The Michigan Legislative Website data sources are undergoing upgrades. Thank you for your patience as we work through any issues.

Go To Top capitol dome
Michigan Legislature
Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 123 of 2019
House: Adjourned until Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM
Senate: Adjourned until Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Michigan Legislature

Main Content

MCL Index

Show update info: 
NOTE: Dates reflect any modification to item, not necessarily a change in law.

Act 172 of 1929 ‑ Repealed-THE PLAT ACT OF 1929 (560.1 - 560.80)
Act 288 of 1967 ‑ LAND DIVISION ACT (560.101 - 560.293)
     288‑1967‑GENERAL‑PROVISIONS ‑ GENERAL PROVISIONS (560.101...560.109b)
          Section 560.101 ‑ Short title.
          Section 560.102 ‑ Definitions.
          Section 560.103 ‑ Subdivisions of land; surveys and plats, requirements.
          Section 560.104 ‑ Replats; requirements; vacation of original plat.
          Section 560.105 ‑ Preliminary or final plat; approval; conditions.
          Section 560.106 ‑ Approving authorities; limitation on powers of approval or rejection.
          Section 560.107 ‑ Preliminary plat; submission, discretion.
          Section 560.108 ‑ Parent parcel or parent tract; number of parcels resulting from division; limitations; requirements.
          Section 560.109 ‑ Approval or disapproval of proposed division; requirements; exemption from platting requirements; notice of transfer; form; sale of unplatted land; statement contained in deed; ordinance; approval not determination of compliance; effect of failure to comply.
          Section 560.109a ‑ Parcel less than 1 acre.
          Section 560.109b ‑ Parcels of 20 or more acres.
     288‑1967‑PRELIMINARY‑PLATS ‑ PRELIMINARY PLATS (560.111...560.120)
          Section 560.111 ‑ Preliminary plat; specifications; requirements; preapplication review meeting.
          Section 560.112 ‑ Preliminary plat; tentative approval; time period; extension.
          Section 560.112a ‑ Preliminary plat; submission of copies to officer or agency; review and action; time period.
          Section 560.113 ‑ Preliminary plat; county road commissioner's approval or rejection.
          Section 560.114 ‑ Preliminary plat; county drain commissioner's approval or rejection.
          Section 560.115 ‑ Preliminary plat; state transportation department's approval or rejection.
          Section 560.116 ‑ Preliminary plat; department of environmental quality's approval or rejection.
          Section 560.117 ‑ Preliminary plat; approval or rejection; fees; disposition of fees.
          Section 560.118 ‑ Preliminary plat; health department's approval or rejection.
          Section 560.119 ‑ Preliminary plat; submission to county plat board and public utilities.
          Section 560.120 ‑ Final approval; proprietor's rights and duties; procedure; time period; extension.
     288‑1967‑SURVEYS ‑ SURVEYS (560.125...560.126)
          Section 560.125 ‑ Survey requirements; monuments.
          Section 560.126 ‑ Survey accuracy.
     288‑1967‑FINAL‑PLATS ‑ FINAL PLATS (560.131...560.198)
          Section 560.131 ‑ General survey requirements; date of expiration of approval.
          Section 560.132 ‑ Plats; specifications.
          Section 560.133 ‑ Final plat; caption.
          Section 560.134 ‑ Final plat; description of land.
          Section 560.135 ‑ Map and engineering requirements.
          Section 560.136 ‑ Final plat; exterior boundaries; requirements, specifications.
          Section 560.137 ‑ Final plat; public and private grounds, streets, roads and alleys.
          Section 560.138 ‑ Final plat; flood plains.
          Section 560.139 ‑ Public utilities; easements.
          Section 560.140 ‑ Lots and outlots; description.
          Section 560.141 ‑ Improvements.
          Section 560.142 ‑ Certificate required for recording.
          Section 560.143 ‑ Surveyor's certificate.
          Section 560.144 ‑ Proprietor's certificate.
          Section 560.145 ‑ County treasurer's certificate.
          Section 560.146 ‑ County drain commissioner's certificate.
          Section 560.147 ‑ County road commissioner's certificate.
          Section 560.148 ‑ Municipality governing board's certificate.
          Section 560.149 ‑ County plat board's certificate.
          Section 560.150 ‑ State highway commission's certificate.
          Section 560.151 ‑ Certificate signed by director of department of energy, labor, and economic growth; approval of plat.
          Section 560.161 ‑ Approval; general requirements.
          Section 560.162 ‑ Drain commissioner; number of copies.
          Section 560.163 ‑ Drain commissioner; approval procedure.
          Section 560.164 ‑ Board of county road commissioners; submission of plat.
          Section 560.165 ‑ Board of county road commissioners; approval procedure.
          Section 560.166 ‑ Municipality governing body; submission of plat.
          Section 560.167 ‑ Municipality governing body; approval procedure.
          Section 560.167a ‑ State transportation department; receipt of plat.
          Section 560.168 ‑ Forwarding to county plat board; procedure of board.
          Section 560.169 ‑ Forwarding approval and plat copies to state administrator.
          Section 560.169a ‑ Repealed. 1993, Act 67, Eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
          Section 560.170 ‑ Repealed. 2004, Act 525, Eff. July 1, 2005.
          Section 560.171 ‑ Department of labor and economic growth; plat approval or rejection; recording.
          Section 560.172 ‑ Register of deeds; recordings; notice to director of department of energy, labor, and economic growth.
          Section 560.173 ‑ Director of department of energy, labor, and economic growth; procedure following notice of recording.
          Section 560.181 ‑ Final plat; streets, alleys, roads and highways; general requirements.
          Section 560.182 ‑ Final plat; streets, alleys, and roads; municipal requirements; deposit; rebate; rejection of plat; circumstances.
          Section 560.183 ‑ Final plat; highways, streets, and alleys; private roads; county road commission requirements; “county road commission” defined.
          Section 560.184 ‑ State highways; dedication; other highways and streets.
          Section 560.186 ‑ Final plat; lots and outlots; waiver; applicability of subsection (3); maintaining recorded plat.
          Section 560.188 ‑ Improvements.
          Section 560.190 ‑ Public utility easements.
          Section 560.192 ‑ Storm water drainage requirements as condition of final plat approval.
          Section 560.192a ‑ Operation and maintenance of retention basins; annual appropriation; creation of special assessment district; establishment of boundaries; hearing on creation of district; duties of governing body creating district; hearing on objections to cost, roll, or spreading of assessment; manner and time assessments due, collected, and returned; notice of hearing; exclusion.
          Section 560.194 ‑ Flood plains; prohibit occupancy; alterations.
          Section 560.196 ‑ Subdivision names; consecutive numbering of additions.
          Section 560.198 ‑ Correction of errors; surveyor's affidavit.
     288‑1967‑ASSESSORS‑PLATS ‑ ASSESSOR'S PLATS (560.201...560.213)
          Section 560.201 ‑ Assessor's plat; compliance; conditions for ordering; resolution; report; estimated cost.
          Section 560.201a ‑ Assessor's plat; additional conditions for ordering.
          Section 560.201b ‑ Assessor's plat; additional conditions for ordering.
          Section 560.202 ‑ Name and boundary description; plat made by surveyor.
          Section 560.203 ‑ Assessor's plat; payment of costs and expenses; cost charged to land.
          Section 560.204 ‑ Survey requirements; setting of monuments.
          Section 560.205 ‑ Notice to proprietors.
          Section 560.206 ‑ Reconciliation of boundaries within plat.
          Section 560.207 ‑ Boundaries and numbering of lots within plat.
          Section 560.208 ‑ Surveyor's certificate.
          Section 560.209 ‑ Filing; county road commission approval; publication; action to correct plat.
          Section 560.210 ‑ Local authorities approval; acknowledgment; review by director of energy, labor, and economic growth; recording.
          Section 560.211 ‑ Recording; notification of local authorities; apportionment of taxes.
          Section 560.212 ‑ References to plat descriptions; use; plats as evidence.
          Section 560.213 ‑ Plat recorded after tax day; substitution of plat description; certification of acquisition of public lands.
     288‑1967‑PLAT‑CHANGES ‑ PLAT CHANGES (560.221...560.229)
          Section 560.221 ‑ Vacation, correction, or revision of plat.
          Section 560.222 ‑ Complaint; filing.
          Section 560.222a ‑ Public utility easement as part of recorded plat; relinquishment by written agreement; parties; requirements.
          Section 560.223 ‑ Complaint; contents.
          Section 560.224 ‑ Repealed. 1978, Act 367, Imd. Eff. July 22, 1978.
          Section 560.224a ‑ Joinder of parties defendant.
          Section 560.225 ‑ Repealed. 1978, Act 367, Imd. Eff. July 22, 1978.
          Section 560.226 ‑ Trial and hearing; order to vacate, correct, or revise recorded plat; exceptions; plat recording resulting in loss of public access to lake or stream; reservation of easement; operation and maintenance of property by state or local unit; effect of noncompliance with subsection (4); closure of road ending; proceedings.
          Section 560.227 ‑ Repealed. 1978, Act 367, Imd. Eff. July 22, 1978.
          Section 560.227a ‑ Vesting of title upon vacation of plat, street, or alley; legal description of abutting lot.
          Section 560.228 ‑ Recording of judgment.
          Section 560.229 ‑ Preparation and form of new plat; filing copies; caption; approval; distribution of copies; fees.
          Section 560.241 ‑ Submission of final plat; filing and recording fee; state plat review fee; disposition of fee.
          Section 560.241a ‑ Repealed. 1993, Act 67, Eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
          Section 560.242 ‑ Director of department of energy, labor, and economic growth; records and indexing; fees.
          Section 560.243 ‑ Register of deeds; maintaining permanent file; expense; fee.
          Section 560.244 ‑ Proprietor's copy.
          Section 560.245 ‑ Abstract of title or title policy; attorney's opinion in lieu of abstract.
          Section 560.246 ‑ Governing body; fees.
          Section 560.247 ‑ County plat board; compensation.
          Section 560.248 ‑ County road commission; fees.
          Section 560.249 ‑ Board of supervisors; fees.
          Section 560.251 ‑ Recorded plats; evidence.
          Section 560.252 ‑ Instruments affecting title; prohibit recording unless plat recorded.
          Section 560.253 ‑ Dedication of plats; reservation of mineral rights.
          Section 560.254 ‑ Restrictions; enforcement.
          Section 560.255 ‑ Lot numbers use.
          Section 560.255a ‑ Land revised, altered, or vacated by order of circuit court in county in which land situated.
          Section 560.255b ‑ Presumption of acceptance of land dedicated to use of public; rebuttal.
          Section 560.256 ‑ Opening, vacating, extending, widening, or changing name of street or alley; recording certified copy of ordinance or resolution; copy to director of energy, labor, and economic growth.
          Section 560.257 ‑ Discontinuance of street, alley, or other public land; reservation of easement; recording resolution or ordinance; copy to director of energy, labor, and economic growth.
          Section 560.258 ‑ Public lands; agreements for maintenance.
          Section 560.259 ‑ Minimum standards.
     288‑1967‑PENALTIES ‑ PENALTIES (560.261...560.293)
          Section 560.261 ‑ Sale of land; written disclosures to buyer; voidability of sale.
          Section 560.262 ‑ Monuments; removal or disturbance.
          Section 560.263 ‑ Lots; further division; regulation.
          Section 560.264 ‑ Sale of land; noncompliance with act; penalty.
          Section 560.265 ‑ Enforcement of act; injunctive proceedings; venue.
          Section 560.266 ‑ Enforcement of act; prosecution, venue.
          Section 560.267 ‑ Sale of lands in violation of act; voidability of sale.
          Section 560.290 ‑ Department of energy, labor, and economic growth; employee in charge of plat section; qualifications.
          Section 560.291 ‑ Plats in process, approval.
          Section 560.292 ‑ Plat recorded under former 1839 PA 91; conflict or inconsistency.
          Section 560.293 ‑ Effective date.

up icon