Planning and Zoning
A simple subdivision is the division of a tract of record into not more than two (2) lots, each lot being smaller than 35 acres. An existing subdivision lot may be divided using the simple subdivision process so long as the division creates no more than two (2) lots each smaller than 35 acres within the existing subdivision or tract of record. Simple subdivision lots do not need to be configured to create a contiguous developed area. A subdivision shall NOT be classified as a simple subdivision under the following circumstances:
The subdivision will be served by a central sewage disposal system or central water supply system not owned and operated by a public entity; review will be as a major subdivision;
The land to be subdivided is unsuitable for simple subdivision . Land unsuitable for simple subdivision is defined as land that if subdivided would be detrimental to the health, safety, or general welfare of existing or future residents because of potential hazards including flooding, landslides, steep slopes, rock falls, high water table, polluted or non-potable water supply high voltage lines, high pressure gas lines, danger from fire or explosion or other hazardous features. The presence of any of these features determined by the Commission to be detrimental to the health, safety or general welfare of existing or future residents if the land is subdivided does not preclude subdivision approval provided the subdivision is reviewed as a major subdivision and the hazards are eliminated or will be overcome by approved design and construction plans, where applicable.
Simple Subdivision Review Process
Meet with the Planning Office for a pre-application meeting.
Submit a complete application, including:
- Application & Fee ($150)
- Proof that a “Notice of Intent to Subdivide” has been published in a local newspaper in the legal notice section once each week for two (2) weeks within 30 days prior to filing the application . The notice shall include the name of the subdivider, general location of the land to be subdivided, number and size of lots proposed, and intended uses within the subdivision;
- Title report;
- Garbage disposal availability;
- Fire protection availability;
- Postal service and mail delivery points;
- School bus stop/pullout locations;
- Information on availability of service providers for cable TV, telephone, gas and electricity with addresses and phone numbers, indicating which of these services has been extended to the lots in the subdivision;
- Any known information concerning landslides, steep slopes, rock falls, high water tables, polluted or non-potable water supply, high voltage lines, high pressure gas lines, danger from fire or explosion or other hazardous features on the property;
- Evidence that a soils report has been requested from the Local Conservation District;
- Evidence the Irrigation District has been contacted;
- Evidence the Weed & Pest District has been contacted;
- Proof of ownership showing encumbrances of record;
- Legible and reproducible 11”x17” Sketch Plan that includes:
- Abbreviated legal description
- Boundaries of the parcel to be subdivided
- Lot layout with approximate dimensions and acreages
- Total acreage of subdivision
- Size and location of any open spaces
- Current County zoning classification
- Existing structures, wells, and septic facilities
- Irrigation facilities and direction of flow where flood irrigation is proposed
- Means of access from the lots to the public road system
- Existing uses of adjoining properties
The Planning Office will schedule the Sketch Plan review with the Planning & Zoning Commission once all requirements have been completed. Please see the Planning & Zoning main page for the Meeting calendar.
The Planning Office will schedule the Final Plat review with the Board of County Commissioners once all final plat requirements and applicable conditions of approval are completed. After the Board has approved the final plat and the Planning Office has obtained all necessary signatures, the applicant may submit the approved final plat with required fees for recordation to the Clerk & Recorder. The approved final plat must be accompanied by a signed / notarized disclosure statement (Appendix 6), weed abatement plan, irrigation plans, easements and rights-of-way, covenants and Homeowners Association documents, if applicable. These items shall be recorded concurrently with the final plat.
The County and the City shall jointly approve any plat of land within 1 mile of the boundaries of any incorporated city or town.
Meeteetse Planning Area: For applications within the Meeteetse Local Planning Area, the Meeteetse Local Planning Area Advisory Committee must review the proposal.
Revised July 2014