Subdivision Regulations

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Subdivision Regulations are found on Chapter 42 of the Dallas County Code of Ordinance and enforced by the Department of Planning and Development. Dallas County has adopted these regulations as minimum requirements for the regulation and control of land subdivision within the unincorporated area of the county. They are intended to:

  1. Establish standards for logical, sound and economical development.
  2. Provide for adequate light, air and privacy, to secure safety from fire, flood and other danger, to prevent population congestion and overcrowding of the land, to provide orderly expansion and extension of community services and facilities at no minimum cost and maximum convenience.
  3. Provide for the proper arrangement of streets and highways in relation to those existing or planned and to provide for the most beneficial relationship between the use of land, buildings, traffic, and pedestrian movements.
  4. Improve the quality of life through protection of the total environment, including the prevention of air, water, light, and noise pollution, the prevention of soil erosion, and the preservation of natural beauty and topography.
  5. Ensure appropriate surveying of land preparing and recording of plats and the equitable handling of all subdivision plats by providing uniform procedures and standards for observance by both Dallas County and developers.

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