2-02-14-03                  lot line vacation

2-02-14-03-01         Purpose

The purpose of this section is to detail the steps for vacating a lot line, i.e. the combination of two (2) or more lots into one (1) lot.

2-02-14-03-02         Applicability

An approved vacation map, vacation approval certificate, and correction deed shall be required to vacate any lot line on a recorded subdivision plat.

2-02-14-03-03         Who Can Initiate a lot line vacation

A lot line vacation may be proposed by, without limitation, the owner(s) of, or person having an interest in the affected property.

2-02-14-03-04         lot line vacation Review Procedures

A lot line vacation shall be approved by the Director of Planning and Development. Lot line vacations shall be processed administratively (See Steps 1 through 10 below). Upon completion of a review of the submitted information, the Director of Planning and Development shall approve or deny the lot line vacation and shall forward a written administrative analysis concerning the decision and a copy of the vacation map, vacation approval certificate, and correction deed, to the applicant and Office of the Adams County Clerk and Recorder. The Director of Planning and Development’s decision shall be based on the criteria for approval.

The processing of a lot line vacation shall be according to, in compliance with, and subject to the provisions contained in Steps 1 through 10 of the Common Development Review Procedures as follows:

1.   Conceptual Review: Optional.

2.   Neighborhood Meeting: Not applicable.

3.   Development Application Submittal: All items or documents required for a lot line vacation as described in the application submittal requirements shall be submitted to the Director of Planning and Development.

4.   Determination of Sufficiency: Applicable. No application shall be processed if any taxes due are not paid. No notice to adjacent property owners is required.

5.   Staff Report: Applicable. Referral agencies shall not be notified except all Special Districts and easement holders shall be notified to review the lot line vacation.

6.   Notice: Not applicable.

7.   Public Hearing: Not applicable.

8.   Standards: Applicable. The Director of Planning and Development in approving a lot line vacation shall find the vacation map, vacation approval certificate, and correction deed meets the criteria for approval. Upon approval, the vacation approval certificate shall be signed by the Director of Planning and Development and the vacation map, vacation approval certificate, and correction deed shall be recorded in the Office of the Adams County Clerk and Recorder.

9.   Conditions of Approval: Not applicable.

10. Amendments: Not applicable.

2-02-14-03-05         criteria for approval

The Director of Planning and Development, in approving a lot line vacation, shall find:

1.   The vacation complies with these standards and regulations and the original conditions of approval.

2.   Nonconforming lots are not created, and in the case of nonconforming lots, the nonconformity is not increased.

3.   The vacation is in keeping with the purpose and intent of the subdivision regulations.

4.   The approval will not adversely affect the public health, safety, and welfare.

2-02-14-03-06         Action by the Director of Planning and Development Following Approval

Upon approval, the Director of Planning and Development shall sign the vacation approval certificate and cause the vacation map, vacation approval certificate, and correction deed to be recorded in the Office of the Adams County Clerk and Recorder.

2-02-14-03-07         Appeal

A denial of a lot line vacation may be appealed to the Board of County Commissioners at a regular business meeting when a request for appeal is submitted, in writing, to the Director of Planning and Development within thirty (30) days of the denial.

 

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