do I split a parcel?
is a Lot Split?
ORC 711.131 permits a
division of a parcel of land along a public street not involving the
opening, widening, or extension of any street or road, and involving no more
than five lots after the original tract (shown as a unit or contiguous units
on the last preceding tax roll) has been completely subdivided. If these
conditions are met, the application may be approved by the Delaware County
Regional Planning Commission without a plat. The
"No-Plat" subdivision procedure can be used for lots 5 acres or
less. Lots larger than 5 acres with road frontage do not require
DCRPC approval to be recorded and conveyed.
are the rules?
No-Plat lot split procedure is found in Section 207 of the DCRPC Subdivision Regulations.
An application shall include a deed
and survey, approval by the township or county Zoning Officer, the
Department / Sanitary Engineer, and the County
Engineer or ODOT if on a state route. The County Engineer has created a flow-chart showing the
lot split process
is the Cost?
do I start?
is advisable to contact an surveyor and/or attorney. It is also advisable to
discuss the project with your township zoning officer and
DCRPC staff. The
surveyor will prepare a development plan showing existing structures and
waste disposal. The plan will also show proposed features, if you are
creating a new building site. This development plan will include
approval stamps from the 1) Zoning Inspector, 2)
Sanitary Engineer (and Health Department, if applicable), 3) County Engineer (or ODOT, if
on a state route), and 4) Soil and Water Conservation District. Click here
to download the No-Plat lot split form.
long does it take?
If the application is not
contrary to zoning, health, subdivision, or applicable platting regulations,
it shall be approved by the DCRPC within 7 working days. Because of the
7-day time-frame, the applicant should secure the appropriate
signatures prior to submitting the application. If the application
is denied, the DCRPC shall inform the applicant of the issues and reasons
for the disapproval.
deed does not have to executed and may refer to the current owner of the
parcel, if a buyer is not yet known.
it is not a requirement that the legal description be "green
stamped" by the Map Room before it is submitted to the RPC, it is
advisable that the applicant do so to avoid delays when recording. The
Map Department checks the survey to make sure it is an accurate reflection
of the proposed split and that it follows the Conveyance Standards of the
The Map Department requires clean, legible copies of the survey and legal
description(s). It is recommended that these be first-generation prints.
Faxes may be used for initial review, but are not acceptable for submission.
surveys and legal descriptions on paper no larger than 8.5” x 14".
Development Plans may be no larger than 11" x 17".
see Guide to
here to download the No-Plat lot split