What to Know About The Process of Creating a Land Subdivision


If you own a large area of land, you might be interested in splitting it up into a land subdivision. This helps you create different areas of the land for multiple purposes. Here are some things to know about this process and what should be expected.

Consider the Type of Dividing You Want to Do

When you plan to divide up your land into subdivisions, you will need to apply for a permit and get zoning done. However, before you do that, you need to have a plan in place. Work with a contractor to discuss what you hope to achieve with this land. You might want to have large homes built or possibly a small play area in the middle of a community with condominiums around the perimeter. You may also want to have commercial buildings or retail stores built. Deciding on these details first helps you to fill out the application so you can be as detailed as possible when obtaining permits.

Get a Zoning Permit

Once you have some of these details worked out, you can then get your zoning permit. This is a permit that gives you permission to separate the property and build the subdivisions. Some land, depending on where it is located, needs to remain intact. This means if you own 10 acres of land, you might need to keep it as-is or only use it for your own properties, not as separate areas of land for other homes or commercial buildings. Some land can be turned into subdivisions, but only for residential property, and not commercial property. These are things to find out when you go to apply for your zoning permit.

Make Sure it Has Services

Subdivisions also need to have property services and utilities offered to each separate area of the land. This includes water, sewer, electricity, and communication services. When you are applying for permits, the permit office might offer this information. Otherwise, you can call local utility companies and let them know you need service in this area, but that you are working on splitting up the property into subdivisions. You will need to let them know the types of properties you intend to build, their size, and how many of them there will be. They can then inform you on what services will be available.

Work closely with your contractor throughout the entire planning stage to get the subdivisions done. After these initial planning steps, the actual separation of the property is quite easy.


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