Land Divisions/Boundary Changes

and related processes

The Land Use Code has different options, processes and requirements for subdividing property. These options vary, depending primarily on a property's location and size. If you're making changes to property line locations (boundary adjustments or combining parcels), the process will depend on how the original lots were created.

County review and approval is required for:

  • dividing property into two or more parcels (*unless all parcels created are at least 35 acres in size)
  • most boundary/property line changes
  • vacating rights-of-way and easements
  • creating condominiums

(*35 Acre Developments: Land divisions that create parcels of 35 acres or larger do not require approval by the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners as long as all parcels created are at least 35 acres in size. A minimum of 70 acres is required to divide property in this manner. Parcels created by "35 acre developments" are subject to all other county regulations, including zoning and building codes.)

Detailed information for these and other related processes is found in Section 5.0 of the Land Use Code. Additional information regarding development processes is found in Section 12.0 Common Procedures for Development Review.


A pre-application conference is required prior to submitting any application for review.

Before beginning any development review process in unincorporated Larimer County, talk with our staff to determine which process is needed and to complete a pre-application conference. Contact staff at (970) 498-7679 or by email for more information.



If you would like more specific information or if you have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Larimer County Planning Department at 970-498-7679 or send us email.



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