In some instances, if a property is not zoned for residential uses it must first be
rezoned before proceeding through the subdivision or site plan process.
To divide a parcel(s) to create new residential lots the development plan must be reviewed through the residential subdivision review process.
Subdividing land requires approval from the Planning department, except when:
The scope and complexity of a proposed development will determine the review process to be followed. Some factors used to determine the review process include:
Construction plan application deadlines and review schedule
Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors administrative items deadlines and review schedule
Family divisions have different review criteria and a separate review process from other residential subdivisions. The application provides a list of the requirements and defines who qualifies as a family member. There are two types of family division applications:
For multi-family residential development, follow one of the following processes:
The developer is required to enter into a performance agreement and provide financial surety to the county to guarantee there are sufficient funds to complete the improvements (i.e. roads, public utilities, drainage, landscaping, etc.) if the developer fails to do so.
For a complete description of the bonding processes, review the
There are various types of performance agreements and surety types that can be utilized. For more information, review the following options:
Bond ManualFamily Division ApplicationFamily Division Homestead Application