Section 148-8 SUBDIVISION APPROVAL AND RECORDING REQUIRED.
A. Whenever any subdivision of land is proposed, before any sale is made of any subdivided part thereof and before any permit for the erection of a structure in such proposed subdivision shall be granted, the applicant shall apply for and secure approval of the Town of Front Royal of such proposed subdivision. Plats for each and every separate parcel comprising the source tract, to include all primary and residual subdivided parcels, shall be required to be submitted for approval. Upon approval, plats shall be recorded in the Deed Book records of the office of the Clerk of the Warren County Circuit Court.
B. Hereafter all plans for the subdivision of land within the corporate limits of the Town of Front Royal shall be reviewed by the Town Planning Commission and other town, state or other officials as deemed necessary and shall be approved or disapproved by the Town Council in accordance with procedures specified herein. Any plat approved prior to the adoption of this chapter shall be considered valid if said plat is recorded within six (6) months from the date of approval. Plats not recorded within six (6) months from the date of approval shall be void, and any reapplication for subdivision shall be in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Any change in a recorded plat shall constitute a resubdivision and shall make said plat subject to any and all of the requirements of this chapter.
C. No plan for the subdivision of land within the corporate limits of the Town of Front Royal shall be approved unless and until all town real estate taxes then due and payable and delinquent taxes, including interest and penalty, on the entire parcel to be subdivided have been paid in full. A certification from the Director of Finance shall be required on each plat submitted for approval to the effect that all real estate taxes, penalties and interest have been paid on the parcel to be subdivided.
D. The town shall not approve a subdivision of land if, after adequate investigations conducted by all public agencies concerned, it has been determined that in the best interest of the public, the site is not suitable for platting and development purposes of the kind proposed. Provisions of this chapter shall be relied upon to determine suitability.