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Lot Split/Combinations (Minor Subdivisions)

Lot Split/Combinations (Minor Subdivisions)
What is a lot split?
A lot split (Minor Subdivision) is used to split a piece of property from the original tract.

How is a lot split (minor subdivision) different from a major subdivision?
A lot split can be done when there are 4 (four) or less lots being split off of one original Parcel, or if all the lots that are being split contain 5 (five) acres or more. If there are more than 4 (four) lots, and any one of the lots are less than 5 (five) acres, the Ohio Revised Code considers that a subdivision, and as a result, it is subject to the Butler County Subdivision Regulations.

What is required to perform a lot split? (Items Needed)


  •  New and remaining lots must conform to local zoning.
  •  If a parcel does not meet the local zoning requirements, a variance from the local zoning jurisdiction is required, or, if applicable, it must be attached in a manner that it cannot be sold separate or apart from a lot that does not meet local zoning and does not create an additional building site.
  •  Lots must meet the minimum road frontage requirement. Road frontage is measured at the right-of-way line.
  •  The required road frontage must be maintained for 50' from the right-of-way before the lot is permitted to narrow. The minimum width of a "panhandle" is 25'.
Health Department 
  • If the new or remainder lot is less than 5 (five) acres, Butler County Health Department approval is required. This requirement applies even if the lot has sanitary sewer available. Lots over 5 acres are exempt from this requirement.
Plat of Survey
  • Plat of survey must be completed per Section 3.04 "Items to be contained on the plat of survey for minor subdivisions" as described in the Butler County Subdivision Rules and Regulations.
  •  Legal description of property to be split off of original parcel.
  • A deed that includes the legal description is required.
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 8, Permit Office
  • If the proposed split occurs along a State Route, or access is proposed along a State Route, approval must be granted by the ODOT, District 8, Permit Office.
What is the Procedure to complete a Lot Split/Combination? (Download the Pdf file below)

The Procedure to Complete a Lot Split