How do I transfer property to an adjacent parcel?
The sale or exchange of parcels between adjoining lot owners, where such sale or exchange does not create additional building sites.
What are the rules?
The DCRPC requires a survey and legal description of the parcel to be transferred as well as a deed for that parcel (See Subdivision Regulations Section 207.04). The DCRPC may also require the endorsement of zoning and health officials to ensure that the remainder parcel will meet applicable standards.
What is the cost?
See Fee Schedule.
Where do I start?
How 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. If the application is denied, the DCRPC shall inform the subdivider of the issues and reasons for the disapproval.
Click here to download the Adjacent Property Transfer form.
How do I combine two (or more) parcels?
Individuals may need or choose to combine existing platted or described parcels for various reasons.
For Tax Purposes
Property owners may combine their parcels for the purpose of combined tax billing by submitting the appropriate form (http://www.co.delaware.oh.us/forms/pdf/Auditor/Combination%20App.pdf) to the County Auditorís office. This process does not require involvement by the Regional Planning Commission.
Additionally, a new survey may be filed, incorporating the lands under a single description. In unplatted or unsubdivided land, this will result in a new single parcel. In platted subdivisions, the lot line will not go away, although it may appear to be combined on the DALIS website. Combination surveys must be reviewed by the Countyís Map Dept. before proceeding to the Auditor.
For Zoning Purposes
When an owner of two or more adjacent lots chooses (or is required) to combine those lots to allow greater flexibility in the placement of the house or other structures/utilities, local zoning may require the lot combination described above to be completed prior to the release of a zoning permit. Townships may also require that a new survey be filed as additional insurance that these lots will continue to be owned by the same entity.
Again, this process does not require involvement by the Regional Planning Commission.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that some parcels, particularly those within platted subdivisions, may include drainage and/or utility easements that are NOT affected by lot combinations, regardless of the process followed above. Platted easements must be vacated or moved through a process which includes the County Engineerís office and County Commissioners if the owner intends to build within those easements.
Where do I start?
For a lot combination through the Auditor, the owner may proceed to the Auditorís office after completing the form above. For a new survey, a surveyor is needed.
DCRPC 109 N Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015 Phone: 740.833.2260 Fax: 740.833.2259