Looking to Divide Your Property
Nearly all land divisions in Minnesota are regulated by local authorities. St. Louis County Ordinance 60 regulates the subdivision of land outside of municipalities (cities). If you are unsure as to who administers the zoning for your property, consult the Administration of Zoning Map under the related topics on the right side of the page.
An improperly created parcel split or lot can result in the inability to obtain land use permits for structures on new and remnant parcels. A helpful fact sheet with more information called Creating or Spitting Parcels, is located on right side of the page.
Developers who wish to subdivide property will need to work with the St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department to create a subdivision plat. Click on the links below for the application forms that will need to be completed throughout this process. The Citizen Portal is now available to the public. Apply for your preliminary plat online.
If you are searching for a particular subdivision plat, half-section map or Certificate of Survey click the links in the right side pane:
Application for Plat Checking
Plat Approval Flow Chart
Plat Checking Guidelines - CIC
Plat Checking Guidelines - Final
Plat Checking Guidelines – Preliminary
Plat Checking Guidelines – RLS
Plat Checklist – CIC
Plat Checklist – Final
Plat Checklist – Preliminary
Plat Checklist – RLS
Road Design Standards for Plats and Subdivision
Conventional Subdivison - Concept Application
Conventional Subdivision - Preliminary Application
Conventional Subdivision - Final Application
Minor Subdivision - Preliminary Application
Minor Subdivision - Final Application
Subdivision - Lot Line Adjustment Application
Subdivision - Parcel Review Application
Subdivision - Performance Standard Application