What is a plat?

A map that represents a tract of land, showing the boundaries and location of individual properties, streets, easements and other pertinent information. After a plat is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, it is filed with the county clerk and becomes a legal lot of record for which a building permit can be issued.

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1. What is a plat?
2. When is platting required?
3. What different types of plats are there within the Town of Argyle and when is each type required?
4. Can I obtain a building permit for a property that is not platted?
5. I found out that I need to plat or replat my property, do I need to hire a professional to prepare the plat or is it something that I can do myself?
6. How do I apply to have a plat approved?
7. What happens after I submit a plat application?
8. After the plat is approved how long do I have to file before it becomes invalid?