Final Plat

Once the developer is nearing completion of the infrastructure, the developer or owner may submit the final plat map for review and approval by the Town.

Plat Map Acceptance and Review

Submit one paper copy and one digital copy of the draft final plat map and required application materials and fee to the Planning Department for acceptance and review. The final plat map must include all matters required by the Town's LDO and Spec Book.

Town staff will provide comments to the primary contact. Once the plat is resubmitted, all comments are addressed and all required documentation and fees are received, Town staff will then request mylars of the final plat map, to be signed by the surveyor and the property owner.

Assignment of Street Addresses

The Town will assign street addresses for each lot included on the final plat map. Review comments of the draft final plat map will include street address assignments.

Calculation of Fees

The Town will calculate fees, which are based on the cost for water and sewer for each residential unit of the phase(s) submitted on the final plat map. Dedication of recreation land or a payment-in-lieu of dedication is paid at this time also. All fees must be paid in full to the Town (Planning Department) prior to the Town signing the final plat map.

Field-Verified As-Built Drawings

Submit draft paper copies of the as-built drawings to the Engineering Department for review. These as-builts must be field verified for all installed construction including sanitary sewer and water lines (with cross reference by distance to valves, manholes, water meters and cleanout locations), streets, catch basins, curb and gutter, sidewalks, fire hydrants, constructed elevations of top and inverts for sanitary sewer and storm drainage, easements, rights-of-way dedication and landscaping, if part of the approved construction plans. 

As-built drawings must be approved, with one set of mylars, one paper copy, and one digital copy (.dwg or .dxf - format for CAD) of as-builts provided to the Town, prior to final plat map approval.

Final Walk-Through Inspection

The developer shall coordinate with the assigned construction inspector to schedule the required final walk-through inspection. This is performed by the Town's Public Works, Public Utilities, Engineering and Planning Departments, and is a field inspection for all public infrastructure and zoning requirements associated with the final plat map. Once the inspection has been completed, a punch list will be provided identifying any deficiencies that need to be corrected. Once punch list items have been corrected, another walk-through inspection is performed. It is the developer's responsibility to schedule all necessary walk-through inspections through the Town's Engineering Department. 


Submit Certification

Submit copies of the State Certification for water and sanitary sewer to the Engineering Department, which must be signed and sealed by the engineer who designed the utility system.

If the streets are to be maintained by the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the proper certification on the map must be signed by NCDOT before the Town will sign the final plat map.

Final Plat Approval

Mylars will be signed by the Town after verification of compliance.

The Town will return signed mylars to the applicant to be recorded with Wake County Register of Deeds. Paper copies of the recorded plat are required to be submitted to the Town prior to the issuance of any building permit.

One Year Warranty

A one year warranty is required by the Town to ensure that public infrastructure and improvements meet material and workmanship standards. Repair of any deficiencies that occur during the one year warranty are the responsibility of the developer. An end of warranty inspection is required to close out this period. It is the developer's responsibility to notify the Public Works Department prior to the end of the warranty (60 days is requested) to schedule the end of warranty inspection. The developer will be notified of all deficiencies that must be corrected prior to the Town taking over the maintenance of the infrastructure and releasing the one year warranty. This process is very similar to the final walk-through inspection process. 

Additional Notations

It is the developer's responsibility to ensure that all required matters are attended to, as generally outlined herein, to allow the plat map to be released for recordation at the Wake County Register of Deeds. More precisely described in the Town's LDO and Spec Book, and during the preconstruction meeting, prior to the start of infrastructure installation. 

The items included herein may happen simultaneously, and are not required to happen in the order provided. Town staff suggest that the developer pursue concurrency on these matters to expedite these final steps toward plat recordation. 

The Wake County Register of Deeds will not record the plat map until the Town has signed the plat map.