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Subdivisions Click on the appropriate heading or link to find what you need....
The County of Louisa set standards for subdivisions of land to ensure that the people who buy the land can develop and use it. A subdivision is defined as a division of a piece of land into two or more lots, unless it is a family subdivision or a division of a parent parcel. From the community's point of view, it is also critical to provide public services to subdivisions in a safe and efficient manner. The Subdivision Ordinance helps the County meet these standards, as do the applications and forms you can link to here. All subdivision developers must post a bond, cash escrow, or a letter of credit as security to cover the cost of erosion and sediment control measures and road construction. They must also file an executed Performance Agreement, which shall remain in effect for a period of 90 days following the release of the posted security.
Family Divisions
If you want to pass on a piece of land to family members, you may not need to apply for a subdivision. There are still steps to follow to divide land properly, however. If you don’t know for sure whether a family division is possible on your land, please go to the link below, “Request for Information or Division Review.” If you are ready to apply for a family division, see thes link below: “Instructions for Family Division.” A plat showing the proposed family division will be required.
Divisions
If your land is a parent parcel, meaning the lot existed on or before December 18, 1997, you may be able to divide your land into one or two additional lots. If you aren’t sure whether you can divide your land, see the link below: “Request for Information or Division Review.” A plat showing the proposed division will be required.
Relevant Links
Request for Information or Division Review PDF
Instructions for Family Division PDF
Two Lot Private Lane Requirements PDF
Lot Line Adjustment/Vacation PDF
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Site Plans LINK
Fee Schedule PDF
Health Dept Percolation Test and Certification Letter PDF

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