Comprehensive Fee Schedule
Flow Chart
General Guidelines

CITY OF SEABROOK
PLANNING & ZONING

TO FILE PLAT

V.CHECKLISTS FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT - SUBDIVISION PLATTING

A subdivision is defined as the division on any lot or parcel of land by plat, map or description into two or more parts, lots or building sites for the purpose whether immediate or future of sale, rental or lease, or division of ownership.  It is further defined as any dedication or the laying out of new streets, public easement or other access ways.  This definition also includes the re-subdivision and re-platting of land for agricultural purposes in parcels of 5 acres or more, where no building construction is involved.

The subdivider is required to install at his own expense all water lines, streets, sewer lines, storm sewer lines and drainage facilities and all engineering costs covering design layout and construction.  There will be no participation by the City in the cost of any underground utility lines or drainage facilities within the subdivision, except in the event of the requirement for oversize lines to serve land areas and improvements beyond the subdivision in question.  The Planning and Zoning Commission may refuse to recommend a plat whenever it is evident that the adequate water and sewer facilities cannot be supplied within a reasonable time.

 

COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE

CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS

SUBDIVISION & PLATTING FEES

1.Preliminary Plat

a.Base fee of $25.00 + $.50 per lot + $2.00 per acre for all land not divided into single family, detached or attached lots;

AND

b.$50.00 per plat for any plat smaller than 1 acre; or $75.00 per plat + $50.00 per acre for all plats of 1 acre or more.

AND

c.The applicant shall reimburse the city for all professional consulting fees incurred by the city in connection with the application.  Such fees shall include, but shall not be limited to, engineering, legal, surveying and appraisal fees.  All fees must be paid in full before final approval or denial can be issued.

AND

2.Utility Drawings and Specifications
Paid when building permit is secured for utilities and roads.

3.Final Plat

a.Base fee of $25.00 + $.50 per lot + $5.00 per acre for all land not divided into single family, detached or attached lots;

AND

b.The applicant shall reimburse the city for all professional consulting fees incurred by the city in connection with the application.  Such fees shall include, but shall not be limited to, engineering, legal, surveying and appraisal fees.  All fees must be paid in full before final approval or denial can be issued.

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FLOW CHART

1   Developer meets with City Staff, reviews guidelines and procedures.

2.  Developer submits Preliminary Plat to City

3.  City Staff reviews Prelim. Plat

Plat returned for resubmittal if incomplete

4.  Staff places application on P & Z agenda; public hearing notices are prepared and posted to adjacent property owners and public.

5. Drawings delivered to P & Z members

6.  P & Z Public Hearing

7.  Approval, Conditional Approval or Disapproval of Prelim Plat by P&Z

Plat returned for resubmittal if incomplete.

8.  Documentation and P&Z review submitted to City Council

9   Approval, Conditional Approval or Disapproval of Prelim Plat by City Council.

Plat returned to P&Z for resubmittal if incomplete

10.  Final Engineering by Developer

11.  Submission of Final Engineering documents to Staff for review.

12.  Review of Final Engineering by Staff and City Engineer.

13.  Project Construction or performance bond in lieu of construction

14.  Construction Inspection and approval by City staff and Eng.

15.  Final Plat review - P&Z

Plat filed with County

16.  Final Plat review - City Council

17.  Developer submits As-Built drawings to city and a Mylar reproducible copy of registered Final Plat.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES
Subdivision of Land by Sale or Lease

The Subdivision Process
The planning, platting, subdivision and development of land within a municipality is a long and often costly process.  The process followed by the City of Seabrook, as required by Ordinance is listed below.

 

City’s Responsibilities

Developer’s Responsibilities

1

 

Land Acquisition.

2

 

Boundary Survey

3

 

Topographic Survey

4

 

Title (3 each)

   

Preliminary Plan preparation
Lot locations and dim.
Street locations and dim.
Water locations and dim.
San. Sewer locations and dim.
Storm Sewer locations and dim.
Fire Protection

5

 

File prelim. Plat & Zoning Application with City

6

Public Hearing - P&Z

 

7

Preliminary Plan approval - P&Z

 

8

Preliminary Plan approval
City Council

 

9

 

Final Engineering drawings & specifications

10

 

Establish technical characteristics of Utilities with City Engineer and Satff.

11

Review of Final Engineering by City Staff and Engineer

 

12

Approval of Final Engineering by Staff

 

13

 

Award of construction contracts to City Approved contractor

14

Inspection and approval of construction

 

15

 

Preparation of As-Built drawings and submission to City

16

 

Submission of Final Plat request to City

17

Final Plat Approval by P&Z

 

18

Final Plat Approved by Council

 

19

 

Reproducible submitted to City for City signatures

20

Signatures affixed to Plat

 

21

Final Plat filed with County by Staff

 

22

 

Developer prepares mylar reproducible for permanent City records and presents to City

23

Property is releases for issuance of Building Permits

 
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FEE SCHEDULE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 81-04

Dear Applicant:
The fee schedule varies for different types of applications.  We have  included those fees in the attachment.  Particular attention should be paid to Paragraph (11)   “Legal, engineering, surveying, appraisal and other specialty fees, not performed by the City".

This paragraph requires you to pay all professional fees accumulated by the City in reference to your specific application.  When such need for professional services arise as a direct result of your application the City will secure an estimate of cost of those services.

It is important to submit this fee promptly; failure to submit the deposit will stall the application and may cause you to miss a hearing date or scheduled meeting date.  The City calendar for the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council are often booked weeks or months ahead and such missed meeting or hearing will cause your application to be placed at the end of the line at the first available uncommitted date.  Prompt action can therefore avoid unnecessary delays in your schedule.

Certain types of professional services solicited by the Commission or Council necessary to the normal functioning of those Bodies, not directly resulting from your actions, will not be charged to you.  We will attempt to solicit each Body’s opinion on this topic at the time that a need for the services arise.  In the event that such opinion is not solicited, the City staff will render an opinion whether the service is chargeable; and if fees are chargeable, in the opinion of staff, they must be paid promptly.  Thereafter, the Body will render an opinion at the earliest possible meeting and the fee will be retained or returned at the end of the action based on that decision.

All material required for action by these Bodies must be submitted at City Hall by close of business hours on the Thursday preceding the scheduled meeting.  Such material must be complete.  When an application is submitted it will be your responsibility to stay in contact with City Staff until a date is set for action on your application.  Once you have been contacted, no further notice of meeting will be given to you unless such date must be changed.

I have read the explanation above and the attached portion of Ordinance No. 81-04, Article XI, paragraph (11) and understand the contents thereof.

Signed:_________________________________________
Date: ____________________

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Name of Proposed Subdivision______________________________________________

Name of Owner______________________________________________

Address __________________________Phone________________

Name of Developer____________________________________________

Address________________________Phone___________________

Name of Land Planner__________________________________________

Address________________________Phone___________________

Signed_____________________________

    (Owner, Developer, Land Planner)

The subject plat has been checked for compliance with the Rules for Land Subdivisions of the City of Seabrook, Texas and found to be:

_____Incomplete, reference is made to the items above as noted in the right-hand margin.

_____Complete and acceptable for filing - permanent file number assigned.

Signed___________________File No.____
Date_______________________________

______Applicant’s Copy

______City's Copy
 

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