Minor & Exempt Subdivisions
The division of land involving no new public street dedication (except the widening of existing platted street rights-of-way).
Applicants are required to follow the minor subdivision application process. In some cases, a review by a Technical Review Committee (TRC) - comprised of City Staff, Archdale Police, GuilRand Fire, and NC DOT - may be required prior to final plat approval.
A flow chart of the process is also available.
Land divisions that are exempt from City's subdivision regulation/review and only require the submission of a plat for redecoration purposes. Exempt plats must abide by the City's applicable lot standards outlined in its Zoning Ordinance. The following types of land division shall qualify as "Exempt Subdivisions":
i. The combination or recombination of portions of previously subdivided and recorded lots where the total number of lots is not increased and the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the City as shown in the Subdivision Ordinance.
ii. The division of land into parcels greater than 10 acres where no street right-of-way dedication is involved.
iii. The public acquisition by purchase of strips of land for the widening or opening of streets.
iv. The division of a tract in single ownership whose entire area is no greater than two acres into not more than three lots, where no street right-of-way dedication is involved and where the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the municipality, as shown in this Ordinance.
v. In any matter in which a court orders the partition of land by dividing the same among the owners in accordance with the terms of a probated will or in accordance with intestate succession under Chapter 29 of the General Statutes, such action shall be exempt from the provisions of this Ordinance, provided that the City is made a party defendant to said action and gives its consent or fails to file responsive pleadings to said division of the property.
Applicants should speak with Planning staff to determine whether their proposed subdivision qualifies for Exempt status. Following confirmation of exempt status, applicants must submit a plat of the proposed subdivision, drafted by a registered surveyor. Submitted plats must be affixed with certificates of "Exemption for Exemption Plats" and "Ownership and Dedication" must also be affixed to the plat and signed by the property owners. Once the plat has been approved and signed by Planning staff, applicants must file the plat with the Randolph County or Guilford County Register of Deeds (whichever is applicable)
The division of a tract or parcel of land in single ownership that meets the following criteria:
i. The tract or parcel to be divided is not considered exempt under Section 2.4(a) of the City's Subdivision Ordinance.
ii. No part of the tract or parcel to be divided has been divided under this subsection in the 10 years prior to division.
iii. The entire area of the tract or parcel to be divided is greater than five acres.
iv. After division, no more than three lots result from the division.
v. After division, all resultant lots comply with all of the following:
1. Any lot dimension size requirements of the applicable land use regulations, if any.
2. The use of the lots is in conformity with the applicable zoning requirements, if any.
3. A permanent means of ingress and egress is recorded for each lot.