Help on joining properties
I want to buy some agricultural land that is against my residential land is it possible to combine the 2? The assessor told me plotted and unplotted land I would need a lawyer and would be difficult to do and cost me about 50k. Does this sound correct? Seems like a difficult process for 2 acres of land.
Monroe County Michigan
To combine an unplatted parcel with a platted lot would require filing a request in circuit court to amend the plat (bringing a completed resolution to the court as in MCL 560.221 through 560.229). Enlarging a plat to include an adjacent parcel of land is changing - i.e. amending - the plat. The Land Division Act also provides a simpler means of amending a plat if it is just to split a lot within the subdivision, done through local ordinance (Sec. 263).Of course, both pieces of property can be owned by a single person and the local zoning ordinance may treat these adjacent properties as a single parcel for zoning purposes. Some zoning ordinances define “parcel”, or “lot” as any two contiguous parcel(s), lot(s), site-condo unit(s) with same ownership as one “parcel” or “lot.” While it will continue to be separate deeds, separate tax parcel number and thus separate tax bills – for zoning it could be one parcel or lot. It is all in how it is defined.