Preliminary and Final Plat Application

1. Search Address

Before you create an application, make sure the address for your project is in the ‘unincorporated’ Johnson County area. Enter an address or KUPN number in the location search box provided. If the address returns with ‘Unincorporated Area’ then you can proceed with the permit application process. If your search returns with a ‘City’ name, then use the contact information provide to contact your city planning department.

2. Application Process

Before you Apply

Have you spoken to a Planner and scheduled a Development Review Committee Pre-Application Meeting? Download the Guidebook, review and completing the Questionnaire, call and speak to the Planner on Duty, 913-715-2209 to set up a meeting.  

3. Application Procedures

Preliminary Plat

How to Apply

Note: All application material shall be submitted at least 45 days before a scheduled public hearing. Omission of any of the following items may delay the review and processing of the application.  

  1. A complete application form.
  2. Legal Description and common street address of the property.  
  3. Payment of filing fee. Make check payable to Johnson County Planning Department.  
  4. Owner Authorization if not the legal owner of the property
  5. A list of the owners of all properties within 1,000 feet of the subject property certified by a licensed abstractor, title company, or similarly qualified person. 
  6. Ownership list and Legal Description Certification form 
  7. 12 Preliminary Development Plan drawings and 1 reduced-scale paper photocopy no larger than 11”x17”.  
  8. Special studies, reports, etc., including preliminary plat analysis report, drainage area study, road profile report, preliminary stormwater quality management plan, etc.  See the surveyors/engineers packet for additional information.
  9. Post a sign (supplied by the Planning Department) at least twenty (20) days before the scheduled public hearing. Complete Certification of Notification of Sign Posting form
  10. Applicant or applicant’s representative MUST attend the Zoning Board Hearing.  

Full Application Packet and Procedures

Articles to Reference

  • Article 4 – Application Procedures 
  • Article 17 – Supplementary Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 
  • Article 25 – General subdivision provisions 
  • Article 26 – Preliminary Plat analysis reports 
  • Article 27 – Supplementary Subdivision Procedures and Requirements 
  • Article 28 – Simultaneous Preliminary and Final Plats 
  • Article 30 – Minimum Subdivision Standards 
  • Article 31 – Minimum Infrastructure Requirements and Flood Plain information 

Planning Department Procedures

  • Public Hearing: The Planning Department will schedule a hearing before the appropriate Zoning Board, which is responsible for hearing the Preliminary Plat request.  
  • Posting of Sign: The Planning Department will supply the applicant with a sign to be posted on the property within 20 days prior to the date of public hearing.  
  • Newspaper Publication: The Planning Department will publish the Legal notice of the public hearing 20 days prior to the date of public hearing.  
  • Letter of Notification: The Planning Department will mail notices of the public hearing, by certified mail, to all property owners within 1,000 feet (list provided by applicant) of the subject property at least 10 days prior to the Public Hearing. (The applicant shall pay the certified mailing cost.)  
  • Protest Period: After the Zoning Board has made a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), a 14-day protest period begins which allows owners of nearby properties the opportunity to file with the County Clerk a petition protesting the application.  
  • Board of County Commissioners (BOCC): After the protest period has concluded, the application will be brought before the BOCC for final action. If the BOCC disagrees with the recommendation of the Zoning Board, the application must be returned at least once to the Zoning Board for reconsideration before the BOCC takes final action. 

Final Plat

How to Apply

Note: All application material shall be submitted at least 45 days before a scheduled public hearing. Omission of any of the following items may delay the review and processing of the application.  

  1. A complete application form. 
  2. Legal Description and common street address of the property.  
  3. Payment of filing fee. Make check payable to Johnson County Planning Department.
  4. Owner Authorization if not the legal owner of the property
  5. Copy of approved Preliminary Plat drawing.  
  6. Twelve (12) Final Plat drawings and 1 reduced-scale paper photocopy no larger than 11”x17”. See Article 27 – Supplementary Subdivision Procedures and Requirements.  
  7. Special studies, reports, etc., including preliminary plat analysis report, drainage area study, road profile report, final stormwater quality management plans, etc. See the surveyors/engineers packet for additional information.
  8. Procedures for Filing an Approved Final Plat. Johnson County Subdivision Plat Check List and Transmittal.

Articles to Reference

  • Article 4 – Application Procedures 
  • Article 17 – Supplementary Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 
  • Article 25 – General subdivision provisions 
  • Article 27 – Supplementary Subdivision Procedures and Requirements 
  • Article 28 – Simultaneous Preliminary and Final Plats 
  • Article 30 – Minimum Subdivision Standards 
  • Article 31 – Minimum Infrastructure Requirements and Flood Plain information 

 

Planning Department Procedures

  • Public Hearing: The Planning Department will schedule a hearing before the appropriate Zoning Board, which is responsible for hearing the Final Plat request.  
  • Board of County Commissioners (BOCC): After the protest period has concluded, the application will be brought before the BOCC for final action. If the BOCC disagrees with the recommendation of the Zoning Board, the application must be returned at least once to the Zoning Board for reconsideration before the BOCC takes final action. 
  • Recording of the Final Plat: After approval by the BOCC the Plat shall be filed by the Zoning Administrator with the Register of Deeds of Johnson County, Kansas.