The requirements for a lot split apply only to property that lies within a residential zoning district.
- Only two lots may be created per original parcel.
- Each lot created must have a minimum area of one acre.
- Each proposed lot shall front on a paved private road, a publicly maintained road, or an easement.
- An easement is not required to be paved, however, it shall:
- Be non-exclusive;
- Be dedicated to the public for road, utility and drainage purposes;
- Connect to a publicly maintained road;
- Be no longer than 1,320 lineal feet from a publicly maintained road;
- Have a minimum width of 50 feet;
- Not obligate the Town to maintain the easement; and
- Have road name signs installed.
- If a paved private road or easement is utilized, then deed restrictions, which require the property owners to maintain the paved private road or easement, shall be recorded prior to the recordation of the lot split.
- If any lot abuts a publicly maintained road that does not conform to the right-of-way specifications provided or adopted by reference in the Town’s Land Development Regulations (LDRs), the owner shall be required to dedicate the required right-of-way width necessary to meet the minimum design standards.
- All proposed lots must meet or exceed the dimensional requirements of the LDRs Code, and required easements for utility, drainage, conservation, or other purposes must be delineated for transfer to the Town as part of the development order.
- Flag lots are not allowed.
- A well or septic tank may be allowed per the Water and Sewer Standard Specifications chapter of the LDRs.
The application must include the following information:
- Property owner name, address and legal description of property.
- Current zoning of subject parcel and whether a rezoning will be required.
- Size and number of proposed lots.
- Adjacent street name and classification.
- Type and square footage of existing buildings on the parcel.
- Information regarding adjacent right-of-way or easements.
- Boundary and improvement survey.
- Source and location of water and sewer facilities.
The lot-split application shall be reviewed by the TRC and recommendations shall be made to the Town Commission. The Commission, at a public hearing, shall review the request and approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request. The property owner or the owner’s agent must be present at the public hearing. Upon approval of the lot split, a separate deed for each lot or parcel must be prepared and recorded. If an easement is required, the easement document must also be prepared, recorded and the deed restriction regarding the easement be included in the deeds. Copies of these documents must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office.
The above requirements are intended to provide only a general overview of the lot-split process. Lot split requirements are specific in Lady Lake Ordinance 94-08 Land Development Regulations, adopted August 15, 1994, and are available at Town Hall.
For further information and assistance, contact the Growth Management Department.