Platting or subdivision of property within the City of Pearland is governed by the City of Pearland Unified Development Code and the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 212. The term subdivision means the division of any lot, tract, or parcel of land into two or more parts. This definition also includes the re-subdivision of land or lots, which are part of a previously platted and recorded subdivision.
The Subdivision Regulations are intended to promote the orderly development of the City and to secure adequate provisions for transportation, drainage, water, sewer, and other facilities. The Ordinance applies to all property within the corporate limits of the City of Pearland as well as areas outside of the corporate limits of the City, but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City. Any subdivision of land within the ETJ of the City of Pearland shall be processed through the normal platting processes. The Texas Local Government Code gives cities the authority to enforce their subdivision regulations within their ETJ, which is a means of ensuring that cities will not have to assume maintenance responsibilities for substandard infrastructure (streets, utilities, drainage) upon future annexation.
Plats are submitted to Staff for review, and then either processed by Planning Department staff, or sent to the Planning and Zoning Commission for their review and approval, based on the type of plat and the State Statutes and Regulations regarding subdivision platting.
By clicking the Application Portal link, you will be directed to our eTRAKiT site. Applicants will create a public login in order to use the application system. Then select "apply" under project button and select Platting & Subdivision. For assistance, please call 281.652.1765 or 281.652.1770.