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What is the Subdivision Review Division
The Subdivision Review Division is a section within the Department of Building and Development. The Subdivision Review Division reviews plats that relate to the subdivision of parcels including Preliminary Subdivisions, Family Subdivisions, Easement plats, Boundary Line Adjustment, and Consolidation plats. The Subdivision Review Division also responds to questions received on the Zoning Hotline for the Department of Building and Development, manages and processes bonds for all application types, and manages the file room which contains all public records associated with Development and staffs the Land Development Counter.

What is a Subdivision?
A subdivision is defined as the division of any tract of land into two or more lots for the purpose, either immediate or future, of transfer of ownership of record. The county has established several processes regarding the subdivision of property. A land developer typically creates a subdivision by filing a Preliminary Subdivision plat and a Record plat. Other subdivision options utilized in creating lots include Subdivision Waiver, Family Subdivision, Preliminary/Record, and Base Density Division.

Why do I need a Subdivision application?
The purpose of the subdivision application review process is to ensure that all newly created lots conform to the applicable requirements of the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance (ZO), the Loudoun County Land Subdivision and Development Ordinance (LSDO), and the Loudoun County Facilities Standards Manual (FSM). These documents outline minimum standards necessary to guide the growth and development of Loudoun County in order to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of future property owners, current and adjoining properties, and the community.

For questions or more information, please contact the Department of Building and Development at 703-777-0220.

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