Lot Split is defined as the division or redivision of a tract or parcel of land into two (2) lots, building
sites, or other divisions for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale, legacy, or building
development. (Ord. No. 1076, 9-24-2002)
There are four basic steps to the Lot Split process: pre-application conference, application
submittal, administrative determination and filing/recording. The timeframe from submitting the
application to the Community Development Department to approval depends on the number and
complexity of comments by the Development Review Committee (DRC).
Property Owner/Applicant conducts a Pre-Application Conference with the
Community Development Department staff to discuss the proposed Lot Split.
The specific submittal requirements and procedure will be established by the
Community Development Department at this meeting.
Property Owner/Applicant submits Lot Split Application and fee. Community
Development staff distributes application to DRC and reviews submitted
materials and submits comments to the Director of Community Development
Following the receipt of DRC comments, the Community Development
Department Director makes the final determination, taking into consideration
the staff comments and the applicant’s responses. If the proposed lot split meets
the conditions of this section and otherwise complies with all applicable laws
and ordinances, the director of Community Development shall approve the lot
split by affixing his/her signature to the application form.
Upon approval of the lot split, the Community Development department shall
record the split on the appropriate maps and documents in the department. In
addition, lot splits shall be filed with the Hillsborough County Property
Appraiser's office and Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court.
Internal Administrative Review
NOTE: Please fill out the Authorized Agent Affidavit and applicant section if the application is being applied for by someone other than the property owner.
The lot split process allows one additional lot only. More than one lot split requires a review through
the formal subdivision process. The lot split shall conform to the following standards:
Must be of a size that is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and zoning requirement.
Each proposed lot must conform to the provisions of this chapter.
Must be provided with legal access.
Each lot shall front a public street or approved private street for the required minimum lot width
for the zoning district where the lots are located.
Must meet applicable connection/meter fees for utilities and impact fees for School.
Please include the following information in the application package:
Executed Lot Split Application
$350.00 Lot Split Review Fee
Authorized Agent Affidavit (if applicable)
Additional Owner Signature Sheet (if applicable)
4 copies of a Boundary Survey of parent parcel showing the proposed lot split
Legal Descriptions and acreage for the proposed lots - Must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
To my knowledge, a lot split has not previously occurred on this parcel(s), following the adoption of
the subdivision regulations established in the City’s Code of Ordinances. I understand that no further
division of this lot will be permitted under this section. If further divisions are desired, a final plat shall
be prepared and submitted in accordance with this Code.
I hereby certify that I am (we are) owner(s) of record of the above described property or I (we) have
written permission from the owner(s) of record (copy of authorized agent affidavit attached) to request
this action. I hereby certify that the information submitted on this application is true and correct to the
best of my knowledge at the time of application.
Signature of Applicant/Owner
Printed Name of Applicant/Owner
NOTE: All persons having a legal or equitable ownership interest in the property must sign the application.
Publicly held corporations must provide the name and address of the corporation and principal executive
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I am electronically signing this form and that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Community Development Director
In accordance with Sec. 12-358, the Community Development Department hereby authorizes the granting of the lot split described above.
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