Every subdivision of land within the corporate area of Alton shall be shown on a plat and submitted to the City for its approval or disapproval in accordance with the provisions of Title 12 of the Code. No plat shall be recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Deeds and no lots shall be sold from such plat unless and until it is approved as provided for in Title 12 of the City Code of Ordinances.


1) Prior to submitting an application, the applicant shall schedule a pre-application conference to meet with the Deputy Director of Planning & Development and other applicable City departments to discuss the proposal, review the procedures, and obtain the appropriate application form and procedure guidelines. Incomplete applications and plats not meeting subdivision regulations will not be forwarded to the Council for referral to the Plan Commission for consideration.
2) Review & Approval
a) The City Council shall refer all subdivision plats to Plan Commission for review. Plan Commission shall make a recommendation to the City Council. Plan Commission Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 PM at City Hall. Notification of the hearing will be sent to surrounding property owners within 250 feet by mail, and will appear in a newspaper of general circulation at least 15 days prior to the meeting.
b) The City Council will review and consider approval of all subdivision plats following recommendation from the Plan Commission. City Council Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 PM at City Hall.
Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to record the plat with the County Recorder within 60 days of approval and supply the City with three (3) copies of the recorded plat within 15 days from the date of recording.

As established in Title 12, Chapter 1, Section 7 Fees, of the Municipal Code of Ordinances.
Plat Review Fees
− Preliminary Plat: $250
− Engineering Plans: $250
− Final Plat: $250