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<br />TETON COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT POLICY <br />Building Permit Eligibility of Previously <br />Created Parcels <br />Original Issue Date: <br />Number of Pages: <br />7/25/2016 <br />1 <br /> <br />Objective: The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for identifying parcels with building rights, <br />also known as a “Lot of Record”. <br />Background: Since 1979, Teton County Code, Title 9: Subdivision Regulations has been adopted and <br />provided a process for subdividing land. The adoption of the One Time Only Land Split on June 14, 1999 <br />defined a process for the creation of two (2) parcels of property. <br />Title 9 has also included an Agricultural Exemption definition since being adopted in 1979 to provide a <br />process for a bona fide division or partition of agricultural land for agricultural purposes. This definition <br />was clarified in the September 22, 2003 amendment to Title 9 to clearly state that an agricultural <br />exemption does not apply to a division for residential building purposes. <br />Criteria for Determination: No building permit may be issued, nor any approval granted necessary to <br />develop any property, unless and until said property has been determined to be a lot of record. A “lot of <br />record” is a lot that was created for the purpose of creating a separate piece of property that has the <br />ability to obtain a building permit. <br />For a parcel to be considered a lot of record, its specific boundaries must have been established or set <br />forth by one of the following means: <br />A. If the parcel was created BEFORE June 14, 1999: <br />a. If no more than one (1) new lot of record, two (2) lots of record total, was created: <br />i. A recorded deed describing the parcel by a metes-and-bounds description of the <br />existing boundaries (contiguous sub-“lots” or sub-“parcels” described on a single <br />deed are considered a single parcel); or <br />ii. A recorded survey, with a metes-and-bounds description, showing the existing <br />boundaries. <br />b. If two (2) new lots of record, three (3) lots of record total, or more were created: <br />i. A signed and recorded subdivision/planned unit development plat or amended <br />plat; or <br />ii. A recorded “Family Exemption” survey with a Teton County authorization <br />signature creating two (2) or more lots of record. <br />B. If the parcel was created ON or AFTER June 14, 1999: <br />a. A recorded “One Time Only” survey with a Teton County authorization signature (these <br />may also be labeled as “Lot Split”, “Land Splits”, or something similar) creating only two <br />(2) lots of record; or <br />b. A signed and recorded subdivision/planned unit development plat or amended plat <br />creating two (2) or more lots of record, or <br />c. A recorded “Agricultural Exemption” survey recorded prior to September 22, 2003 (these <br />may be labeled as an “Ag. Split”, “Ag. Break-off”, or something similar) creating one (1) or <br />more lots of record.