Chapter 17.52
FINAL PLATS

Sections:

17.52.010    Final plat preapplication.

17.52.020    Final plat application.

17.52.030    Action on final plat.

17.52.040    Final plat layout requirements.

17.52.050    Applicability.

17.52.010 Final plat preapplication.

A. Prior to final plat application, the following shall be submitted to the borough engineer and, if applicable, the city engineer:

1. One copy of the final plat;

2. Copy of borough letter issued at preliminary approval, setting forth conditions, if any;

3. Copy of driveway permit from the state of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for intersections of subdivision roads with state-maintained roads and/or copy of driveway permit from the FNSB public works department for intersection of subdivision roads with borough service area maintained roads;

4. Surety for subdivision improvements and/or survey monumentation (see Chapter 17.44 FNSBC) and for road warranties;

5. An inspection report prepared, signed and sealed from the developer’s registered professional summarizing the registered professional’s inspection findings for all required improvements and stating that to the best of the registered professional’s knowledge and belief all required improvements meet the specifications of this title and the requirements of preliminary plat approval;

6. A centerline profile of those areas where centerline grade exceeds six percent and where approach, intersection, and turnaround grades exceed two percent;

7. A typical roadway cross-section showing construction details and materials used;

8. As-built drawings of culverts, drainage, soil stabilization structures located in the subdivision, and any improvements within the right-of-way;

9. Copies of compaction tests verifying that all new/reconstructed roads meet required compaction standards. A minimum of three compaction tests are required; additional tests are required for every 500 feet of roadway beyond a length of 1,500 feet;

10. When required by the FNSB engineer, provide copies of a material test report for each type of material used in the base and surface course of the road to validate conformance to the standards required by this chapter.

B. After submittal of the applicable items above, the borough engineer or, if applicable, the city engineer shall review them and issue to the applicant a letter accepting the required improvements or a letter setting forth any deficiencies. (Ord. 2011-61 § 3, 2012; Ord. 2005-33 § 5, 2006; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.020.)

17.52.020 Final plat application.

When all conditions of the platting board’s approval of the preliminary plat have been met, and (except in the case of an authorized phased-filing or extension of time) no more than 24 months after approval of the preliminary plat, the application for final approval shall be submitted to the platting officer on a form provided for that purpose and shall include the following:

A. Copies of the final plat;

B. Such supporting documentation as may be required by the platting officer to establish that the applicant has met all conditions imposed upon approval of the preliminary plat;

C. Letter of acceptance of required improvements from the borough or city engineer;

D. Signed and notarized covenants, if applicable;

E. Copy of error of closure of the subdivision boundary;

F. Power of attorney or corporate resolution, if applicable;

G. Current report issued by a title company;

H. Notarized signatures of all parties with a secured interest in the property to be subdivided or dedicated. Upon submittal of documentation to the platting officer that a secured interest party did not respond to the subdivider’s request for authorization, the platting officer will make one additional attempt to secure a response by certified mail, return receipt requested. If no response is received within 30 days of the returned receipt, it will be deemed that the secured party has no objection;

I. Copy of the borough letter issued at preliminary approval setting forth conditions, if any;

J. Final plat fee;

K. If the final plat is not submitted for approval within 24 months of the date of preliminary approval, such approval shall be void. (Ord. 2005-33 § 6, 2006; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.030.)

17.52.030 Action on final plat.

A. Upon the submittal of an application for final plat approval, the platting officer shall review the application, plat, and supporting documents for compliance with this title and with any conditions imposed by the board upon approval of the preliminary plat.

B. Within five working days after submittal of an application, the platting officer shall do one of the following:

1. Accept the application for review and action;

2. If the application is incomplete, return it to the applicant with a written list of deficiencies to be satisfied for acceptance.

C. After acceptance of the completed application, the platting officer shall act upon the final plat application by either approving or rejecting it.

D. When the plat is approved, the applicant shall submit a final plat for recording in a format that meets the requirements of the district recorder’s office.

E. After approval by the platting officer, the final plat shall be recorded within five working days.

F. Upon request by either the platting officer or applicant, a final plat shall be scheduled for hearing by the platting board. (Ord. 2016-07 § 5, 2016; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.040.)

17.52.040 Final plat layout requirements.

A. The final plat shall conform substantially to the preliminary layout approved by the platting board.

B. A final plat shall conform to the following requirements:

1. Plats shall be clearly legible.

2. All signatures shall be in black, nonsmearing, opaque ink.

3. The plat shall be at a scale of one inch equals 200 feet or larger.

4. The plat shall be a sheet size of 18 inches by 24 inches, 24 inches by 36 inches, or 30 inches by 42 inches with a minimum of a one-half-inch border along all edges.

5. When multiple sheets are required, each must be numbered, be the same size, and show clearly labeled match lines. Match lines shall follow street centerlines or be otherwise located to avoid cutting lots or blocks in two.

6. The plats shall show all existing and established monuments and courses and distances necessary to restake any portion of the plat.

7. The allowable error of closure shall not exceed one foot in 10,000 feet within city boundaries and one foot in 5,000 feet in all remaining areas of the borough.

C. The final plat shall be an accurate drawing based upon a survey.

D. The final plat shall show the following:

1. The boundary of the subdivided area showing clearly what stakes, monuments, or other evidence were found or established on the ground to determine the boundary of the subdivision.

2. Bearing and distance to all monuments used to locate the subdivision boundary.

3. The basis of bearing and its source shall be shown.

4. All monuments found shall be indicated. If the monuments were reset by ties, that fact shall be stated.

5. Within the subdivision, show the following:

a. Centerlines of all streets:

i. Lengths of tangents,

ii. Curve radius of all curves,

iii. Central angles of all curves,

iv. Arc lengths of all curves;

b. Total width of each street being dedicated;

c. Width of any existing dedications;

d. Width of portions of streets each side of the centerline;

e. Width of the following rights-of-way:

i. Railroads,

ii. Patent reserves,

iii. Section line easements,

iv. Public utility easements,

v. Trails and other special purpose dedications or easements,

vi. Any other easements existing or dedicated by the plat;

f. All lot lines should, if possible, be radial to a curve. If not, they shall be called “not radial”;

g. Dimensions shall be in feet and hundredths of a foot;

h. Bearings shall be shown to the nearest five seconds.

6. The width of any existing dedication which provides access to the subdivision.

7. The width, bearing, and other data necessary to delineate all easements to which lots are subject.

a. Easements shall be denoted by broken lines;

b. If an easement is not parallel to and adjoining the lot lines, distances and bearings on the side lines of the lots which are cut by the easements shall be shown so as to indicate clearly the actual length of the lot line from the lot corners to the easement.

8. All lots and blocks shall be numbered in a simple, consecutive, easy-to-follow manner.

9. Sufficient data shall be shown on lot and block boundaries to determine readily the length and bearing of each line.

10. No ditto marks shall be used.

11. The name of adjoining subdivisions and numbers of adjoining lots as well as adjoining easements and roads.

12. North arrow.

13. Three-inch bar scale.

14. Title block arranged in the lower right hand corner which shall include the following:

a. Date;

b. Subdivision name;

c. Surveyor’s name;

d. Draftsperson’s initials;

e. Checker’s initials;

f. Legal description;

g. Name of record owner.

15. The area of each lot in square footage to the nearest 10 square feet or acres to three decimal places.

16. A vicinity map arranged in a corner of the plat at a scale no smaller than one inch equals one mile, showing major street systems, section lines, and north arrow.

17. A legend with appropriate symbols indicating pertinent information.

18. Flood Zone of property. If the property lies within Flood Zone A or AE, a note shall be included on the final plat, stating that “This property has been determined, in whole or in part, to be located within Flood Zone A or AE, a flood hazard area as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. All development shall be required to comply with federal regulations and FNSBC Title 15.”

a. Platting board shall require that benchmarks be placed within the subdivision as primary monuments and be stamped and noted on the plat with the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) elevation determined to National Geodetic Survey third order vertical standards. The monumentation shall be placed so that no lot within Flood Zone A or AE is more than 1,000 feet from a benchmark.

b. Base flood elevation (BFE) determined by a method approved by the floodplain administrator, or as published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, shall be noted prominently on the final plat.

19. Borough file number under which the application was approved.

E. The platting officer shall designate the certificates required for each plat.

1. Required certificates shall be printed on the plat in the form shown below. They may be amended if circumstances or ownership warrant and shall be signed by the required parties.

2. The appropriate certificate must be signed by all vested owners.

a. Other parties with a secured interest in the property to be subdivided or dedicated must sign and notarize.

b. A standard form provided by the platting officer may be signed and notarized, authorizing such subdivision or dedication in place of signing the certificate on the plat.

c. Upon submittal of documentation to the platting officer that a secured interest party did not respond to the subdivider’s request for authorization, the platting officer will make one additional attempt to secure a response by certified mail, return receipt requested. If no response is received within 30 days of the returned receipt, it will be deemed that the secured party has no objection.

d. Official seals of the attesting officers and of the land surveyor who prepared the plat shall be placed on the final plat.

3. Certificate of Ownership, Dedication and Compliance. Any signature appearing on the certificate shall be notarized by a notary public or other equivalent officer authorized to take oaths within the jurisdiction in which the certificate is signed. The notary’s acknowledgment shall be the form prescribed by law. The following statement shall appear on each plat, and the signatures thereto shall be notarized:

CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP, DEDICATION AND COMPLIANCE

I (We) hereby certify that I am (we are) owner(s) of the herein specified property shown and described hereon and that I (we) hereby adopt this plan of subdivision with my (our) free consent and dedicate all streets, alleys, walks, parks, and other designated public spaces to public use.

I (We) further certify that all required improvements comply with the standards established in FNSBC Title 17, Subdivisions.

[Appropriate Signatures]

4. Certificate of Registered Land Surveyor. The following certificate shall be printed on the plat and properly signed by the surveyor making the survey:

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR

I, _______, a professional land surveyor registered in the state of Alaska, do hereby certify this plat to be a true and correct representation of lands actually surveyed by me or under my direct supervision, according to the standards of FNSBC Title 17, Subdivisions, and the distances and bearings are shown correctly and that all monuments required have been set.

__________________

Registration No. ____

5. If monumentation has not been completed but is secured by surety, the certificate shall be modified to read as follows:

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR

I, _________, a professional land surveyor registered in the state of Alaska, do hereby certify this plat to be a true and correct representation of lands actually surveyed by me or under my direct supervision, according to the standards of FNSBC Title 17, Subdivisions, and that the distances and bearings are shown correctly and that the placement of all monuments and lot corners is secured by agreement and surety and will be set as specified in said agreement. All monuments will be set by  (date)  _________________.

Registration No.____

6. Certificate of Approval by the Platting Authority. The following shall be printed on the final plat, to be signed by the platting officer:

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL BY THE PLATTING AUTHORITY

I hereby certify that this subdivision plat has been found to comply with the regulations of Chapter 17.52 FNSBC, Final Plats of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Code of Ordinances, and that said plat has been approved.

Platting Seal

7. Certificate of Vacation. In the case of a vacation of publicly dedicated land, the following certificate shall be printed on the plat and signed by the platting officer of the Fairbanks North Star Borough:

CERTIFICATE OF VACATION

I hereby certify that the vacation shown herein has been found to comply with the requirements of state law and FNSBC Title 17, Subdivisions, and that said vacation has been duly approved.

Dated this ________ day of ________, 20___, at Fairbanks, Alaska.

_________________

Platting Officer

Fairbanks North Star Borough

8. Certificate of Payment of Taxes. For the purpose of this title, no final plat, replat, quick plat, or waiver shall be granted as to any property upon which any tax, including penalties and interest thereon levied by the Fairbanks North Star Borough, is delinquent. The following certificate shall be printed on the plat and signed by the borough tax collector prior to the submittal of reproducible copies to the platting officer:

CERTIFICATE OF PAYMENT OF TAXES

I, the undersigned, being duly appointed and qualified tax collector for the Fairbanks North Star Borough, do hereby certify that, according to the records of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the following described property is carried on the tax records in the name of:

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

and that, according to the records in my possession, all taxes levied against said land and in favor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough are paid in full.

Dated this _______ day of _______, 20___, at Fairbanks, Alaska.

_________________

Treasury Division Official

Fairbanks North Star Borough

9. Protective Covenants. The plat shall contain a statement referring to covenants governing the subdivision, if any, as follows:

This subdivision is subject to protective covenants recorded ______________, 20___, at the Fairbanks Recording District in Book ______, Page ______.

(Ord. 2016-40 § 71, 2016; Ord. 2016-07 §§ 6 – 10, 2016; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.60.050.)

17.52.050 Applicability.

Any application to subdivide any number of lots that have been approved by the relevant platting authority when created or were exempt from platting authority approval when created shall not be subject to the design and public improvement requirements of this title; provided, that all the following criteria are met:

A. The proposed subdivision does not result in an increase in the number of lots.

B. The proposed subdivision does not create a new violation of the design and public improvement requirements of this title.

C. The proposed subdivision does not increase the nonconformity of any lot under this or any other FNSBC title. (Ord. 2015-44 § 2, 2015. 2004 Code § 17.60.055.)