Generally, a subdivision is the division of a lot into two or more smaller tracts. The Zoning Regulations provide for:
- General rules for the creation of new record lots;
- Guidance regarding how to determine the applicability of lot dimension and shape regulations to a zone;
- General rules for measurement and standards that relate to the dimension and shape of lots; and
- Controls on the number of buildings on a record lot.
A record lot existing prior to September 6, 2016, that does not conform with the lot dimension and lot area requirements of the zone in which it is located may be considered a conforming lot for the purposes of building permits and uses. However, any building or structure located on the lot should meet the development standards of the relevant zone and the non-conformity cannot be increased.
For more information on the following topics, please see the corresponding referenced sections:
- Subdivision Regulations – Subtitle C § 302
- Lot Frontage – Subtitle C § 303
- Rules of Measurement for Lot Width – Subtitle C § 304
- Theoretical Subdivisions – Subtitle C § 305