Subdivision Review Process

The Pitt County Development Ordinances, especially the Subdivision, Manufactured Home Park, and Multifamily Ordinances, require the submittal of plats or plans to the Planning Department for review.


The ordinances provide minimum guidelines that must be addressed by the developer to ensure that the public health, safety, and welfare are adequately protected. The Department's review of the plats and plans ensures that each proposed development meets the specific standards outlined in the appropriate ordinance.
A house sits on a plot of land in a subdivision

Types of Subdivisions

  • Minor Subdivision - 9 lots or less with no new street(s).
  • Major Subdivision - All others
  1. Plat Procedure - Minor
  2. Plat Procedure - Major
  3. Construction Plan - Major
  4. Final Plat Procedure

Preliminary Plat Procedure for Minor Subdivisions

  1. Submit 5 copies of Preliminary Plat to Pitt County Planning Department along with appropriate fee and preliminary plat application (PDF).
  2. Preliminary Plat is reviewed by Planning staff for compliance with the Subdivision Ordinance regulations.
  3. Preliminary Plat copies are transmitted to the applicable reviewing and regulatory agencies such as:
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service
    • North Carolina Department of Transportation
    • Pitt County Emergency Services Department
    • Pitt County Engineering Department
    • Pitt County Environmental Health Division
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • U.S. Postal Service
    • Utility Providers
  4. Preliminary Plat is acted upon by Planning staff as approved, conditionally approved, or disapproved. Comments, requirements, and recommendations from Planning staff and review agencies are compiled into a list and forwarded to the developer and surveyor/engineer as part of a conditional approval.
  5. If conditionally approved, developer may proceed with Final Plat Procedure.