A Family Subdivision is defined as the division of a lot into no more than 6 additional lots for the purpose of sale or as a gift to a member, or members, of the immediate family of the property owner. No person who has previously received a lot through the Family Subdivision process anywhere in Virginia is eligible to receive a lot through the Family Subdivision in Loudoun County. An immediate family member is defined as any person who is a natural or legally defined child, stepchild, grandchild, spouse, or parent of the property owner. The property owner is required to have owned the property for at least one year prior to filing the Family Subdivision. A lot created through the Family Subdivision process is not eligible for sale for at least one year. For more information about the Family Subdivision Process please reference §1243.03 of the Land Subdivision and Development Ordinance.
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Although it is not required, property owners are encouraged to briefly discuss the feasibility of a Family Subdivision proposal with a staff member of the Department of Building and Development at a pre-application meeting. These initial discussions with staff can address possible lot line options, environmental and transportation issues. Regulations are continually re-evaluated and changed in response to many community factors over time, so applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff in order to obtain the most recent information available.
If a pre-application meeting is not elected, please submit a completed Land Development Application, the required number of copies of the proposed plat, legal documents, and the fee check to the Department of Building and Development. Please note that a Land Development Application Form with original signatures from all property owner(s) and applicant(s) is required with the initial submission of every Land Development Application.
A subdivision waiver is when a single lot or parcel of land is to be subdivided into any 2 parcels. For more information about the Subdivision Waiver process please reference §1243.05.1 of the Land Subdivision and Development Ordinance.
A Division Plat is a subdivision option available in the AR-1 and AR-2 Zoning Districts under the Facilities Standards Manual, and §1241.06 of the Land Subdivision and Development Ordinance.