Chapter 17.20
PLAT REQUIREMENTS – GENERAL

Sections:

17.20.010    Plat requirements.

17.20.010 Plat requirements.

The survey image for which the following data is to be shown shall extend beyond the boundaries of actual property being platted such distance as will adequately relate the plat to its surroundings; such as adjacent rights-of-way, adjoining lots, survey boundaries, etc. Lot consolidations are subject to plat requirements listed in subsection (g) of this section.

(a)    Form.

(1)    The final plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn in India ink on a reproducible Mylar sheet or sheets. The size of the map may not be less than 12 inches by 18 inches nor shall it exceed 24 inches by 36 inches. All sheets shall be the same size.

(2)    The map of a subdivision containing four lots or less shall be drawn at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet. All other subdivisions shall be drawn at a scale of not less than one inch equals 100 feet unless otherwise required by the board.

(3)    A copy of the final plat shall be retained by and become the property of the borough and may be reproduced and copies thereof sold.

(b)    Identification Data.

(1)    A title block (see illustration below) shall be located in the lower right hand corner of each sheet of the final plat and the title block shall contain the following information:

a.    Name of subdivision or project (including the section number for an increment in a phased subdivision);

b.    Names of lots and tracts to be created;

c.    Date of plat preparation;

d.    Names and addresses of all owners of property within the subdivision, or government agency submitting the application, and the name and address of the surveyor preparing the plat;

e.    Lot, block, and survey number of the area to be subdivided; and

f.    Ketchikan Recording District.

SUBDIVISION NAME

CREATING LOTS #, #, AND #

A SUBDIVISION OF [PROPERTY DESCRIPTION]

KETCHIKAN RECORDING DISTRICT

Surveyed by:

Surveyed for:

Name

Name

Address

Address

Date of Survey:

Date of Plat:

Drawn by:

Scale:

File No.

(2)    There shall be notes on the plat giving the following information:

a.    Total acreage of the subdivision;

b.    Number of lots, tracts or parcels of ground to be created;

c.    List of the names of the lots in the following format:

Lots created by this plat:

Lot [#], [Title of Subdivision or Replat]

Lot [#], [Title of Subdivision or Replat]

(3)    A north arrow and the scale of the drawing shall be shown on the plat.

(4)    A vicinity map, no less than four inches by four inches in size, shall be located in the upper right corner of the first sheet of the final plat, drawn at a scale of no greater than one inch equals one mile, showing the proposed subdivision in relation to existing physical features, landmarks and section lines. The vicinity map shall show the township, range and section number where the proposed subdivision is located.

(c)    Survey Data.

(1)    Boundaries of the tract shall be fully balanced and closed to an accuracy of at least third order, showing all bearings and distances, determined by an accurate survey in the field, all dimensions expressed in feet and decimals thereof.

(2)    Monuments.

a.    Generally. The plat shall indicate that all exterior corners of the subdivision are permanently monumented with a metal cap set in concrete in the ground or affixed to an iron rod not less than five-eighths inch in diameter or an iron pipe not less than one inch in diameter, driven to refusal or a minimum penetration of 30 inches in solid ground. The plat shall indicate that all lot corners have been monumented with an iron rod not less than five-eighths inch in diameter which has been permanently identified with the surveyor’s license number, driven to refusal or a minimum penetration of 30 inches in solid ground.

b.    Rights-of-Way. The plat shall indicate that subdivision control monuments, aliquot part section corner monuments and government survey control monuments disturbed, destroyed or lost as a result of the proposed project have been remonumented. The plat shall show that the centerline has been monumented at the centerline of intersecting streets, at all points of curvature and at all points of tangency, and all affected subdivision control and lot corners are referenced to the centerline monuments, making it possible to reestablish any subdivision corners within the construction limits. The plat shall clearly show the relationship between adjoining property lines and the centerline monuments of the right-of-way.

(3)    The final plat shall show the bearings and distances of all lot lines, boundary lines, easement lines, right-of-way lines, centerlines of existing and proposed easements and existing and proposed rights-of-way. The plat shall show the lengths, tangents and dimensions of areas dedicated to public streets, rights-of-way, easements, and other public reservations and the width of all easements, rights-of-way, and streets each way from the centerline. The basis of bearings shall be shown with a tie (bearing and distance) to a monument shown on the plat. All dimensions and distances shall be expressed in feet and decimals thereof to the nearest one hundredth of a foot. Easement boundaries shall be shown by broken lines.

(4)    Location and description of all physical encroachments upon the boundaries of the tract.

(d)    Descriptive Data.

(1)    Names, right-of-way lines, courses, lengths, and widths of all public or private streets, alleys, crosswalks and utility easements; radii, points of tangency and central angles of all curvilinear streets and alleys; radii of all rounded street line intersections; and designation of whether such streets or other matters are to be private or dedicated to the public.

(2)    All drainageways designated as such and dedicated to the public.

(3)    All utility and public service easements including water, sewer, power, telephone and drainage showing any limitations of easements and whether dedicated to the public.

(4)    Location and all dimensions of all lots.

(5)    All lots shall be numbered consecutively throughout the plat; exceptions for tracts and private parks shall be so designated and dimensioned and identified by letter or number.

(6)    Location, dimensions, bearings, radii, arcs and central angles of all sites to be dedicated to the public and such designation specified.

(7)    Location and names of adjacent subdivisions.

(8)    Copies of any deed or other restrictions or covenants pertaining to the use of land to be imposed upon the land shown on the plat, or any part thereof, shall be typewritten and attached to the plat and to each copy thereof other than homeowners association, neighborhood agreements, or the like.

(9)    If the subdivision borders a lake, perpetual stream or tidewater, the distances and bearings on a meander line established not more than 20 feet back from the ordinary high water mark of the lake, perpetual stream or tideland shall be shown. If the area between the high water line and the property is dedicated to public use, reasonable public access to the lake, perpetual stream or tidewater must be provided and shown.

(10)    The water elevation of adjoining lakes or streams as of the date of the survey of the area for plat purposes, and the approximate high water elevation of such lakes or streams shall be shown.

(11)    Plats, deeds, record of survey drawings, and record of monument documents referenced in preparing the plat shall be noted on the final plat by recordation number.

(12)    Boundaries and Flood Elevation Data. All subdivisions of land located within the areas designated as special flood hazard areas or other flood areas on the flood insurance rate map (FIRM) shall depict the exterior boundaries of such land located within such classifications on the preliminary plat, and shall also depict the base flood elevations derived from the flood insurance rate map. Subdivisions of 50 or more lots, or occupying an area of five or more acres, shall develop and depict base flood elevation data if such information is not available from the official flood insurance rate map.

(13)    The location dimensions and use of all property proposed for reservations.

(e)    Dedication and Acknowledgment.

(1)    The subdivider shall comply with all state and local laws and ordinances concerning dedication of all streets, alleys, crosswalks, open spaces, drainageways, easements and rights-of-way for public purposes. Certificates of ownership and consents to the preparation and recording of the final plat and to the dedications and subdivision shall be obtained as provided in subsection (f) of this section, and such land dedicated shall be deemed to be dedicated free and clear of any such interests, liens or claims. The right to install utilities in the street rights-of-way or easements shall be reserved for public utilities.

(2)    A dedication and acknowledgment thereof shall be shown on the face of the plat of any subdivision containing any dedication to the public.

(3)    Upon recordation of the final plat, all streets, alleys, thoroughfares, parks and other public areas, easements, or rights-of-way shown on the plat shall be, and are deemed to have been, dedicated to public use. Any such areas not dedicated to public use must be clearly marked as not dedicated on the face of the plat.

(f)    Certificates. Before the final map may be recorded, the following certificates must be obtained and affixed:

(1)    Certification by a registered land surveyor making the plat that it is correct and accurate and that the monuments described in it have been located as described.

(2)    Certificate of approval by the borough engineer, or the city engineer if the property is within, or is to be annexed to, the city of Ketchikan.

(3)    Certificate of approval by the borough assessor.

(4)    Certificate of approval by the borough finance director and a statement that all taxes are current, in the following format:

CERTIFICATE OF PAYMENT OF TAXES

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, all local property taxes assessed against the property described hereon are paid in full ________; or that current taxes for the year _____ will be due on or before ________; or _________are exempt.

_______________________________

 

_____________

Finance Director

 

Date

Ketchikan Gateway Borough

 

 

(5)    Certificate of approval for major plats by the planning commission serving as the platting authority in the following format and signed by the chairperson:

CERTIFICATION OF APPROVAL BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION

I hereby certify that the subdivision plat shown hereon has been found to comply with the subdivision regulations of the Borough Planning Commission, and that said plat has been approved by the board by Plat Resolution No. _________ dated _________, and that the plat shown hereon has been approved for recording in the Office of the District Recorder, First Judicial District, Ketchikan, Alaska.

__________

 

__________________________

Date

 

Planning Commission Chair

(6)    Certificate of approval of the designated borough planning official for major plats.

a.    Certificate of approval for minor plats by the planning official serving as the platting authority in the following format:

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL

I hereby certify that the subdivision shown hereon has been found to comply with the Subdivision Regulations of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, and that the plat shown hereon has been approved for recording in the Office of the District Recorder, First Judicial District, Ketchikan, Alaska.

__________

 

__________________________

Date

 

Platting Official

(7)    Certificates of ownership and consents to subdivision, and to the preparation and recording of the final plat, and to any dedications shown thereon, signed by all parties having any interest of record in the real property to be platted including, but not limited to, fee owners, spouses, mortgagees, sellers and buyers under a contract of purchase, trustees and beneficiaries under a deed of trust, rights-of-way and easements, except that signatures of parties owning or claiming the following types of interests may, at the option of the planning commission serving as the platting authority, be omitted:

a.    State, borough or municipal tax liens; special assessments, beneficial interest under trust deeds, trust interest under bond indentures, mechanics liens;

b.    Rights-of-way, easements or other interests that cannot ripen into fee;

c.    Rights-of-way, easements or reversions which by reason of changed conditions, long disuse or laches appear to be no longer of practical use or value and signatures are impossible or impracticable to obtain. A statement of the circumstances preventing the procurement of the signatures shall be stated on the final plat;

d.    Interests in or rights to minerals including, but not limited to, oil, gas, or other hydrocarbon substances, if the ownership of such interests or rights does not include a right of entry on the surface of the land;

e.    Interests of the United States or State of Alaska reserved by such entities in the original patent of such real property by such entities.

(8)    Certificates of ownership shall be shown on the plat with a notary acknowledgement for each signer in the following form*:

Owner Certificate

I (we) hereby certify that I am (we are) (company name is) the owner(s) of the property shown and described hereon. I (we) hereby dedicate to the public all easements for public utilities, streets, alleys, thoroughfares, parks, and other public areas shown hereon and I (we) hereby approve this survey and plat with my (our) free consent to be prepared and recorded in the Office of the District Recorders, First Judicial District, Ketchikan, Alaska.

______________________________________________________

[Name and Title]

 

Date

______________________________________________________

[Name and Title]

 

Date

Notary Acknowledgement

State of _______________________

Judicial District ______________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this

_________ day of ________________ 20__

By: ________________________________

  (name of signer, printed by notary)

___________________________________

Notary Public in and for the State of Alaska.

My commission expires: _______________

*This form may be modified for lienholder certificates and certificates of consent by parties from whom consent is required who have an interest other than ownership in the property to be subdivided or altered by a plat.

(g)    The lot consolidation image shall be attached to a form approved by the planning commission, which shall include the following data:

(1)    The lot consolidation shall be clearly and legibly depicted on a reproducible sheet of paper. The size of the map may not be less than 11 inches by 8.5 inches nor shall it exceed 11 inches by 17 inches. All other sheets shall be on letter size paper.

(2)    Applicable certificates of approval as required by subsection (f) of this section.

(3)    Lot consolidations are exempt from all other requirements in this section. [Ord. No. 1951, §3, 8-2-21; Ord. No. 1824, §2, 3-20-17; Ord. No. 1785, §1, 2-1-16.]