CAN I SELL A PIECE OF LAND?
Yes, with assistance. Know your options and beware of easements.
You are able to sell your private land. However, the number of times you split your property determines whether it is considered a lot split or a subdivision. Land owners can split a piece of land into five parcels if the original lot size is 20 acres or more, to meet the minimum county zoning of four acres per lot. For larger properties, land can be surveyed and split into more parcels without being considered a subdivision if each new lot is 36 acres or greater. Subdivisions of multiple, smaller lots require a land survey and a county or city review process.
Be aware of easements and zoning of property you are selling or interested in purchasing, as it can influence land sales, value, and ability to build certain structures. Questions on zoning can be answered by Co. Planning and Zoning. Additional property information on easements and limitations is available in the land deed at the County Recorder and Tax Assessor Office or through the property title company.
For more information, see the article What You Need to Know Before You Buy Your “Ranchette” – Lot-Splits Versus Subdivisions in Rural Arizona.
For more information on easements, see the section on “Do I Have an Easement on My Property?”
Gila Lower Box Canyon (Photo Credit: BLM)
For More Information, Contact:
County Planning and Zoning Department
928.428.0410 (Graham County)
928.865.4762 (Greenlee County)
County Recorder and Tax Assessor
928.428.2828 (Graham County)
928.865.5302 (Greenlee County)
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