Nebraska Statutes: 14-116


14-116. Real estate within three miles of city; subdividing; platting; conditions; powers of city council; requirements.

No owner of any real estate located in an area which is within three miles of the corporate limits of any city of the metropolitan class, when such real estate is located in any county in which a city of the metropolitan class is located, and is outside of any organized city or village, shall be permitted to subdivide, plat, or lay out the real estate in building lots and streets or other portions of the same intended to be dedicated for public use or for the use of the purchasers or owners of lots fronting thereon or adjacent thereto without first having obtained the approval thereof by the city council of such city and, when applicable, having complied with sections 39-1311 to 39-1311.05. No plat of such real estate shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds or have any force or effect unless the same shall have been first approved by the city council of such city. Such city shall have authority within such area to regulate the subdivision of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership or building development; to prescribe standards for laying out subdivisions in harmony with a comprehensive plan; to require the installation of improvements by the owner or by the creation of public improvement districts; by requiring a good and sufficient bond guaranteeing installation of such improvement, or by requiring the execution of a contract with the city insuring the installation of such improvements; and to require the dedication of land for adequate streets, drainage ways, and easements for sewers and utilities. All such requirements for improvements shall operate uniformly throughout the area of jurisdiction of such city. For purposes of this section, subdivision shall mean the division of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two or more lots, blocks, or other divisions of lands for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of ownership or building developments except that the division of land shall not be considered to be subdivision when the smallest parcel created is more than ten acres in size. The city council of any such city may withhold approval of a plat until the appropriate department of the city has certified that the improvements required by ordinance have been satisfactorily installed or until a sufficient bond guaranteeing installation of the improvements has been posted with the city or until public improvement districts have been created or until a contract has been executed insuring the installation of such improvements.

Laws 1921, c. 116, art. I, § 15, p. 411;
C.S.1922, § 3503;
C.S.1929, § 14-116;
R.S.1943, § 14-116;
Laws 1961, c. 29, § 1, p. 144;
Laws 1980, LB 61, § 1;
Laws 2003, LB 187, § 2.

This section does not govern the subdivision of property within an organized city or village, nor does it apply to the doctrine of adverse possession. Wanha v. Long, 255 Neb. 849, 587 N.W.2d 531 (1998).

This section gives the city of Omaha the power to accept dedication of streets in subdivisions within three miles of its corporate limits. Baker v. Buglewicz, 205 Neb. 656, 289 N.W.2d 519 (1980).

Power of city over platting is restricted to county in which property is located. Barton v. City of Omaha, 180 Neb. 752, 145 N.W.2d 444 (1966).

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