The City of Sherman regulates subdivision platting within its city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) through an adopted subdivision ordinance. The ETJ of the City of Sherman is the unincorporated area that lies between the existing city limits or corporate boundary and extending outward to a perimeter 2 miles from the corporate boundary. A subdivision plat is a survey, prepared by a licensed registered surveyor of property describing the dimension and location of lot lines, streets and easements.
State law requires every owner of any tract of land who divides that tract into two or more parts, to first file a plat. The platting process also ensures that all lots comply with Sherman’s Comprehensive Master Plan and other development regulations. Plats are reviewed for compliance with regulations regarding minimum lot size and lot width, street access and size, utility provisions and drainage and flood protection.