All subdivisions of land within Essex County shall be submitted to the County Planning Board for review and approval.
What is a Subdivision?
A subdivision is the division of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, sites, or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development.
The following divisions shall not be considered subdivisions:
Request for approval of lot line adjustments and consolidation/merger of lots are submitted via the Subdivision Application.
Site Plan Application
Prior to the issuance of any building permit by a local building official for any proposed land development including commercial, industrial, multi-family structures containing five or more units, or any land development requiring an off-street parking area or an off-street standing area for an excess of five vehicles, or producing surface runoff directly or indirectly to a county road, on any property having frontage on a county road, a site plan shall be submitted to the county planning board for its review and action.
Download Site Plan Application