To answer this common question, we need as much information as possible beginning with the tax map parcel number, the zoning, and any other relevant information. Often, a person wants to do a family division which is strictly defined by the Code of Virginia, and only one family division per family member (as defined) is allowed. Land may also be divided into 1 or 2 additional lots without triggering subdivision ordinance regulations, if the property meets minimum acreage and existing state road frontage requirements. Health Department and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) requirements are the responsibility of the land owner and are handled separately from the County's plat approval process for divisions.
Any division of land into 3 or more lots is considered a subdivision and will require the development of VDOT specification roads for subdivisions. Health Department and VDOT entrance requirements are also necessary prior to developing property, but these reviews are handled as part of the subdivision plat review process.