Subdivision

What is it?

Platting is a process used to create or modify individual parcels of property. You need to submit a land use application for a:
  • Short Plat - The division or redivision of land into nine or fewer lots.
  • Preliminary Plat - The division or redivision of land into 10 or more lots.
  • Unit Lot Subdivision - A division or redivision of land in which one or more boundaries of the individual lots coincide with the interior walls of a structure which separate individual attached single-family dwelling units. A unit lot subdivision will require a short plat application or preliminary plat application depending on the number of lots proposed.

Your project may require State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review if the project is within or near critical areas (i.e. streams, wetlands, steep slopes, critical aquifer recharge area) or exceeds the SEPA categorical exemptions specified in RZC 21.70.

How Much Does it Cost?

Our review fee is a flat fee and is established within the Development Review Fee Schedule. An initial fee is required to be paid at the time of application submittal. Subsequent review fees may apply if additional review is required.  Furthermore, this application type is eligible to be processed through the Pre-Entitlement Review Process (PREP).  An initial kick off fee is required to be paid at the time of application submittal and a final submittal fee is required to be paid following application acceptance.  All associated fees can be found on the Fee Schedule A-Z page within the fee schedule noted below.
 
Development Review Permit Fees or the Permit Fee index

How Long Does It Take?

How long it takes us to complete our review of your proposal depends on several factors, including the:
  • Complexity of your proposal
  • Quality of your plans and project documentation
  • Timely response to correction letters and requests for further information
  • Public interest

Steps to Get Your Application Approved

 
1. Research
Find your property information. Research your site to help you plan your project. Use our Property Viewer Interactive Map to find zoning and environmentally critical areas information.
 
Determine restrictions to your project. Research the Redmond Zoning Code to determine standards that will apply to your proposal.

Zoning Information  
State Environmental Policy Act (RZC 21.70)
Critical Areas Ordinance (RZC 21.64)
Tree Protection Regulations (RZC 21.72)
Land Division (RZC 21.74)
 
Attend a Pre-Application Conference. We offer a pre-application conferences to answer any project specific and process related questions. This one-hour meeting is held Thursdays. For more information see Pre-Application Conference Tip Sheet.
 
2. Start the Application Process
Apply for an application. Get an application number by submitting your application to the Development Services Center.  You will need to provide all information noted in the applicable submittal checklist.

Short Plat Submittal Requirement Checklist
Preliminary Plat Submittal Requirement Checklist

PREP Subdivision Submittal Requirements Checklist
To learn more about PREP see the PREP User Guide.
       
Request a Pre-Application Conference (optional). We recommend applying for a pre-application conference for this type of project. For more information see Pre-Application Conference Tip Sheet.
 
Prepare your plans and technical documents. Plans and technical document must be electronic and in accordance with the requirements specified within the submittal checklist.

Tip Sheet – Preliminary Plats
Tip Sheet – Short Plats
Tip Sheet - SEPA  
Tip Sheet - PREP Applicant User Guide 

3. Submit Application

Schedule an intake appointment. Call 425-556-2494 to schedule an intake appointment at the Development Services Center. Application submittals are only accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays.
 
Pay fee. Application fees are due at application submittal.
 
Wait for public notice. We will issue a public notice for your project as required by RZC 21.76.080. You are responsible for installing a yellow public notice board. If a public hearing is required you will be responsible for installing a large white public notice board as well.  The City will work with you to determine when and where the sign needs to be installed.  We’ll consider all public comments during the 21-day public comment period.
 
Yellow Public Notice Board Instructions         
Large White Notice Board Instructions  
 
For Preliminary Plats only: Attend the public hearing. The Redmond Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing for our recommendation on your preliminary plat application. The Hearing Examiner will also issue a decision.

Read our decision. We will publish our decision on your project on our Land Use Action Notice webpage. Additionally, the decision will be mailed to you and any parties of record.
 
Submit an appeal. If you or a member of the public disagrees with our decision, you may file an appeal with the Office of the City Clerk within 14 days from when we publish our decision.
 
Submit your Final Plat. You need to submit a final plat for your application.
See the Final Plat webpage.