Land Division

Rural ResidentialCounty approval is required for all subdivision plats creating 5 or more lots of 5 acres each or less in area within a 5 year period. Certified Survey Maps of fewer than 5 lots located in Shoreland/Wetland/Floodplain Zoning Districts frequently require County approval. 

The County has approving authority for land divisions within a Township. The Township must also approve the land division and if your land is within the extraterritorial platting authority of a City or Village, they must also approve the land division.  Where a Township has adopted a subdivision control ordinance, the provisions of this chapter shall apply where more restrictive than the Township ordinance.

Washington County Code 257

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