Subdivision Guide for Cities

Information Memo

Published: November 2, 2021

Subdivision Guide for Cities
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See accompanying model document below.

This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research 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”: