Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 22, 1999
Steve Tammeus (866-2756)
TITLE: CONCERNING COUNTY APPROVAL OF LAND DIVISIONS THAT ARE NOT SUBDIVISIONS.
Summary of Assessment
This bill revises statutes governing county planning and building codes by allowing a board of county commissioners to approve a proposed division of land that is not a subdivision or subdivided land if:
• the land is classified and valued for property taxes as agricultural land;
• the planning commission has reviewed the proposal;
• the minimum size of any new parcel is at least a certain number of acres in size;
• the proposal complies with the county master plan; and
• the division does not exceed a maximum of three parcels, including the parent parcel.
The bill prevents the parent parcel or the resulting parcels from being further divided for at least a certain number of years. The bill requires the board of county commissioners of each county to adopt rules and regulations governing proposals to divide land. The bill specifies certain requirements to be covered by the rules and regulations. The bill will become effective 90 days after adjournment unless a referendum petition is filed.
This bill will not affect state or local government revenue and expenditures. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.