Engineering Department

The Engineering Department oversees regulation of development and subdivision processes. We also create and provide mapping of streets and land use districts. Our mapping includes Geographic Information System (GIS) component

Official public maps including sewer system, garbage & recycling pickup, parks, paths and schools.

Click here to download the Residential Erosion Control Plan form and rosion & Sediment Control Permit Application

Plat / Land Use Application Process

The Preliminary Application is due 29 days prior to the Land Use Commission meeting. Once approved, the final application is due 14 days prior to the City Council meeting. The minimum length of time from preliminary application to final approval is about 45 days. Applications are due by 2:00pm on the deadline. All items listed in the submission materials checklist shall be included or the application will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Upcoming Preliminary Plat Application Deadline
Deadline of April 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
For Land Use Meeting May 9, 2017
Upcoming Final Plat Application Deadline
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For City Council Meeting January 1, 1970
Upcoming Land Use Meetings
April 11, 2017
May 09, 2017
June 13, 2017
July 11, 2017
August 08, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 12, 2017
January 09, 2018
Upcoming City Council Meetings
April 05, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 03, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 07, 2017
June 21, 2017
July 05, 2017
July 19, 2017
August 02, 2017
August 16, 2017

Land Development / Subdivision Guidelines

There are several land development activities that are regulated by Title 17 of the Chubbuck Municipal Code. Land subdivision and development for residential use is the most common development activity falling under Title 17. However, commercial development of land, whether or not a subdivision of land is involved, is also regulated by Title 17. Title 17 is commonly referred to as the “platting” or “subdivision” regulation. Following are guidelines intended to help owners and developers understand the process.

Subdivision Plat Fee Schedule
Final Plat $258 plus $15 per lot
Planned Unit Development (PUD) $530
Preliminary Plat $203 plus $5 per lot

Informal Development Review:

The owner and/or developer should meet with the city engineering staff to review development proposal. This review will assure that the development proposal conforms with the city’s Comprehensive Plan and can be in compliance with all applicable laws and ordinances. It will also determine whether or not a preliminary plat must be submitted to the city, which in almost all cases is required.

The owner or developer should be prepared with submission materials and information, to be able to answer questions such as the nature of the land use, municipal service, public utilities required, vehicular or pedestrian traffic patterns, the nature or structures and improvements on the properties, lot and block layout, open space for recreational use and public facilities, relationship with the proposed land use and development with adjoining properties.

If a preliminary plat is required, the developer or owner must prepare it and a master plan for submission to the city. Preliminary plats are normally prepared by a licensed engineer or land surveyor. Preparation of the preliminary plat could involve several days to several weeks and adequate timing must be allowed. City engineering staff can assist the owner or developer in making sure that all of the required information is included with the preliminary plat, per Title 17.12.010-190.

Preliminary Plat Submission:

DJI00397The owner or developer shall submit to the City Clerk copies of the preliminary plat and supporting information along with an application for plat review. Plat review fees will also be collected at that time. Preliminary plat review fees are $203.00 plus $5.00 per lot. A preliminary plat and application for plat review must be submitted to the City Clerk on the scheduled date prior to the next regular meeting of the Land Use and Development Commission. However, if the development also requires a change in Land Use District, the preliminary plat application together with an application to change the Land Use District must be submitted to the City on the scheduled date in advance of the next regularly scheduled Land Use and Development Commission meeting.

Preliminary Plat Approval:

Duly submitted plats are scheduled for Public Hearing and review before the Land Use and Development Commission and the City Council. Normal procedure is to hold a Public Hearing before the Land Use and Development Commission on it’s next regular meeting, at which time, the Land Use and Development Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council for approval or disapproval and forwards all materials to the City Council. The City Council will then hold a Public Hearing at their next regularly scheduled meeting. The City Council will make a decision following that Public Hearing process. In cases of complex or controversial developments, either or both the Land Use and Development Commission or the City Council may choose to take the development under advisement for a period of time, making the decision at a later date. The decision, in either case, must be made within 45 days following submission to either group. Approval by the City Council and the preliminary plat is valid for a period of six (6) months. This approval period may be extended one time for another six (6) month period. If the developer has not submitted a final plat at the end of either approval period, the preliminary plat approval expires. Following preliminary plat approval, the developer’s engineer prepares the final plat. Preparation of the final plat includes an accurate land survey of the development property.

Final Plat Approval:

When the engineer has completed the development construction drawings and the final plat, those materials are submitted to the city engineer to be sure that they comply with city improvement standard Title 16 and the regulations for final plats. Final plat review fees are $258.00 plus $15.00 per lot. Following correction of errors and deficiencies, the city engineer submits the final plat to the City Council for final approval. This process can take one to two weeks. Please allow adequate time. Following approval of the final plat, the developer’s engineer prepares the final plat, and obtains all necessary signatures and is then recorded at the County Recorder’s office. Building permits in the development will not be issued until the final plat is both approved and recorded and all public improvements are made and dedicated to the city, per Title 17.12.200-330.

Title 18.20.020-110 addresses the development of PUD’s. These are special cases of

Planned Unit Developments:

subdivisions where the development is created with a plan to include a blend of uses, which may include residential, commercial and light industrial. PUD’s also include amenities such as: common areas, special buffers, recreation areas, creative use of resources, etc. In exchange for these amenities, the PUD can be offered up to 25% increase in density, modified street standards, allowances to use zero lot line construction and other considerations that are more precisely defined within the code. It is important to realize that all PUD’s require a plat and a development plan to be part of the application.

Commercial Developments:

Commercial developments are also required to be submitted to Design Review. After an application has been made, a developer can petition the design review committee to accept the proposal of a commercial development, without having to appear before the Land Use and Development Commission and City Council. This process is for those applications where no platting nor change in zoning is necessary. In the event a zone change is required, the developer must also appear before the Land Use and Development Commission and City Council.

Application Deadlines:

The Land Use and Development Commission (LUDC) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Both meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 5160 Yellowstone Avenue. The preliminary plat and application for plat review must be submitted to the City Clerk on the scheduled date prior to the next regular meeting of the Land Use and Development Commission. However, if the development also requires a change in Land Use District, the preliminary plat application together with an application to change the Land Use District must be submitted to the City on the scheduled date in advance of the next regularly scheduled Land Use and Development Commission meeting.