REGULATIONS FOR SUBDIVISIONS AND MANUFACTURED
HOME RENTAL COMMUNITIES
In general, when land located outside the limits of a municipality is divided
into two or more parts, or tracts, the Commissioners Court is required by state
law to review the proposed subdivision. The owner of the land must have a Plat
of the proposed subdivision prepared and must submit it, along with other
required documents, to the Department of Public Works. To view the Nueces
County Subdivision Regulations click on
A plat is not required if certain conditions listed in the Nueces County
Subdivision Regulations are met.
Review And Approval Of Plats
The Department of Public Works will review the Plat to assure that it conforms
to the Nueces County Subdivision Regulations. Upon completion of the review the
Plat will be presented to the Commissioners Court for approval.
Filing And Recording Of Plats
Once the Commissioners Court approves the Plat the owner must have it filed and
recorded with the County Clerk.
Subdivisions In Floodplains And Coastal High Hazard Areas
If the proposed subdivision is within a floodplain or a coastal high hazard
area then the provisions of the Floodplain Damage Prevention Ordinance and/or
the Nueces County Beach Management Plan may apply.
MANUFACTURED HOME RENTAL COMMUNITIES
A Manufactured Home Rental Community is a plot or tract of land that is
separated into two or more spaces or lots that are rented, leased, or offered
for rent or lease, for a term of less than 60 months without a purchase option,
for the installation of manufactured homes for use and occupancy as residences.
Infrastructure Development Plan
A property as defined above is not subject to the Platting requirements but
must have an Infrastructure Development Plan (IDP) prepared and submitted to
the Department of Public Works. To view the regulations for Manufactured Home
Rental Communities and the Infrastructure Development Plan click on
The IDP must address a number of items, including:
The location of streets, easements, and any public dedications.
Size and location of rental spaces.
Legal description and boundary of the development.
Provisions for water supply, wastewater disposal, and electrical service.
Construction plans for roadway access.
Drainage Design Plans.
APPROVAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Periodic inspections may be conducted by the Department of Public Works. Upon
completion of the work the owner must send a written notice to the Department
of Public Works requesting a final inspection. If the work is in conformance
with the IDP the County Engineer will issue a Certificate of Compliance. The
owner must provide a copy of the Certificate of Compliance to the various
utilities before they will provide services.