Site Plans and Land Subdivisions
Subdivision of Land
What is a Land Subdivision?
Generally, any division of a parcel of land into two or more lots is a land subdivision. Moving a lot line between two existing lots may also be considered a subdivision. There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as:
- Division of lands for agricultural purposes when the lots are five acres or larger.
- Divisions of land by testamentary or intestate provisions.
- Divisions of property by court order.
- Consolidation of existing lots by deed or other recorded instrument.
What is a Minor Subdivision?
A minor subdivision is limited by the number of lots specified in the local ordinance. It may not, however, involve a planned development, any new street or the extension of any off-tract improvement.
The local ordinance may permit approval of a minor subdivision without full board review.
What is a Major Subdivision?
A Major Subdivision is any subdivision that is not classified as a minor subdivision (I know that this sounds like a bit of a snide comment but that’s how it’s written in the law).