Required Signature Stamps & Notes For Survey Plats

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
jhagerman@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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The following are standard stamps and notes that may be on survey plats submitted to the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC)  for recording certification. These stamps are those of particular interest to City Engineering. The "City of Knoxville Engineering Department" stamp must be included on all plats within the City of Knoxville. The other stamps and notes must be included depending on the requirements for each individual plat.

Please refer to the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission Minimum Subdivision Regulation [PDF] and the City of Knoxville Land Development Manual and Stormwater and Street Ordinance [PDF] for further guidance concerning the following stamps.

REQUIRED STAMPS

#1 City of Knoxville Engineering Department
The Knoxville Engineering Department hereby approves this plat
on this the___________day of ________________________,
20___.

____________________________________
Engineering Director
#2 Guarantee of Completion of Drainage Systems
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that a bond or other security has
been posted with the appropriate agency to insure completion and
stabilization of all stormwater facilities as shown on the
stormwater plans which were approved the the___________day of
________________________, 20___.

Signed:_______________________________ Date:___________________

Dept:_________________________________ Title:___________________
#3 Guarantee of Completion of Streets and Related Improvements
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that a bond or other security has
been posted with the appropriate agency to insure completion of all
streets and related improvements including indicated permanent
reference markers and monuments, benchmarks and property
monuments in this subdivision in accordance with required
standards and specifications.

Signed:____________________
Date:___________________

Dept:______________________
Title:___________________
#4 Special Pollution Abatement Permit
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the stormwater quality
facilities shown  on this plat have been approved by Special
Pollution Abatement Permit  No. __________, approved by the
City of Knoxville's Department of Engineering on
the _______ day of _______________________, 20____.

Signed:_______________________________ Date:___________________

Dept:_________________________________ Title:___________________
#5 City – Release of Easements
Except as noted or shown on this plat, the following parties hereby
consent to the release of all rights that may have accrued for their
use and benefit in the utility and drainage easements along the
original lot lines eliminated by this map, on the condition that new
utility and drainage easements are provided along the new property
lines.

City of Knoxville Engineering Department
Signed:____________________ Date:___________________

Knoxville Utilities Board (Water & Wastewater)
Signed:____________________ Date:____________________

Knoxville Utilities Board (Gas)
Signed:____________________ Date:____________________

Knoxville Utilities Board (Electric)
Signed:____________________ Date:____________________

BellSouth
Signed:____________________ Date:____________________

Cable Television
Signed:____________________ Date:____________________
#6 Certification of No Recorded Easements
This is to certify that there are not recorded drainage easements or
utility easements on lot line(s) being eliminated on this Subdivision
plat.

Signature:______________________________  Date: ___________ 
#7 Owner Certification on Release of Easement
(I, We) the undersigned owner(s) of the property shown herein
understand that easement rights for any existing facilities are not
being released and it is our responsibility to verify with the
above parties if there are any existing facilities along the lot
lines being eliminated by this plat before digging or constructing
any building or structure.

Owner(s) Printed Name: ______________________________

                                        ______________________________

                    Signatures:  ______________________________

                                        ______________________________

                             Date:  ______________________________


ADDITIONAL NOTES

A Owner’s Responsibility Note
The property owner(s) is (are) responsible for maintaining
stormwater facilities on this property. See Covenants document
recorded with the Register of Deeds as Instrument
No._________________________.
B Subdivision and Transfer of Property Only Note
This plat is approved for the subdivision and transfer of property
only. Another plat may be required if new stormwater quantity
and/or water quality facilities are needed for future development.
C Property Boundary Encroachment Note
This survey indicates one or more property boundary
encroachments. It has not been addressed by plat reviewing
agencies. Owners are responsible for resolving property boundary
conflicts.
D Grid North Statement 
GRID NORTH is based on a bearing of X Degº Min' Sec" Y from
City Control Point #_____ to #_____. Distances have not been
reduced to grid.

Example:

GRID NORTH is based on a bearing of N 59º 07' 35" E from City
Control Point # 0317 to # 0309. Distances have not been reduced to
grid.

WEB LINKS

Plat Review Checklist [PDF]
Land Development Manual
City of Knoxville Stormwater and Street Ordinance [PDF]

Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC)
  • Minimum Subdivision Regulations [PDF]
  • Major Road Plan [PDF]
  • Zoning