An Exemption Plat involves boundary line adjustments or other minor changes to a County approved platted subdivision.
The Board of County Commissioners may grant exemptions from the application of the Subdivision Regulations, pursuant to the exemption plat requirements of the Boulder County Land Use Code Article 9-200, in cases where the proposed subdivision involves subdivided land.
This exemption process is for minor changes that may occur to platted land and does not include proposals which may increase the density (add platted lots) of a subdivision. Generally this process is used to adjust lot lines between two or more parcels, as part of a right-of-way or easement vacation or minor modifications to building envelopes or recorded language on the plat. Land which is not subdivided land may not go through an exemption plat process. The sole exception to this prohibition shall be where unsubdivided land is proposed to be added to the subdivided land, such that any resulting subdivided lot is 35 acres or more in area.
The exemption plat process requires public hearings before the Board of County Commissioners. Exemption plats may be approved only on the basis of the exemption plat standards enumerated in the Boulder County Land Use Code Article 9-202.
Applicant(s) must first contact the Land Use Department to make an appointment for a Land Use Review Pre-Application Conference with a Planner to discuss the proposal prior to its submittal.