Plat Protocol

PROTOCOL OF FORMAL PLAT SUBMITTAL -- Plats must be accompanied by fees and appropriate block wording must be on plat at time of submittal.

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT SUBMITTALS:  When submitting formal plats to health department only; i.e. Planning Office review not required, then those plats must have signatures of owner and surveyor, and surveyors seal, as those plats went thru the worksheet review process previously.  The fee would have been addressed on the worksheet--call 410 479 8045 if you need to verify fee due the health department.  A minimum of 4 plats must be submitted to Health Department.

 

PLANNING OFFICE SUBMITTALS:  Be prepared to pay two fees, one to Caroline County Commissioners and one to Caroline County Health Department.  Planning Office will fill out the Plat Application form which you will take to the Health Department--pay the fee noted on that form.  Please note that plats being submitted to the Planning Office may need to go through review process a few times before final signatures required.   Contact Planning Office for their requirements as far as fees and number of copies due at time of submittal.
 

TYPES OF FORMAL PLATS

  • Abandon an existing recorded SRA, submit to Health Department only

  • Change or add SRA, but not subdividing, submit to Health Department only

  • Combining parcels, submit to Planning Office*

  • Create new lot (private septic and well), submit to Planning Office*

  • Create new lot (public** septic and water), submit to Planning Office*

  • Create new lot (private septic with public water**), submit to Planning Office*

  • Create new lot (public** septic with private well), submit to Planning Office*

  • Establishing Sewage Reserve Area (SRA), but not subdividing, submit to Health Department only

  • Lot Line Revision (but not creating new lots), submit to Planning Office*

  • Site plan- for perc tests  (also known as Site Evaluation Test Location Plat)
     

*Check with Planning at 410-479-8100 for formal plat submittal requirements and fees; and to determine if Minor or Major subdivision plat.

**Public systems will require Water and Sewerage Allocation Certificate and Capacity Commitment for the Subdivision of Land from the town offering public system; but the plats must be submitted to the Planning Office for final review.