Planning and Zoning Department
Family Divisions

Pursuant to the Sussex County Subdivision Ordinance the division of any tract, parcel or lot of land into two (2) or more parts, for the building site from members of the immediate family is permitted. Members of the immediate family shall be limited to son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister, grandchild or grandparent. The following verbiage is required on the plat prior to receiving the approval of the zoning administrator.

Required Verbiage for Family Divisions of Land

This lot of parcel is being conveyed to (name of family member) (relationship to owner), who is an immediate family member as defined in the subdivision ordinance Sussex, Virginia Section 2-30-2, item 6C.

No family divisions shall be transferred for a period of ten (10) years, except for the purpose of securing a construction loan and/ or bona fide refinancing. During the ten (10) year period following the creation of lots by family division, no sale of any such lot shall be made to any person other than the immediate family member as defined above unless such lots are subject to involuntary transfer such as by foreclosure, death, judicial sale, condemnation bankruptcy. Divorce or any circumstance deems appropriate by the agent upon application.


  Subdivision Review Application (PDF)