Subdivision Plats & Abstracts

What is a Plat?

A Plat or Plat Map is a drawing or plan on which a subdivider's plan of a subdivision. The subdivider submits the Plat for review and approval before recording in final form. A plat shows the property boundary lines, easements, streets, and common areas. There are different plats, such as Preliminary Plats, Amending Plats, Replats, Final Plats, and Minor Subdivision Plats.

Reference Article 12 "Platting"(PDF, 1MB)  of the Unified Development Code.

How to View Approved Plats

You can view Plats by visiting the city's interactive maps and selecting the subdivisions layer. If you are seeking property ownership information, please contact the county appraisal district.

Application Process

Step 1.Schedule Pre-Application Meeting

A Pre-Application Meeting is an informational meeting with city staff to help applicants prepare a development application for submission to the Planning Division and identify any significant issues the proposed project may encounter after submission.

The Planning Division will not accept an application without first having a Pre-Application Meeting with the applicant.

City staff holds pre-application meetings via Microsoft Teams every Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Each meeting lasts 30 minutes.

Step 2.Check the Development Schedule

Development review follows the Development Calendar(PDF, 70KB) . This calendar lists the application submission deadline and the Development Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council date for each development cycle. 

Step 3.Apply

You must apply online for a Plat through the Customer Self-Service portal. First-time users will need a valid email address to set up an account, which takes five minutes.

The portal includes applications for a Preliminary Plat, Final Plat, Amending Plat, Minor Subdivision Plat, Replat, Residential Replat, and Plat Extension.

Questions? You are welcome to call the Planning Division at 972-237-8255 or visit in person for help submitting your online application.

What Happens Next?

The Development Review Committee will review the application submission and provide comments before the Planning and Zoning Commission considers the Plat.

View the City of Grand Prairie Development Guide(PDF, 735KB)  for more information.

Requirements

Application Submittal Requirements

*Upload these documents during the online application process through the Customer Self-Service portal.

View the City of Grand Prairie Development Guide(PDF, 735KB)  for more information.

Fees

The Fee Schedule in Article 22 of the Unified Development Code(PDF, 356KB)  lists the Plat fee.

You can also use the Customer Self-Service Fee Estimator tool to view fees.

Once you apply for the Plat, the Planning staff will verify that your application is complete and send you an invoice for the application fee.