City of Grosse Pointe Farms

Land Changes

Land Division / Combination 

Law PA 591
In January, 1997 Governor John Engler signed PA 591 of 1996. This law amended the Subdivision Control Act of 1967 (PA 288) and became effective on March 31, 1997. PA 591 changed the way property may be divided without being platted and requires certain actions on the part of local governments due to those changes.

Land Division Application
To facilitate a land division or combination of land in the City of Grosse Pointe Farms, you begin by making application in the Public Services Department. The application form, the survey of the existing and proposed lots with legal descriptions, and the applicable processing fee is required at the time of submission. Fee includes (non-refundable) application fee of $300 per affected parcel.  Therefore, the minimum fee is $600 since there are always at least two parcels involved.
The application will be circulated throughout the following offices and departments: Public Services, Treasury, and Assessing. Any splits or combinations that create a nonconforming lot must be approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals and may incur additional fees.  After reviews and all zoning approvals, the application is returned to the Assessing Office for final processing and assignment of new parcel numbers. 

Other Outstanding Charges and Assessments
All taxes, water and sewer bills, special assessments, etc. must be paid in full prior to the City of Grosse Pointe Farms finalizing a proposed land division/combination application. 

For the application form, click here.