Minor / Exempt / Recombination Plat Process

The Town of Fuquay-Varina allows certain plats to be recorded using an administrative process, without approval of the Town Board of Commissioners; minor subdivision, exempt and recombination plats.

Minor Subdivision 


This is the division of a parcel of land into not more than four (4) lots, meeting the conditions listed below:
  • The subdivision does not involve any new public street/road dedication to give access to the proposed lots.
  • The subdivision does not involve the extension of public sanitary sewer or water lines.
  • The subdivision will not create any new or residual parcels that do not satisfy the requirements of the Land Development Ordinance (LDO).
A minor subdivision is not required to include construct of road improvements; however if additional right-of-way is required by the Town's Community Transportation Plan (CTP) the minor subdivision must include dedication of the additional right-of-way. 

Exempt Plat


Exempt plats do not create additional lots. Examples of an exempt plats include: the addition of easements to a parcel, additional right-of-way dedication for an existing public street, and/or a boundary survey of an existing parcel or lot.

Recombination Plat 


A recombination is a plat where two or more parcels of land or portions of a parcel(s) are combined into one parcel or where boundary lines are adjusted.  A recombination plat does not permit the creation of additional lots beyond what was existing prior to the proposed recombination.

Review & Approval Process 


The review and approval process for these types of plats can be found on the required application.  Please click HERE.