Submittal Requirements - Subdivisions

Per Section 10-9-1.5(B)2. of the Unified Land Use Code (ULUC), these Submittal Requirements are established by the Director of Community Development and are intended to guide applicants and give all subdivision plats common formatting acceptable to the City of Littleton.

Applicable Processes


The Subdivision processes follow the City of Littleton’s Development Review Process.Table 10-9-3.9.1 Development Review Summary in the ULUC can be referred to for more details on each process.

  1. Pre-Application Meeting (Section 10-9-3.1) is required prior to Preliminary Plat applications. Request meeting via eTRAKiT.
  2. Submit Complete Application to city (Online via eTRAKiT)
    1. A customized list of submittal requirements is provided after a Pre-Application Meeting. 

Submittal Items


Submittal Item Administrative Plat Final Plat Preliminary Plat Technical Corrections to a Plat
1. Application Fees R R R R
2. Application Form (Online) R R R R
3. Construction Plans A
4. Drainage Analysis Letter A A A
5. Drainage Study - Conceptual A A A
6. Final Drainage Report A A A
7. Letter of Authorization A A A A
8. Mineral Rights Notification A
9.Notice to Mortgage and Lien Holders A A A
10.Open Space Exhibit A R R
11.Parcel Closure Sheet (Surveyor's closure calculations) R R R
12. Plat R R R A
13. Title Insurance Commitment R R R A
14. Traffic Impact Analysis A A A
15. Traffic Study A A A
16. Traffic Update Letter A A A
17. Trip Gen Letter A A A
18. Will-serve Letters (all utilities) R R R


Content & Formatting

Content & Formatting

Only complete applications will be accepted. The names of files uploaded into eTRAKiT should match the submittal item, as listed above. Extra verbiage or internal case numbers should be removed. Staff may require the applicant to submit additional information or exhibits in response to unique circumstances or based upon information received from referral agencies or other sources.

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Preliminary Plat
Condominium Plats
Technical Corrections to a Plat

General Requirements for All Administrative, Preliminary, & Final Plats

Cover Sheet – Sheet 1 of 2

  1. Title block (for new subdivisions):

    __________________ SUBDIVISION
    Insert subdivision type (e.g., Administrative Plat, Preliminary Plat or Final Plat)

    SW/4 of Sec. 9, T6 S, R67 W of the 6th P.M.,
    City of Littleton, County of <Insert County>, State of Colorado
    Insert Acreage
    Case Number: ____-______

  2. Title block (for amendments to subdivisions):

    _________________ SUBDIVISION, REPLAT (insert letter)
    Being a resubdivision of ________________ Subdivision, Insert Legal Description
    Insert subdivision type (Administrative Plat, Preliminary Plat or Final Plat)
    SW/4 of Sec. 9, T6 S, R67 W of the 6th P.M.,
    City of Littleton, County of <Insert County>, State of Colorado
    Insert Acreage
    Case Number ___-______

  3. Mineral estate owner certification blocks – 30 days prior to the first public hearing. - only if the subdivision involves the dedication of real property
  4. City certification blocks (Public Works Director, Community Development, and City Attorney)
  5. Property owner certification block(s) - Include the certification of dedication and ownership if easements or property are dedicated by the plat
  6. Mortgage holder certification block(s), if applicable
  7. Clerk and Recorder certification block (for the applicable County: Douglas or Jefferson). Arapahoe County does not require this certification block.
  8. Surveyor’s certification block
  9. Vicinity map (clearly show subject site, streets, street names, schools, parks, railroads, public transit facilities, other identifying features of the area and any other public facilities within ½ mile from the proposed subdivision)
  10. Scale – engineering scale - (BOTH written and graphic) not smaller than 1”=50” with 1”=20” being the desired scale
  11. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of the applicant, legal property owner, designer, surveyor, and or engineer
  12. Metes and bounds legal description including monumentation, by registered land surveyor, and the total number of acres to be subdivided

Sheet 2 of 2

  1. Title Block (for new subdivisions):

    __________________ SUBDIVISION
    Case Number:_____-_______

    Title block (for amendments to subdivisions):

    _________________ SUBDIVISION, REPLAT (insert letter)
    Case Number ___-______

  2. Proposed lot layouts
  3. Lot dimensions
  4. Lot areas (square feet and acres)
  5. Lot and block numbers
  6. Tracts (denoted by letters)
  7. Location of any watercourses or areas within a floodplain
  8. Show all adjacent and included right-of-way locations, dimensions of proposed streets, with delineation of proposed right-of-way dedication
  9. Names of existing and proposed streets
  10. Average lot size (residential subdivisions)
  11. Names, locations, and property lines of adjacent subdivisions, and the locations, and property lines of abutting unplatted tracts and public lands
  12. Reception numbers for all existing easements
  13. Blank lines for those easements to be dedicated by separate instrument
    <Type of Easement> Reception #: ______________
  14. Location, area, and dimensions of all parcels to be reserved for the common use of all property owners in the proposed subdivision and/or land to be dedicated for public parks, open space, schools, or other public uses
  15. Total summary chart example:

    Total Summary Chart

    Type Area (s.f.) Area (acres) Percentage of Total Area
    ROW(if applicable)
    TOTAL 100.00%
  16. Tract Table, if applicable.

    Tract Table

    Tract Purpose Ownership Maintenance Size (sf & ac)
    Tract A Open Space & Drainage
    Tract B Open Space
    Tract C Park
    Tract D Roadways
    Tract E Drainage

Preliminary Plat

In addition to all general requirements listed above, please include the following:

Cover Sheet (Sheet 1 of 2)

  1. Include the Planning Commission certification block.

Sheet 2 of 2

  1. Existing and proposed contours
  2. Tract areas (square feet and acres)
  3. Adjacent and included pedestrian ways
  4. Approximate locations of all building setback lines within and immediately adjacent to the subdivision
  5. Names, locations and property lines of adjacent subdivisions and the owners’ names, locations, and property lines of abutting unplatted tracts and public lands
  6. Existing zoning and uses on the subject property and all abutting property
  7. Building outline of all existing permanent structures located on the subject property to be retained
  8. Location, size, type, and, where applicable, grades of all adjacent and included existing utilities and easements, and all new utilities and easements proposed for the subject property, including fire hydrant locations and postal facilities
  9. Location of bridges, culverts, catch basins, and all other provisions for collecting and discharging surface and subsurface drainage

Condominium Plats

Condominium applications shall be prepared and submitted in compliance with the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Technical Corrections to a Plat

Applicants apply for an Administrative Adjustment with a corrected Final Plat or a suitable corrections document.


Glossary - Submittal Item Descriptions

  1. Application Fees: The Littleton City Code provides for the establishment and collection of fees for certain services by the Community Development Department. An applicant is responsible for providing title insurance and document recording fees. The applicant is also responsible for all costs related to public hearing notices.
  2. Application Form (Online): Completed form that lists the contact information for property owners and applicants, and a brief description of the applicable request.
  3. Construction Plans: Engineered Civil Construction Drawings for all site improvements required to serve a proposed development. Plans shall be stamped and certified by a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Colorado.
  4. Drainage Analysis Letter: A letter prepared by a Professional Engineer describing the future drainage patterns created by the proposed development.
  5. Drainage Study – Conceptual: A Drainage Study completed by a Professional Engineer describing the preliminary analysis and design of the drainage associated with the proposed development.
  6. Final Drainage Report: A detailed evaluation of how stormwater flow patterns and quantities change with a proposed project, together with the infrastructure to be constructed to convey those flows through the property. The report includes technical calculations and is certified by a Professional Engineer. See the city’s Storm Drainage Design and Technical Criteria for more detailed information.
  7. Letter of Authorization: Letter from the current property owner acknowledging and authorizing the application submission.
  8. Mineral Rights Notification Form: Certification form in compliance with Colorado Revised Statutes.
  9. Neighborhood Meeting Summary: Written summary of the Neighborhood Meeting that is required prior to a development application.
  10. Notice to Mortgage and Lien Holders: Provide a copy of the registered mail notice to any relevant entities regarding the application submission.
  11. Open Space Exhibit: A graphic or plat sheet that depicts how the required open space is provided.
  12. Parcel Closure Sheet (Surveyor's closure calculations): Measurements and calculations pertaining to the boundary closure of a subject property stamped by a registered surveyor.
  13. Plat: A document prepared by a licensed Colorado Surveyor that depicts, on a 24” x 36” page, depicting all proposed lots, tracts, private roads, public right-of-way, existing and proposed easements, and all other details required by the Unified Land Use Code. More details on the required content of these documents is found below.
  14. Title Insurance Commitment: A copy of a recent (within 90 days) title insurance commitment or policy issued by a company authorized to transact title insurance business in Colorado.
  15. Traffic Impact Analysis: An analysis completed by a Traffic Professional evaluating the potential impacts to the adjacent and surrounding roadway network resulting from a proposed development or redevelopment and identification of mitigation measures to address those impacts.
  16. Traffic Update Letter: A letter prepared by a Traffic Professional for a minor development or redevelopment either to update a previously completed Traffic Study or addressing specific areas of concern identified related to the proposed development.
  17. Traffic Study: A comprehensive Traffic Study may be required of a development depending on the size, land use, and location. This will require a discussion between the Traffic Professional for the development and city staff to identify the study area, evaluation assumptions, and analysis conditions that will need to be included in the study.
  18. Trip Generation Letter: An evaluation conducted by a Traffic Professional to identify the number of trips and potentially distribution of those trips in and around a development or redevelopment, either for the purpose of comparison between existing and proposed land uses, or to determine if additional traffic analysis is required.
  19. Will-serve Letters (all utilities): Letters from the relevant service providers stating their ability to serve a proposed development.