What Is a Subdivision?

subdivision-ctA Subdivision is the process of dividing a piece of land into smaller parts for a particular outcome. There are a few different reasons why a property would need to be subdivided and a professional land surveyor is necessary for this process.

This may involve the usage of small areas of land to reduce the taxation or for selling off different parts of land. The subdivided land can also be transformed for reasons to increase profitability in the following categories:

  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Commercial

CTSurveyors.org Definition of a Subdivision

The Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors stated the following definition:

A Subdivision or Resubdivision Map is a type of survey intended to depict and/or note the layout of lots and the associated public or private highways, easements and lands and is intended for submission to applicable regulatory entities.

This map shall conform to the requirements of a Property Survey or be submitted along with a Property Survey. The monumentation requirements of Article III of these regulations do not apply to the Original Survey portions.

7 Reasons Why You Might Subdivide a Property:

There are different objectives for subdividing a property. Some of these objectives are enlisted as:

  • To gain a profit from selling off part of your land.

  • To increase the value of your property.

  • To commercialize the land on your property.

  • To create a profit analysis on some portion of your property.

  • To develop towns/cities.

  • To construct different types of buildings in certain parcels.

  • To distinguish and differentiate each part of the land from the other.


Key Takeaways:

  • Subdivision is the process of dividing a piece of land into smaller pieces.

  • There are several different types of subdivisions.

  • The main purpose of a subdivision is to increase profitability; legally distinguish a particular area, and further develop a town or city.

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