Reconfigure Your Land (replat)

If you want to reconfigure the lots or parcels within a recorded plat, you will need to apply for a replat. The approval process starts with the tentative plan review outlined below and ends with finalizing your land survey.

Requirements for replats are contained in Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 205.

Step 1: Tentative plan review

An application for a replat tentative plan is processed as a Type II Procedure under SRC Chapter 300.

Process

  • Application. You must submit all required items listed in the application checklist section below to the Permit Application Center.

  • Completeness review. Staff reviews your application for completeness.

    • If the application is not complete, you will be notified as to what information is missing and will have 180 days to submit the additional information.

    • If all of the required information is submitted and the application is considered complete, a notice, indicating a public comment period of 14 days, is sent out to the you, the property owner, the neighborhood association, and all neighboring property owners within 250 feet.

    • You may track the status of your application online at the City of Salem permit tracking webpage.

  • Public comment period. Once the required information is submitted and the application is deemed complete:

    • Staff sends a notice of proposal to the applicant, property owner(s), neighborhood association, and all property owners within 250 feet, indicating a public comment period of 14 days.

    • Staff also prepares signs for the applicant to post along the street frontage(s) of the property for 10 to 14 days prior to the 14-day public comment period.

  • Conformance review. Once a complete application is submitted, staff reviews the proposed plan to determine if it meets the criteria in SRC 205.025(d).

  • Decision. The Planning Administrator makes a decision to approve or deny your application depending on whether or not the proposal meets the applicable criteria.

    • Staff sends a copy of the decision (noting the 15-day appeal period) to you, the property owner, the neighborhood association, and to all neighboring property owners within 250 feet.

    • If you decide not to appeal the decision and the City Council does not initiate review of the application, the replat tentative plan decision becomes effective.

Application Checklist

You need to apply in person at the Permit Application Center, bringing the following:

  • Completed land use application form. The application form must be signed by the:

    • Applicant(s)

    • Property owner(s)

    • Duly authorized representative(s).

    • If the applicant and/or the property owner are a Limited Liability Company (LLC), you must also provide a list of all members of the LLC with your land use application.

  • Application fee. You must pay the application fee when you file your application.

  • Recorded deed. You must submit a copy of the recorded deed for the existing units of land.

  • Trip Generation Estimate (TGE) form. You must complete a TGE form and submit it to the Traffic Engineering section of the Public Works Department (Room 325). Staff will decide whether or not a Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) is necessary.

    • If a TIA is not required, you must submit the completed and approved TGE form with your application.

    • If a TIA is required, the TIA must be completed and approved by Public Works prior to completion of all land use applications.

  • Written statement. You must provide a written statement that describes your proposal and how it meets the criteria for a replat tentative plan [SRC 205.025(d)]:

    • The replat tentative plan does not propose to vacate any public street or road, or any recorded covenants or restrictions.

    • The replat tentative plan will not create nonconforming units of land or nonconforming development, or increase the degree of nonconformity in existing units of land or development.

    • The replat tentative plan complies with the standards of this Chapter and with all applicable provisions of the Unified Development Code (UDC).

    • The replat tentative plan complies with all applicable provisions of ORS Chapter 92.

    • The replat tentative plan is not prohibited by any existing City land use approval or previous condition of approval, affecting one or both of the units of land.

    • The replat tentative plan does not adversely affect the availability of, or access to, City infrastructure or public or private utilities or streets.

  • Title report. You must provide a current title report for the property.

  • Tree inventory and tree conservation plan. You must complete and submit a tree inventory on a form as provided by the Director and, if required under SRC Chapter 808, a tree conservation plan.

  • Geological assessment or geotechnical report. You must submit a geological assessment or geo-technical report if required by SRC Chapter 810.

  • Proposed stormwater management system. You must submit a description of the proposed stormwater management system, including pre- and post-construction conditions, prepared in accordance with the Public Works Design Standards.

  • Schematic utility plan. You must submit a schematic plan showing the location of existing and proposed City infrastructure.

  • Expedited land division form. You must submit an expedited land division application form which explains a land division applicant’s ability under state law to request an expedited land division process. You must indicate on this form whether you are requesting an expedited land division process.

  • Replat tentative plan. You must submit two copies of the replat tentative plan. One copy must be either 22” or 24” x 36” and the other a reproducible copy no larger than 11” x 17”. The plan must include the following information:

    • Title Block:

      • Type of application (i.e., “Replat”)

      • The names and addresses of the landowner

      • The names and addresses of the professional engineers or surveyors responsible for preparing the plan; date; and township, range and section of the subject property

      • Scale and north arrow

    • The location of all property lines within 50 feet of the perimeter of the subject property

    • The boundaries, dimensions, and area of each proposed lot

    • The location, width, and names of all existing streets, flag lot accessways, and public accessways abutting the perimeter of the subject property

    • The location, width, curve radius, grade, and names of all proposed streets, flag lot accessway, and public accessways

    • The location of all existing and proposed easements

    • The location, dimensions, and use of all existing and proposed public areas, including, but not limited to, stormwater management facilities and detention facilities

    • The location, dimensions, and use of any existing buildings and structures on the subject property, indicating which will remain and which will be removed

    • The location of any canals, ditches, waterways, detention facilities, sewage disposal systems, and wells on the subject property, indicating which will remain and which will be removed or decommissioned

    • The location of any natural topographic features on the subject property, including, but not limited to, creeks, drainage ways as shown on the most recent USGS maps, wetlands as shown on the Local Wetland Inventory, and flood plains

Step 2: Finalize your land survey (plat)

Once you have tentative plan approval, you will work with the City’s Public Works Department and your land surveyor to finalize your land survey and record your plat.

Learn how to finalize your land survey

Contact us

Permit Application Center Planning Desk
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Salem OR 97301
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