Subdivision Information

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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 (2) lot subdivision is $335.00; for three (3) lots is $275.00 plus $300.00 for each lot in excess of the first two (2) lots. The Public Hearing fee is $1,000.00 (Required for 3+ lots). Twelve (12) copies of a preliminary subdivision plan meeting all the requirements of the Subdivision Regulations shall be submitted with twelve (12) copies of the application and Preliminary Subdivision Checklist.

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

All subdivision plans in which a new street is proposed and/or which include three (3)  or more lots shall require a Public Hearing. The Planning Board may conduct a Public Hearing not less than thirty-five (35) days following acceptance of an application certified as complete. 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 8.5 of the Subdivision Regulations.

A Public Hearing need not be held on subdivisions of less than three (3) 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 8.5.1 of the Subdivision Regulations.

Within sixty (60) days from the date of submission the Board shall approve, modify and approve, or disapprove, the subdivision application. The sixty (60) day period for action may be extended for an additional period of sixty (60) 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 8.6.3 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, Government Center Building, 888 Washington Boulevard, 7th Floor, Stamford, CT 06904, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Subdivision Application Documents