Douglas County Plat Checking
Before any Subdivision Plat, Common Interest Community Plat, or Registered Land
Survey can be recorded in the County Recorder’s Office, it must be checked and
approved by the County Surveyor for compliance with appropriate state statues
and ordinances. The Land Surveyor who prepares the plat is responsible for
submitting check prints of the proposed plat and copies of required documents.
The initial checking process usually takes 10 to 15 working days. The County
Surveyor’s Office has published two manuals to aid in the checking and review
process as listed to the right.
The Plat Manual of Minimum Guidelines
prepared by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors and the Minnesota
Association of County Surveyors is used by the Douglas County Surveyor’s Office
in reviewing subdivision plats and Registered Land Surveys. In addition to the
Plat Manual, the Douglas County Surveyor’s Office has created an Addendum
to address platting requirements specific to Douglas County.
The objective of the Douglas County
Public Works, County Surveyor CIC Manual is to produce an area wide standard, by
outlining policies and procedures to assist private surveyors in the preparation
of, and a guide to county surveyors in the checking of Common Interest
Community Plats (CIC Plat). This manual should only be used as an aid for
checking (CIC) Plats in Douglas County, Minnesota and is a supplemental guide to
Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 515B. The
information contained in this manual is based on the CIC Manual of Minimum
Guidelines prepared by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors and the
Minnesota Association of County Surveyors and the Hennepin County CIC Manual,
which should also be referred to for examples.
Plat Checking Fees
Plat checking fees for Plats, CIC and RLS are $150.00 a Plat plus $15.00 Lot/Outlot/Unit/Tract.