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What are the types of minor subdivisions?
• Family Subdivisions: A family subdivision allows for the gift or sale of a newly-created lot to a family member.
o Only one division per family member is permitted.
o To be eligible, a parcel must have at least 6 acres, and each newly-created lot must be at least 1.5 acres.
o To be eligible for a family subdivision, the grantor must have owned the property for three years, and the grantee must commit to owning the property for two years.
• Parent Tract Subdivisions: To be eligible for a parent tract subdivision, a property must be unchanged since November 20, 1985 and zoned A-1.
o An eligible property may be divided into a maximum of four lots, each containing at least two acres.
o If any land is remaining in the original parcel, it must contain a minimum of two acres.
o Parent tract subdivisions that create more than one lot must be served by internal roads built to public road standards.
• 15 & 25 Acre Tracts: Property in the Agricultural District (A-1) can be divided into 15 acre tracts if there is a minimum lot width of 150 feet and each lot has frontage on a state maintained road.
o Parcels can be divided into 25-acre tracts without state road frontage, provided there is an unimproved, fee-simple or deeded right-of-way for access that is at least 50 feet wide


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1. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
2. Why have a Comprehensive Plan?
3. Why update the Comprehensive Plan?
4. What is the relationship between the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning?
5. What is a subdivision?
6. What is a minor subdivision?
7. What are the types of minor subdivisions?
8. What is the approval process for minor subdivisions?
9. Who owns a house/parcel?
10. How can I reach Planning?
11. Who should I contact to report a missing street name sign?