A Subdivision Plat is prepared to divide a parcel of land into smaller parcels or lots. The process generally begins with a Sketch Plan, then moves into a Preliminary Plan and then to Final Plat, with all steps going through a city, town or county review process. The recording of the Final Plat establishes the smaller parcels which can then be sold. The platting process can require Boundary and Topographic Surveys along with property corner monumentation prior to Final Plat recording.