (D)   No subdivision plat shall be filed or recorded and no lot in a subdivision inside of or within one mile of the corporate limits of the city shall be improved or sold, until the plat shall have been considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved by the City Commission. The city shall have the authority to prohibit the installation of public utilities in unapproved subdivisions and to prohibit the issuance of building permits for structures on lots in an unapproved subdivision.
   (E)   The requirements of this section do not apply to amending a plat of property if such is done in accordance with Tex. Local Government Code § 212.016.  For any such request to amend a plat of property within Port Isabel that is made to the city in accordance with § 212.016, the provisions of Tex. Local Government Code § 212.0065 are hereby adopted and the City Manager or their designee is hereby delegated the authority and ability to approve amendment of a plat of property as described in § 212.016.
(Ord. 459, passed 12-17-1985; Ord. 459-C, passed 4-13-2015)  Penalty, see § 156.999