Plats are required when land is subdivided into three or more parcels and for some commercial developments.
The plat must be reviewed and approved by the Town and other appropriate review agencies (i.e. NCDOT, Charlotte Utilities, Mecklenburg County, etc.) before being recorded at the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds.
Plat review and recordation simplifies the transfer of land ownership. The requirement of a land survey and complete legal description of the land ensures accuracy.
Plat requirements for both commercial projects and subdivision developments are explained in the County and Towns Post-Construction Administrative Manual