IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VACANT LAND
There have been a lot of people contact my office about the availability of 10 acre parcels in our area, and I though it best to take a moment and describe for you the processes of splitting land now and in the past that have created this shortage of 10 acre parcels.
Prior to March 31, 1997, the rules for splitting land were as follows;
This drawing shows how an individual would have
possibly split 50 acres with a township minimum of 2 acres,
Since March 31, 1997, the rules for splitting land are as follows;
This drawing shows how the same individual
would possibly split those same 50 acres with
Now with 4 splits for the first 10 acres and 1 split for each remaining full 10 acres that equals 8 splits, plus the owner gets 2 bonus splits because the remaining large parcel is 60% or more of the original parent parcel. Each of the 2 acre parcels count as one split (9) and the 30 acre parcel also counts as a split as it is less than 40 acres. 40 acres or more is not considered a split. You can get more information about splits at my page featuring Public Act 591
Because of this you will see fewer and fewer 5 - 15 acre parcels coming on the market. The 10 acre parcels that are already out there under the old split law, are considered parent parcels under the new law and most are being split prior to being put on the market. So if you're adamant about buying a 10 acre parcel, you had best either take advantage of 10 acre parcels already on the market or, buy a larger piece of land with some partners and take the size parcel you want for yourself.