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Lot Split Application

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  2. City of Longwood

    Lot Split Application

  3. Application Fee $100

    Paid ____________

  4. Submittal Requirements

    Please submit all electronic documents to planning@longwoodfl.org after completing the application.

    Two (2) copies of each:
    • A certified boundary survey of the current lot
    • A separate land survey for the proposed lots showing:
    *metes and bounds descriptions *existing buildings, *setbacks, *existing and proposed easements, *wetlands, *floodplains *any other required information
    (Surveys must be certified by a registered land surveyor licensed to practice in the state, signed and sealed and ‘to scale’)
    • Fully executed instruments pertaining to:
    *required deeds, *rights-of-way, *easements, *joinders and consents of mortgagees, *declaration of covenants and restrictions and/or reservations.
    • Proof of escrow account for all construction and maintenance of improvements required by the city.
    • A title opinion or a certification property information report by an abstractor or a title company certified to the city showing:
    - The record title to the land is in the name of the person, executing the dedication.
    - All mortgages, easements, or and other encumbrances not satisfied or released of record or terminated by law.
    • Agent Authorization Letter
    • Site Plan (Historic District Only)
    • Completed General Lot Split Standard Checklist
    • A digital copy of all required information

  5. Pre- Application Meeting

    Before submitting this application, you will need to schedule a pre-application meeting with Department staff. In this meeting, a tentative timeline will be established for your project including, CAPP meetings, and any other potential requirements. This meeting has a fee of $50 which is credited to your application fee.

    Date Completed:_____________

  6. Citizens Awareness and Participation Plan

    A Citizen Awareness and Participation Plan (CAPP) Meeting may be required for a lot split. This requirement will be discussed at the Pre-Application Meeting.

    Date Completed:_____________

  7. I hereby certify that I have read this application and that the information supplied herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I agree to comply with the current City Codes and Ordinances and County, State and Federal laws regarding land development. I am the property owner, or authorized agent, of the subject property that this petition applies to.

  8. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

  9. Lot Split Eligibility

    Where a parcel of land is being divided into two or three separate lots or parcels, plat approval shall not be required, if one of the following conditions is met:
    1. The division of land consists solely of the conveyance of land or granting of easements or rights-of-way to a governmental or public agency.
    2. The division is limited to lots, blocks, parcels, tracts, or other portions thereof, with minimum lot areas and dimensions in accordance with article III of the Longwood Development Code. Every parcel created by the proposed division shall have dedicated access to a public road or street, or to a private road or street which shall be developed to city standards for a public road. Divisions of this type shall be cumulative and a second split shall not be permitted without a plat according to the requirements of this section.
    3. The division is a replat of existing lots and is solely for the purpose of refacing a lot or lot line adjustments without an increase in the number of lots or units otherwise allowed.

  10. Cost Recovery Agreement

    By signing this application, the applicant understands and agrees that, pursuant to Longwood City Code Chapter 59, all direct costs, expenses and fees incurred by the city relating directly to the review, processing, inspection, or regulation of an application, including but not limited to the time of city consultants, as well as those relating directly to advertising, surveying, legal and engineering for an application or project shall be assessed to the applicant and reimbursed to the City.

    For projects in the Historic District, the department may seek the input of a licensed architect with specialization in historic structures to evaluate submittals, the cost of which would be the responsibility of the applicant.

    To cover these costs, many applications require a review retainer. The review retainer will be held during the course of review, and returned to the applicant once project review has been completed or the application has been formally withdrawn and after all outstanding invoices are paid. The review retainer is not to be used to pay invoices during the course of review, those will be sent separately to the applicant.

    Full payment of all fees is a requirement for City’s final approval of the Application. Following the approval of a permit and the payment of all required fees, or following a written letter from the applicant requesting the application be withdrawn and voided, any remaining balance will be refunded to the applicant, typically within 60 days.

  11. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

  12. General Lot Split Standard Checklist

    There shall be no minimum lot area, lot width, or lot depth, for properties outside of the Historic District provided that the following requirements are met:
     LDC 3.2.2(A)(1). For residential land use districts, lot area shall be consistent with the maximum density of the area.
     LDC 3.2.2(A)(2). For all land use districts, lot area shall be sufficient and adequate to accommodate all site design standards and requirements (such as, but not limited to parking, landscaping, buffers, and stormwater retention areas).
     LDC 3.2.2(A)(3). For all land use districts, lot area shall be consistent with the density for the land use district and compatible with the predominant lot area of the surrounding neighborhood.
    - Where larger lot areas are proposed, the proposed lot area shall not be greater than 150 percent of the average of lots in surrounding neighborhood.
    - Where smaller lots are proposed, the proposed lot area shall not be less than 70 percent of the average lots that are in the surrounding neighborhood.
     LDC 3.2.2(B)(1). Lot width and lot depth shall be sufficient and adequate to accommodate all site design standards and requirements (such as, but not limited to, parking, access drives, landscaping, buffers, setbacks, and stormwater retention).
     LDC 3.2.2(B)(2). Lot width and depth shall be consistent and compatible with the predominant configuration of lots in the surrounding neighborhood.
    - Where large lot widths or lot depths are proposed, the proposed dimensions shall not be greater than 150 percent of the average dimensions of lots in the surrounding neighborhood.
    - Where smaller lot widths or lot depths are proposed, the dimension shall not be less than 70 percent of the average dimensions of lots in the surrounding neighborhood.

  13. Additional Standards for All Properties

     Lot splits shall not create or exacerbate nonconformity of any element of the Longwood Development Code including setbacks, impervious surface, and other site design standards.
     LDC 9.1.1(4). No real property upon which a nonconforming use currently exists shall be subdivided, nor shall any structures be added to such property, except for those purposes and in a manner conforming to all provisions of the Longwood Development Code for the district in which the property is located.
     Any new development on a newly created lot shall meet the requirement of the Longwood Development Code, including minimum density, minimum living area, setbacks and all other code requirements.

  14. Heritage Village Urban Code

     HVUC Figures 12.2.6 to 12.2.14. The Building Type Standards of the Heritage Village Urban Code have different minimum lot widths for each building type. Review the Urban Code to ensure that the lot split is consistent with these minimum standards.

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