14.03.050 Final plat approval.
(a) Submission. If the final plat is not submitted within 36 months after the last required approval of the preliminary plat, the County Board may refuse to approve the final plat or may extend the time for submission of the final plat, as provided in Section 236.11(1)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes (see Illustration No. 2).
(b) The Objecting Agencies shall, within 20 days of the date of receiving their copies of the final plat, notify the subdivider and all other approving and objecting agencies, including the County zoning committee and town board, of any objections. If there are no objections, they shall so certify on the face of the copy of the plat and shall return that copy to the Wisconsin Department of Administration, who shall certify the plat and provide notice to the County zoning committee. If an objecting agency fails to act within 20 days and the Department of Administration fails to act within 30 days from the date on which they received the copy or copies of plat, they shall be deemed to have no objection to the plat and, upon demand, the Department of Administration shall so certify on the face of the plat.
(c) The County Zoning Committee shall, within 30 days of the date of filing of the final plat with the County zoning administrator and after considering a recommendation from the affected town, recommend approval, conditional approval, or rejection of the plat and shall transmit the final plat and application along with its recommendations to the County Board.
(d) Notification. The County zoning committee shall, when it determines to recommend approval or rejection of the plat to the County Board, give at least 10 days prior written notice of its recommendation to the clerk of any municipality within 1,000 feet of the plat, but failure to give such notice shall not invalidate the plat.
(e) The County Board shall, in accordance with Section 236.11(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, within 60 days of the date of filing the original final plat with the County zoning administrator, approve or reject such plat unless the time is extended by written agreement with the subdivider. If the plat is rejected, the reasons shall be stated in the minutes of the meeting and a written statement of the reasons forwarded to the subdivider and surveyor. The County Board may not inscribe its approval on the final plat unless the County clerk certifies on the face of the plat that no objections have been filed within 20 days or, if filed, have been met, and the County treasurer certifies that there are no unpaid taxes or special assessments on any of the lands included in the plat.
(f) Failure of the County Board to act within 60 days, the time having not been extended and no unsatisfied objections having been filed and all fees payable by the subdivider having been paid,, shall constitute approval of the final plat.
(g) Recordation. After the final plat has been approved by the County Board and required improvements as shall be required by the County or town, or both, either installed or a contract and sureties insuring their installation is filed, the County clerk shall cause the certificate inscribed upon the plat attesting to such approval to be duly executed and the plat returned to the subdivider for recording with the County Register of Deeds at the subdivider’s expense. The Register of Deeds shall not record the plat unless it is offered for recording within 12 months after the date of the last approval and within 36 months after the date of the first approval, as required by Section 236.25(2)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(h) Copies. The subdivider shall file a digital file, compatible with the County digital system, and adequate true copies of the recorded final plat with the County zoning administrator for distribution to the town clerk, County treasurer, County highway commissioner, County engineer, County surveyor, and other affected County departments for their files. [Code § 14.03-5, 2018.]