Mohave County to review land split rules
The rules covering splitting land into smaller parcels gets a review in Kingman this week.
The Mohave County Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a workshop Wednesday on land division regulations, at the request of a number of developers.
Dividing land has been a source of contention within the county for more than a year. The planning commission endorsed county staff's recommendation to place graduated levels of infrastructure requirements, including proof of water supply, on lot splits. But that plan, known as the Matrix, faced strong opposition from the Realtor lobby and was rejected by the county Board of Supervisors.
More recently the Arizona Department of Real Estate called on all 15 counties in the state to assist in the crackdown of illegal subdivisions.
Illegal or wildcat subdivisions are created when a property owner divides a large parcel of land into a number of smaller lots. While master planned subdivisions are required by the county to bring forward plans, including infrastructure plans such as roads, water supplies and fire service, lot splits face no requirements other than conformance to the county's general plan.
Once again the board of supervisors rejected the proposed intergovernmental agreement with the state, citing lack of money and staff to commit to the project.
More recently the issue of fees for processing the paperwork for subdivisions came before the planning commission. During the commission's Nov. 14 meeting, the commission placed a 90-day delay on the issue of a fee hike for processing subdivision applications and plan review.
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