Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Plat Definition:

A subdivision map prepared for approval by a governmental authority.

Also known in some jurisdictions as a plot.

In Nashville v Bary Construction, Justice William Koch of the Court of Appeals of Tennessee defined the word at footnote #12 of the Court's judgment:

"The word plat is a term of art in the planning profession that generally refers to a subdivision map prepared for approval by a governmental authority.

"It connotes the map depicting the manner in which property has been subdivided."

REFERENCES:

  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County v. Barry Construction Company, Inc., 240 SW 3d 840 (2007)

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