Development Services

Preliminary Plats
The City has established preliminary plats as part of the subdivision ordinance so standards for the design, development, improvement, and existing land uses will be considered.  Preliminary plats are also reviewed to ensure adequate provisions are made for public facilities and services to allow growth occurs in an orderly manner consistent with the Comprehensive Plan; and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the city.  
 

Major Preliminary Plat
Subdividing more than four lots is considered a major preliminary plat.  Major Preliminary Plats are approved by the City Planning Commission.  Click HERE for an overview of the Major Preliminary Plat process.

Minor Preliminary Plat
Subdividing four or less lots is considered a minor preliminary plat.  Minor Preliminary Plats are approved by City staff.  Click HERE for an overview of the Major Preliminary Plat process.

The City of Cedar Rapids encourages customers to use the new Citizen Access Portal site so that City staff can accept, review and approve land development plans electronically, saving you time and money.
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