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 Agricultural Lot Splits
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The County can approve an Agricultural Lot Split of a legally created lot if it conforms to the requirements of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs). An Agricultural Lot Split Sufficiency Submittal Checklist provides information on how to apply for an agricultural lot split, with procedures, standards and final submittal requirements. To apply for an Agricultural Lot Split, a completed Lot Split Application needs to be submitted. An applicant for an Agricultural Lot Split has six months from the date the application is submitted to the County to finalize the lot split, with no extensions. For more information, call (352) 343-9641.

Standard Requirements

All Agricultural Lot Splits shall conform to the following standards:

  • There is no limit on the number of lots that may be created.

  • Each proposed lot shall be a minimum of 40 gross acres with at least five acres of uplands.

  • Each proposed lot shall have Agriculture zoning.

  • If any lot abuts a publicly maintained road that does not conform to the right-of-way specifications provided or adopted by reference in these regulations, the owner may be required to dedicate the required right-of-way width necessary to meet the minimum design standards.

  • Each proposed lot shall front on a paved private road, a publicly maintained road or an easement.

  • If an easement is utilized, the easement shall:

    • Be non-exclusive for ingress and egress, dedicated to the public for road, utility and drainage purposes, if satisfying the criteria set forth in the LDRs and accepted by the BCC. However, a private easement may be permitted if it is determined that there is no need for a future road corridor.

    • Connect to a publicly maintained road.

    • Have a minimum width of 40 feet.

    • Not obligate the County to maintain the easement.

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