Subdivision Information

Guideline to Subdivision Applications

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Whenever any subdivision of land is proposed, an application shall be filed with the Planning Board on forms provided by the Land Use Bureau. The fee for a two lot subdivision is $300.00, for three lots $385.00, and $240.00 for each additional lot. The public hearing fee is $590.00. Twelve (12) copies of a preliminary subdivision plan meeting all the requirements of the Subdivision Regulations shall be submitted with the application and Preliminary Subdivision Checklist.

Applications shall be referred to the Environmental Protection Department and any other agencies as may be deemed appropriate. Where the subdivision involves activities regulated by the Environmental Protection Board (EPB), the applicant should simultaneously file with EPB. It is the responsibility of an applicant to cooperate fully with other agencies so that their reports can be made in a timely fashion.

All subdivision plans in which a new street is proposed and/or which include three or more lots shall require a public hearing. The Planning Board may conduct a public hearing not less that thirty-five (35) days following acceptance of an application certified as complete. The applicant will be notified of the hearing date by certified mail fourteen (14) days prior to the date assigned for the hearing. It is the applicant's responsibility to notify affected property owners prior to the hearing. Such notification shall conform to requirements set out in Section 3.6.1 of the Subdivision Regulations.

A public hearing need not be held on subdivisions of less than three lots where no new street is involved. It is the applicant's responsibility to notify affected property owners. Such notification shall conform to requirements set out in Section 3.6.2 of the Subdivision Regulations.

Within sixty-five (65) days from the date of submission the Board shall approve, modify and approve, or disapprove the subdivision application. The sixty-five (65) day period for action may be extended for an additional period of sixty-five (65) days with the written consent of the applicant. Notice of the Board's action shall be sent by certified mail to the applicant and notice of the decision shall be published once in the newspaper.

Although subdivision approval by the Planning Board shall be considered final, the Chair will not sign the subdivision map for filing until conditions imposed have been met (See Section 3.7 of the Subdivision Regulations.) The applicant shall file the final map with the Board within ninety (90) days following the notification of approval.

The official Stamford Subdivision Regulations are maintained and available for public inspection at the Land Use Bureau, 7th floor Government Center Building, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06904, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.