Fremont County Planning Subdivisions
Planning Director: Steve Baumann
The State of Wyoming requires counties to review “subdivisions” to ensure that proposed building sites are adequate for the purpose, will not harm adjoining properties, and are beneficial additions to the community at large. To achieve these objectives, counties require subdivisions to undergo a public review and meet certain standards, such as for road construction, sewage disposal, water supply, etc.
Subdivision: Means the creation or division of a lot, tract, parcel, or other unit of land for the immediate or future purpose of sale, building development or redevelopment, for residential, recreational, industrial, commercial or public uses. The word “subdivided” or any derivative thereof shall have reference to the term subdivision, including mobile home courts, the creation of which constitutes a subdivision of land.
Regular subdivision: The subdivision of one (1) or more units of land into six (6) or more units of land.
- Any change in any street layout or any other public improvement;
- Any change in any lot line;
- Any change in any easement shown on the approved plat;
- Any change in the amount of land reserved for public use or the common use of lot owners;
- Any change that affects any map legally reached prior to the adoption of any regulations controlling subdivisions.
Simple subdivision: A simple subdivision is the subdivision of one (1) or more units of land into not more than a total of five (5) units of land.
The 35 Acre Parcel Exemption: Any parcel may be divided into as many 35 acre (or larger) lots as possible, provided that all resulting lots are at least 35 acres. All parcels must have recorded ingress and egress and utility easements of 40 to 60 feet.
Boundary Line Adjustments: Boundary line adjustments outside of platted subdivisions are exempt from subdivision review. Generally boundary line adjustments create no new parcels – they just shift land between existing parcels and may require a new deed.
Family Exemptions: A single gift or sale to a member of the landowner’s immediate family is exempt from subdivision review if; – The purpose of the division is to provide for the housing, business or agricultural needs of the grantee. – Parcels created under this exemption must be titled in the name of the family member for at least one year. – No parcel smaller than five (5) acres created under this exemption shall be further divided.
If you have any questions about subdivisions in Fremont County, or would like the details of the requirements for a subdivision review, please contact Steve Baumann at (307) 332-1079 or 1-800-967-2297 M-F 8 am to 5 pm, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.