Pierce County, WI
 
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For purposes of this chapter, words used in the present tense include the future; singular number includes the plural number; and the plural number includes the singular number. The word "shall" is intended to be mandatory.
For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall be used:
ALLEY
A public or private right-of-way which provides secondary access to abutting properties.
ARTERIAL STREET
A street used, or intended to be used, primarily for fast or heavy through traffic, including freeways, expressways, as well as standard arterial streets, highways and parkways.
BLOCK
A group of lots existing within well-defined and fixed boundaries, bounded on at least one side by a street, bounded on the other sides by other streets, natural or man-made barriers, or unplatted land, and having an assigned number, letter or other name through which it may be identified.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION LINE
The shortest line between lot lines which extends through the building site.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE
A line marking the minimum allowable horizontal distance that a building or structure may be built from a road.
CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP
A map prepared in accordance with § 236.34, Wis. Stats.
CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP LAND DIVISION
The creation of at least one but not more than four parcels or building sites of 15 acres or less in size either through a single division or successive divisions by either the same or subsequent owner(s) within a period of five years.
COLLECTOR STREET
A street used, or intended to be used, to carry traffic from minor streets to the major system of arterial streets including the principal entrance streets to residential developments.
COMMITTEE
The Pierce County Land Management Committee.
CONCEPT PLAN
A map showing the salient features of a plat and proposed development areas and surrounding conditions submitted to the Land Management Committee for purposes of initial consideration.
COUNTY
Pierce County, including any agency, department or committee thereof.
CUL-DE-SAC
A minor street with only one outlet and having a turnaround for the safe and convenient reversal of traffic movement.
FINAL PLAT
The map or plan of record of a subdivision plat and any accompanying material.
LAND DIVISION
The act or process of dividing land into two or more parcels or building sites. See also certified survey map land divisions and plats.
LOT
Designated parcel, tract or area of land established by plat, land division or as otherwise permitted by law to be used, developed or built upon as a unit.
LOT, CORNER
A lot abutting on two or more streets at their intersection.
LOT, DOUBLE-FRONTAGE
A lot, other than a corner lot, with frontage on more than one street.
MINOR STREET
A street used, or intended to be used, primarily for access to abutting properties.
ORDINARY HIGH-WATER MARK
The landwardmost line along the bank of a shore of navigable water up to which the presence and action of surface water is so continuous as to leave a distinct mark on the bank. Such distinct mark may be the result of erosion, cobble deposition, water staining, destruction of terrestrial vegetation, total or virtual absence of terrestrial vegetation, and/or other easily recognized characteristics.
OUTLOT
A parcel of land not to be used for building purposes, so designated on the plat.
PLAT
The creation of five or more parcels or building sites which are 15 acres or less in size either through a single division or successive divisions by either the same or subsequent owner(s) within a period of five years.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
A map showing the salient features of a plat submitted to the Land Management Committee for purposes of preliminary consideration.
PRIVATE ROAD
A vehicle accessway not owned or maintained by a unit of government, that is constructed to either town- or County-specified private road standards, the use of which is restricted to the owners of the lots or building sites served.
[Amended 8-23-2005 by Ord. No. 05-07]
REPLAT
The process of changing, or the map or plat which changes, the boundaries of a recorded subdivision plat, certified survey map, or a part thereof.
SETBACK
The minimum horizontal distance from a road center line, high-water mark, or other lot line to the structure or use.
STREET
A way for vehicular traffic that provides vehicular access to lots, not including access driveways within lots.
A. 
A division of land resulting in a certified survey map land division or a plat for county purposes.
B. 
A division of land as defined in § 236.02(12), Wis. Stats., for state plat review purposes.
SURETY BOND
A bond guaranteeing performance of a contract or obligation through forfeiture of the bond if such contract or obligation is unfulfilled by the subdivider.