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We specialize in simplifying the complex process of property platting. Our expertise in land subdivision surveyor services, combined with an in-depth understanding of the City of Houston's planning regulations, ensures we provide exceptional turn-key solutions.

What is Platting?

Platting is the process of dividing land into parcels, mapping out land ownership, and establishing property boundaries. It is a critical step in land development, involving detailed documentation and approval from local authorities. Platting ensures legal recognition of land divisions, essential for real estate transactions and urban development.

Understanding Platting and Replatting

Whether you're exploring platting for the first time or dealing with the nuances of replatting property, our experienced team is ready to assist. We handle everything from initial consultations to final plat recording with meticulous precision, ensuring complex projects are navigated effectively.

Our Commitment to Texas

Our services extend beyond Harris County, offering comprehensive platting solutions across Texas. We demystify terms like 'plat map' and 'subdivision plat', facilitating a transparent process that culminates in the successful realization of your property development goals.

Contact South Texas Surveying

Embrace a hassle-free experience with our platting services. Reach out to discover how we can facilitate a seamless transition for your property, helping you achieve your development aspirations with our dedicated support in platting and replatting.

Simplified Platting and Replatting Services

At South Texas Surveying, our aim is to streamline the platting process for our clients across Texas, especially in the Houston area. Platting is a detailed process that provides a comprehensive map of your property, showing boundaries, ownership details, easements, and rights-of-way. This essential step in property development is expertly handled by our team, ensuring that all subdivision platting requirements are met with precision.

Working with the City of Houston planning department and navigating Harris County platting regulations is part of our expertise. We're here to manage the complexities from start to finish, whether it's drafting a plat map or guiding you through a replat.

For a straightforward, hassle-free platting service, contact South Texas Surveying. Let us support you in achieving your property development goals with our experienced land subdivision surveyor team.


What are the stages of the platting process?

  • Plat Preparation: Many cities and counties have their own set of requirements needed to submit a subdivision platting application.  Therefore, it is necessary to coordinate with engineers, architects, and owners, while simultaneously obtaining legal information, title reports, deeds, lienholder information, and other relevant information.
  • Variances:  A variance is an additional necessary application or documentation when requesting to deviate or waiver from a specific development requirement within the city or county.
  • Public Hearing:  This is process is necessary when re-platting if single-family restrictions existed within the original plat boundary.  Nearby residences will be notified of the public hearing and are open to voice input at the hearing on how the variance could potentially affect their neighborhood or property.
  • Plat Submission:  Submission of surveyed land platting and compiled necessary documents to local government agencies.
  • Recordation:  If the subdivision plat application is approved, the local government agency will finalize and record the final plat.

Platting FAQs

What is platting? -

A subdivision plat is a legal document that provides an accurate description of the land, including any easement restrictions, things, and access ways. It's essential to comply with restrictions and city ordinances, as well as to ensure that all property owners have access to utilities.

When is platting required? +

During the land development process in Texas, property plats are a necessary requirement, particularly when properties are being developed. Owners of property in unincorporated areas must report to the relevant county, while landowners in incorporated cities and towns must file plats with the appropriate municipality's planning department.

How long does the platting process take? +

The platting process typically takes three to four months but is ultimately up to the reviewing jurisdiction.

What is the role of a land surveyor in the platting process? +

A land surveyor is an essential part of the platting process. They conduct a survey of the property to determine its boundaries, potential issues, and any necessary easements. Land surveyors work closely with engineers, architects, developers, and owners to ensure compliance with all regulations and provide accurate boundary decisions that can be used for various purposes, including property development, land sales, and legal documentation.

What are the common challenges of the platting process? +

The platting process can be complex and time-consuming, with several challenges that may arise. Some common challenges include compliance with city ordinances, coordination with utility companies. As well as communicating with architects and engineers to ensure that all stakeholders are in agreement with the proposed property development plan.

Don't wait any longer, let's get started on your property development journey!

Looking for professional platting services in Texas?

Look no further than South Texas Surveying, with over 40 years of experience, we are bonded and insured to offer reliable and fast land surveying services for all property types. Our expertise includes ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, Category 1A Condition II surveys, residential surveys, topographic surveys, construction surveys, and elevation certificates.

Whether you need platting services for small or large acreage vacant tracts, multifamily properties, apartment complexes, shopping centers, hospitals, office buildings, industrial sites, or cell towers, we have you covered. Our family is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to each and every client, and we take pride in our name.

When you choose South Texas Surveying for your platting services, you can rest assured that we will give your project our all. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you optimize your property for success.



Bill Turner

Commercial Real Estate Developer

As a commercial real estate developer, I have worked with South Texas Surveying for several years now, and I can't recommend their platting services enough. Their team is highly skilled and experienced, and Jason always goes above and beyond to ensure compliance with city ordinances and utility regulations. I'm impressed with their attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality property plats.

Ryan Mills

Civil Engineer

South Texas Surveying is my go-to land surveying company for all my platting. As a civil engineer, I've worked on numerous land development projects, and I know firsthand how critical accurate property plats are. The team at South Texas Surveying is highly professional, reliable, and always delivers accurate and timely plats. Jason is easy to work with and always makes the time to answer any questions I have. I highly recommend their platting services.

Michael Johnson

Residential Developer

I recently acquired a large tract of land for residential development, and I knew I needed a reliable land surveying company to help me with the platting process. South Texas Surveying exceeded my expectations. From the initial consultation to the final plat recording, they were highly communicative, professional, and delivered accurate property plats. Their expertise and attention to detail saved me a lot of time and money. I highly recommend their platting services to anyone in need of a land surveyor.

Sarah Brown

Property Owner

I needed platting services to comply with city ordinances and ensure that my property was properly subdivided. I found South Texas Surveying online and was impressed with their experience and reviews. They did not disappoint. Their team was highly professional and delivered accurate a property plat in a timely manner. I highly recommend their platting services.


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