PART II. MAJOR SUBDIVISION OR LAND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.
§8A-5-6. Application for major subdivision or land development.
(a) An applicant for approval of a major subdivision or land development plan and plat shall submit written application, a copy of the proposed land development plan and plat, and the fees to the planning commission having jurisdiction over the land.

(b) Within forty-five days after receipt of the application, the planning commission shall review the application for completeness and either accept or deny it.

(c) If the application is not complete, then the planning commission may deny the application and must notify the applicant in writing stating the reasons for the denial.