Subdivision Guide for Cities

Informational Memo

Published: October 21, 2019

Subdivision Guide for Cities
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See accompanying model document below.

This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn the framework of municipal subdivision regulation, a basic building block in city land use and development plans. Find guidance on subdivision ordinance drafting, adoption, administration and enforcement. Includes discussion of development agreements, platting, 60-day rule and 120-day rule plus shoreland management. It addresses city costs, interim ordinances (moratoriums), variances, and park dedication.

Use this model document with the discussion in the “Subdivision Guide for Cities”: