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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

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Subdivision Plats
Preparing a Subdivision Plat
Any time a property owner in Bristol, Virginia, intends to divide land, a licensed surveyor in the Commonwealth of Virginia must prepare a subdivision plat. A plat is also required if a property owner is moving a lot line or combining several lots into one lot.

Any plat that increases the number of lots must be considered by the Planning Commission and approved by City Council. Plats that do not increase the number of lots are reviewed and approved in-house.


Preliminary Subdivision Plats
All preliminary plats must be received at least 45 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting.

A plat review fee must be paid when the plat is submitted. When platting 3 Lots or less, the fee is $50.00, plus $3.00 per lot.  When platting 4 Lots or more, the fee is $150.00, plus $3.00 per lot.   


Final Subdivision Plats

All final plats must be received at least 15 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting.

A plat review fee must be paid when the plat is submitted. When platting 3 Lots or less, the fee is $50.00, plus $3.00 per lot.  When platting 4 Lots or more, the fee is $150.00, plus $3.00 per lot.  


Subdivision Plat Checklists
Although no application form is required for subdivision plats, the checklists offered below will be of assistance to the design professional as well as the property owner or developer. Staff members use these checklists to ascertain that plats conform to the code requirements.


For More Information
If you have any questions, please call the Community Development and Planning Office at (276) 645-7470 and staff will be glad to assist you.