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The MI Land Use Group is made up of statewide Michigan State University Extension Educators focused on community planning, zoning and other related topics including master planning, downtown development, the Michigan Planning and Zoning Enabling Acts, the MI Right To Farm Act and more. This group doesn't answer gardening, geology or horticulture questions.

(This group currently has 6 experts available to answer questions)

Questions asked to this group

division of farmland

i want to divide my 40 acre ag land so that i can build a second home on it. my question is how are my taxable value and s.e.v handled? are the current taxable and state equalized values divided between the two parcels or does this uncap my value. ownership will not change. so if my current taxable value for the 40 acres is 200,000.00 will the taxable values of the two new parcels add to the same 200,000.00

Lapeer County MI land ownership cfei Posted 24 days ago

Splitting site condo lot to sell to adjoining.neighbors?

I want to split my vacant site condo lot to to be able to sell it to the adjoining neighbors equally on either side. Can I legally do so? The master deed and by laws don’t state whether you can or can not.

Thank you

Leelanau County MI Posted 28 days ago

state land hunting

i hunt a particular piece of state land property in grand traverse county michigan.
this year i found that someone owns the land, and the only access road to the area. the land owner blocked entrance to the state land.
Is this legal?

Grand Traverse County MI land use cfei Posted about 1 month ago

Tax Exempt Status for Private Land

Is there a way a private land owner can get 500 acres of forest/agricultural land tax exempt status?

Emmet County MI tax exemption cfei Posted 3 months ago

Land locked

Own 2 lots back to back. Pay taxes on both lots. Front lot has road access but back lot does not. It is land locked by neighbor not willing to sell any property. The land locked parcel is listed as being on the side rd but no access to that road. Looking at selling lots separately. What are my options

Gladwin County MI zoning and land use regulation cfei Posted 4 months ago

Land Division Question

Under the land division act for non platted land the act has rules for how and when non platted land can be split aka divided. When a non platted parcel is landlocked and the owner of the non platted parcel wants to use a platted lot in a subdivision as so called access to a public road is this admissible? The owner wants to split the non platted parcel, build a home on the non platted parcel and use a platted lot in a platted subdivision as access to the public street. I have always read the plat act using it definitions and a lot is a lot and a parcel is a parcel and they are different. Therefore I have taken the opinion this is not allowed under the land division act. Does anyone have any court cases or legal opinions that support this interpretation.

Marquette County Michigan zoning and land use regulation cfei Posted 4 months ago

Modifying a PUD

We have a 20 year old condo HOA with 36 single homeowners. One homeowner is refusing to pay annual dues and wants out of our HOA. Our township requires a minimum of 3 acres per lot. They only have 2 acres but factored in is 35 acres of common green space to get the original developer PUD approved by the township. The homeowner knew in advance they were buying into a condo HOA. Under Michigan 2006 condo law can they opt out?

Kent County Michigan zoning ordinance cfei Posted 5 months ago

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Are ADUs allowed in Flint, Michigan? Also, are there any ADU builders in the state of Michigan?

Genesee County Michigan cfei Posted 5 months ago

12.75 acre parcel

I would like to split the parcel with a 11.14 parcel and a 1.61 parcel. Once that is completed, how many splits are left for the 11.14 parcel.

Huron County Michigan zoning and land use regulation cfei Posted 5 months ago

50ft blue spruce tree root issue

Wondering if i should cut. Have 1 3" thick root high enough above ground to be an issue with lawn mower. the root is about 15 ft from trunk. the cut would be that far from tree as the root goes back underground after that.

Outside United States Posted 5 months ago