Property Development 

 

  On December 7, 1998, the Montgomery County Commission adopted a resolution governing lot size for development of subdivisions located outside the legal jurisdiction of any municipality in Montgomery County.  This resolution requires a minimum lot size of one (1) acre with a minimum of one hundred (100) feet of road frontage for proposed subdivisions to be served by on-site sewage disposal systems and parallels present requirements for areas zoned Agricultural within the City of Montgomery police jurisdiction that would be served by on-site sewage disposal systems.

Montgomery County will assum maintenance of a subdivision if certain developmental criteria are met such as State of Alabama, Act 97-422, regarding platting of property, that was revised on August 1, 1997, to include the following requirements:

1.    The County Engineer or his designee must review all proposed
        plats and certify to the County Commission wheather the plat
        meets the County's regulations.

2.    At least ten (10) days prior to presentation of the plat to the County
        Commission for their consideration, notice of the County Engineer's
        approval or disapproval must be sent by certified mail to the owner
        or developer as shown on the plat, to the property owners 
        immediately adjoining the platted land, and to each utility affected.

3.    After the ten (10) day notice period and if the proposal meets the
        County's regulations, it shall be approved by the County
        Commission.

4.    If the plat is approved by the County Commission, the plat is then
        filed in the County Probate Office.

5.    The new law is not applicable to subdivisions situated inside the
        corporated limits of any municipality in the County or sale, deed,
        or transfer of land by the owner to an immediate family member.


Criteria relative to curb and gutter and right-of-way was established by resolution of the County Commission on January 8, 1990, and is as follows:

1.    Lots within the police jurisdiction with less than two acres, must 
        have a 50-foot right-of-way, curb and gutter is required with a 
        31-foot pavement back to back of curb with sidwalk.  Lot size is
        governed by the City Planning Commission.

2.    Lots within the police jurisdiction with two acres or more, must 
        have a 60-foot right-of-way, with ditch section and 24-foot 
        pavement without sidewalks.

3.    Lots outside the police jurisdiction must have a 60-foot right-of-
        way, with ditch section and 20-foot pavement without sidewalks.
        Lot size is governed by the Health Department.

4.    All drainage ditches must be concrete lined to be County approved
        for maintenance. Any other questions concerning the criteria for
        County maintained subdivision development, please contact the
        County Engineer at (334)832-1310.