A subdivision allows the division or redivision of land into lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease or transfer of ownership. Subdivisions include Short Subdivisions, Full Subdivisions, Binding Site Plans, Boundary Line Adjustments, Lot Combinations, and Fee Simple Unit Lot Subdivisions. Subdivisions are regulated by LMC Title 19.
Subdivisions of single-family zoned property falls into two categories: Short Subdivisions (or Short Plats) allow the creation of no more than 9 lots, parcels, tracts, sites and other divisions; and Full Subdivisions (or Long Plats) allow the creation of 10 or more of the lots, parcels, tracts, and other divisions.
Short Subdivision (9 or less divisions):
Full Subdivision (10 or more divisions):
Binding Site Plans
Binding Site Plans are subdivisions of multiple-family, commercial or industrial zoned land into any number of divisions that meet minimum lot requirements.
Boundary Line Adjustments and Lot Combinations
Boundary Line Adjustments allow for minor or insignificant changes in property lines. Boundary Line Adjustments do not create new lots or combine lots. Those needs are provided by the subdivision application process and lot combination process found elsewhere on this web page. Lot Combinations allow the combining two or more contiguous lots into larger lots for ownership, development, or redevelopment reasons.
Fee Simple Unit Lot Subdivisions
Fee Simple Unit Lot Subdivisions allow the division or redivison of land where the boundaries of the individual lots coincide with the interior walls of a structure. Depending on the underlying zoning, Fee Simple Unit Lot Subdivisions are processed as Short or Full Plats or Binding Site Plans.