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Record Plat
A. Purpose.
1. The record plat procedure completes the subdivision process and ensures compliance with the approved minor or major preliminary plat before final recording.
B. Applicability.
1. This Section shall apply to minor and major preliminary plats approved in accordance with Section 405.120: Preliminary Plat.
2. Applications are subject to the common procedures identified in Article II: Common Procedures unless otherwise modified in Subsection (C). In the event of conflict between the common procedures contained in Article II: Common Procedures and the application-specific procedures and requirements contained in this Section, the application-specific procedures and requirements in this Section shall govern.
C. Procedure.
1. Summary.
2. Application Submission And Handling.
a. The application shall be submitted to the Department of Community Development and handled in accordance with Section 405.040: Application Submission And Handling.
3. Staff Review and Action.
a. The Community Development Director shall review the application and act to approve or deny the application in accordance with Section 405.050: Staff Review And Action and the criteria listed in Subsection (C)(3)(b).
b. Review Criteria. A record plat shall be reviewed according to the following:
(1) It substantially complies with all requirements of this Code;
(2) It complies with the applicable technical standards and specifications adopted by the City; and
(3) It conforms to the approved major or minor preliminary plat, including any conditions of approval. A record plat is not consistent with an approved major or minor preliminary plat if it:
(a) Increases the number of buildable lots, dwelling units, or amount of permitted nonresidential development; or
(b) Decreases the number of buildable lots, dwelling units, or the amount of permitted nonresidential development in an area where the Comprehensive Plan recommends increasing development density or intensity, or where achieving a minimum density or intensity of development were factors in the City's discussion or approval of the preliminary plat; or
(c) Modifies the proposed street layout or the location or dimensions of proposed blocks or development areas so as to increase through traffic in residential areas within the subdivision, or so as to increase the length of pedestrian, bicycle, or automobile trips within the subdivision or to or from streets bordering the subdivision; or
(d) Modifies the location of designated open space or an existing or proposed conservation easement so as to increase the distance or decrease usability or attractiveness of the open space or easement area for residents and occupants of the subdivision, or so as to decrease the connectivity of open spaces with adjacent properties outside the subdivision; or
(e) Removes a restriction on property use or modifies a minor adjustment or variance related to the approved minor or major preliminary plat.
4. Post-Decision Actions and Limitations.
a. The post-decision actions and limitations in Section 405.080: Post-Decision Actions And Limitations shall apply with the following modifications:
(1) Effect Of Approval.
(a) An approved record plat may be recorded with the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds, subject to the requirements of Section 405.040: Application Submission And Handling.
(b) No vested rights shall accrue to any plat by reason of preliminary or final approval until the actual signing of the plat by the applicable City officials.
(2) Expiration Of Approval. An approved record plat shall expire one (1) year after the date of final approval unless it is recorded with the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds or an extension is granted pursuant to Section 405.080: Post-Decision Actions And Limitations.
 
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Summary Table of Application Procedures

Table 405.010, Summary Table of Application Procedures, lists the applications authorized by this Chapter and application-specific requirements from Articles III through VIII for preapplication meetings, public hearing notice, review and decision-making bodies, and expiration of approval. The table also lists cross references to related applications authorized by and subject to requirements of other chapters of the Municipal Code.

In the event of conflict between the application-specific procedures in Articles III through VIII and the requirements summarized in Table 405.010, Summary Table of Application Procedures, the application-specific procedures and requirements in Articles III through VIII shall govern.