Subdivision & Land Development Reviews

NOTICE:
The Montgomery County Planning Commission is following the county’s recommendations to protect the public and our staff during the novel coronavirus crisis by minimizing social contact. Our office is not open to the public, but we are conducting business through phone and email contact. Please call our office at 610-278-3722 and leave a message or send an email to planning@montcopa.org.

How to Submit a Plan for Stamp and Seal
If you need to get a plan stamped and sealed as part of a final plan recording with the Recorder of Deeds, you will need to mail all submission materials rolled in a tube to the Recorder of Deeds where it will be facilitated through the Planning Commission and Board of Assessment internally for all required approvals. Click here for a guide to the required materials, see our original Procedures for Recording Plans. 

Recorder of Deeds are mailing addresses:

USPS
Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds
One Montgomery Plaza, Suite 303
PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404

UPS/FEDEX
Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds
425 Swede Street; Swede and Airy Streets
One Montgomery Plaza, Suite 303
Norristown, PA 19401

Submitting Subdivision & Land Development Proposals


The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), Act 247, requires all subdivision and land development proposals to be submitted to the county Planning Commission for review prior to municipal action. The county review is advisory only and final approval for any proposal is made by the municipality.

New Digital Process for Submitting Proposals and Fee Payment


As of May 1, 2018, MCPC requires municipalities to submit Act 247 proposals online through a 247 Submission Portal which municipal staff are registered to use. Applicants are required to submit any plans or associated documents as digital pdfs to the municipality along with an Applicant Request for County Review Form. Applicants are also no longer asked to submit county fee payments at the time of their submission. Instead, the applicant’s representative will be emailed a request for payment after a proposal is submitted and verified by MCPC. The request will include a summary of the proposal and instructions for how to pay. Applicants will be able to pay online via credit card or electronic check or offline through a physical check or money order.

ACT 247 REVIEW GUIDELINES


These guidelines provide information regarding review time limits, procedures, and additional fees. 

Act 247 Fee Schedule


The fees listed on the Act 247 Fee Schedule will apply to each subdivision or land development submitted to MCPC for review.

Act 247 Monthly Reports and Annual Summaries


We prepare monthly reports and annual summaries that contain information on projects submitted to the Planning Commission for review as required by the MPC.

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