In Colorado, subdivision surveys are necessary if you want to legally turn your property into two or more distinct properties.
According to Wikipedia, “subdivision” means the division of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two or more lots, plats, sites, or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or of building development.”
Practical reasons you might need a subdivision survey include
- Building an additional dwelling on your property (for rental or sale).
- Selling part of your property while maintaining ownership of the rest.
- Making a large property available for sale in smaller parcels.
Types of Colorado Subdivisions
- Minor Subdivisions: Dividing one parcel of land into two to five new parcels or lots. Regulations and guidelines for Minor Subdivisions vary by jurisdiction.
- Subdivision Exemptions: Sometimes a division of land may be exempt from subdivision regulations if the division is not defined as a subdivision by C.R.S. 30-28-101. The divisions of land that may qualify for a Subdivision Exemption may include, but aren’t limited to:
– Large Lot Land Division (parcels created that are 35 acres or larger)
– Boundary Line Adjustments
– Agricultural Exemptions
– Condominium Plats
– Correction Plats
– Lot Line Eliminations
– Heritage Water Exemptions
– Plat Amendments.
- Resubdivision: Any change to the existing subdivision documentation on-file with the clerk and recorder.
Every jurisdiction has different requirements for subdivisions, so it pays to hire a Certified Land Surveyor with experience and expertise doing subdivision plats in Colorado.
Whatever route you’re interested in for a Subdivision of your property, rest assured that Central Rockies Land Surveying has you covered.