Section 6.600 - Final Plat Requirements

The final plat will be prepared by a registered surveyor and must be drawn to scale not smaller than 100 feet equal 1 inch, and must contain the following information:

1. The exact boundary of the tract of land being subdivided, showing clearly the disposition of all portions of the tract.

2. The lines and names of all streets, alley lines, lot lines, lot and block numbers, front build-to line and side and rear yard dimensions for each lot, easements, reservations, and areas dedicated to public purposes with notes stating their purposes. In addition, on-site LCID landfills must be shown on the final plat and on deed(s) for affected lot(s). Also, the plat for all lots subject to flooding shall include a statement as follows: "This lot is subject to flooding during heavy rainfall and the construction of buildings or structures below the flood protection elevation of __________________ is prohibited," as further described by Section 7.200 of this ordinance. Plats for multiple lots may include the flood protection elevations in tabular form.

In areas where the floodway regulations are applicable, the following statement shall be inscribed on the plat:

“Any construction or use within the areas delineated by floodway fringe district boundary line and floodway district encroachment line is subject to the restrictions imposed by Floodway Regulations."


For subdivisions within which open space is required, a designation on the plat denoting the area of preservation and the limitations on its use and a reference to the recorded documents by which irrevocable preservation of open space shall be assured. A copy of such documents shall also be provided to the Planning Department.

Any amendment to a previously approved final plat must note in writing on the amended plat the nature and extent of the changes and the deed or plat book and page number where previously recorded.

3. Sufficient data to determine readily and reproduce accurately on the ground the location, bearing, and length of every street and alley line, lot line, building line, easements required hereunder or of record in Mecklenburg County or ascertainable by physical inspection of the property, and boundary lines of reserved or dedicated areas. All linear dimensions shall be in feet and hundredths thereof. The maximum allowable error of linear closure shall not be in excess of 1: 10,000. In closed traverses the sum of the measured angles shall vary with the theoretical sum by a difference not greater than an average of 7.5 seconds per angle, or the sum of the total shall not differ from the theoretical sum by more than 90 seconds, whichever is smaller.

4. Sufficient data to determine readily and reproduce accurately on the ground the location and extent of rural and/or urban open space to be preserved, the method of preservation, and any limits on use. In addition, the subdivider shall provide to the Huntersville Planning Staff a copy of any covenants and restrictions governing disposition and use of preserved open space.

5. "As built" drawings and plans of all water system, sewer system, and storm drainage system facilities. Such plans should show all easements and rights-of-way to demonstrate that the facilities are properly placed. These drawings need not be placed on the final plat but must be submitted at the time of request for final plat approval or release of any surety for required improvements, whichever comes later.

6. “As built” cross-sections of each town street type used in the development. Such cross-sections should show improvements in the public rights-of-way and in any easement associated with the detail of the street. Features to be shown will usually include: travel lanes, parking lanes (if any), curb and gutter (or ditch), planting strip, sidewalk, utility allocation. These drawings need not be placed on the final plat, but must be submitted at the time of request for final plat approval or release of any surety for required improvements, whichever comes later.

7. For projects in the Mountain Island Lake or Lake Norman Watershed Overlay Districts, the calculated built-upon area permitted for each building lot, taking into account permanently preserved open space.

8. The name of the township in which the subdivision is located, the name of the subdivision, the zoning district, the name of the owner, the name, registration number and seal of the registered surveyor under whose supervision the plat was prepared, the date of the plat and north point, with indication of whether the north point is true, magnetic, or grid, and a small vicinity map showing the location of the subdivision with respect to adjacent streets and properties.

9. Control corners and permanent markers with adequate and sufficient description to enable a surveyor to locate such control corners or markers shall be shown on the plat. One or more corners shall be designated as control corners, and shall establish two or more street center lines or offset lines within or on the street right-of-way lines to be permanently monumented at intersecting center line or offset lines, points of curvature or such other control points, which monuments shall also be designated as control corners. In addition to the above, control corners must be established along the rear property lines of lots with a minimum of two (2) per block located along a common line. Coordinates must be computed from North Carolina Plane Rectangular Coordinate System and the City of Charlotte Primary Control System monuments, as extended therefrom, provided such a control monument is within two thousand (2,000) feet of the subdivision. Design and material of the concrete monument must be in accordance with the standard detail contained in the Land Development Standards Manual. The corners of all lots and parcels must be marked with iron pins driven flush with the ground. The iron pins must be placed where lot boundaries intersect railroad and public street rights-of-way.

10. The following signed certificates (lettered or stamped) shall appear on each copy of the final plat submitted by the subdivider:

(a) Certificate of Ownership and Dedication:
I hereby certify that I am the owner of the property shown and described hereon and that I hereby adopt this plan of subdivision with my free consent, and dedicate all streets, alleys, walks, parks, and other sites and easements to public or private use as noted. Furthermore, I dedicate all sewer lines and all water lines to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department, if applicable.
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Date Owner(s)
Final written approval by the Planning Director or staff under his direction must be entered on the plat for recording. Changes or amendments to an approved final plat which already bears the written approval prior to recording the plat constitutes a violation of this ordinance. A copy of the sealed and recorded final plat must be delivered to the Huntersville Planning Department within 5 days of recording.


I hereby certify that I am the owner of the property shown and described hereon and that I hereby adopt this plan of subdivision with my free consent, and dedicate all streets, alleys, walks, parks, and other sites and easements to public or private use as noted. Furthermore, I dedicate all sewer lines and all water lines to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department, if applicable.

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Date Owner(s)

Final written approval by the Planning Director or staff under his direction must be entered on the plat for recording. Changes or amendments to an approved final plat which already bears the written approval prior to recording the plat constitutes a violation of this ordinance. A copy of the sealed and recorded final plat must be delivered to the Huntersville Planning Department within 5 days of recording.


11. The exact boundary of all water quality best management practices shall be shown on final plats prepared by a registered surveyor. Final plats shall contain the following statement: "This lot contains a water quality feature that must be maintained in accordance with the recorded Maintenance Covenant as specified in Section 8.17.21(a) of the Huntersville Zoning Ordinance.

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