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Lake County, Ohio - Planning Commission

Minor Subdivisions

    Lake County Township Minor Subdivisions

    Minor Subdivision Application

    Fees

    Subdivision Questions / Comments: sub@lakecountyohio.gov

     

    In accordance with O.R.C. section(s) 711.131 and 711.133, the minor subdivision process is an administrative function to divide property in the Townships. Commonly referred to as “lot splits”, the staff of the Planning Commission reviews deeds and survey drawings to determine if a property can be divided and still conform to the local zoning resolution and other applicable rules (household sewage treatment). 


    The minor subdivision process includes a review of new buildable lots and transferring of property between adjacent property owners.  Any lot that was created in a subdivision under O.R.C. 711.10 can only be divided by a lot split plat and must be approved by the Planning Commission at a regularly scheduled meeting.

    LCPC staff is dedicated to reviewing completed submittals in a timely and professional manner, often approving the split quicker than the seven (7) business days provided by the O.R.C.  LCPC staff reviews the following types of minor subdivisions:

    • Lot Split
    The proposed division of land that involves no more than five (5) lots (4 splits and 1 remainder lot) after the original tract has been completely subdivided. These lots are to be five (5) acres or less and must conform to the zoning standards of the community in which they exist and evidence of sanitary sewer service or documentation from the Lake County General Health District noting the feasibility of a household sewage treatment system must be provided. 

    • Large Lot Development
    The proposed division of land into buildable lots ranging from five (5) to twenty (20) acres. Resulting lots must conform to the zoning standards of the community in which they exist and provide documentation of sanitary sewer service or documentation from the Lake County General Health District noting the feasibility of a household sewage treatment system. 

    • Property Division
    The proposed division of land into buildable lots that is greater than twenty (20) acres.  Resulting lots must to conform to the zoning standards of the community in which they exist.

    •  Property Line Adjustment / Acreage Transfers
    The transfer of property between adjoining land owners that does not result in a new parcel being created on the tax  duplicate. The result(s) of the property line adjustment shall not yield lots greater than five (5) acres. Adjustments that result in parcels over twenty (20) acres are referred to as acreage transfers. Similar to lot splits, both parcels in the transaction must conform to the local zoning standards.