A subdivision is the division of a lot, tract, or parcel of land into lots, plats, sites, condominium units or spaces, or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or of building development. A subdivision may also include the merging or re-allotment of two or more lots, tracts, or parcels.

If you are dividing a lot from a larger parcel for the purpose of development, you will need to follow the process outlined in “Subdivision Procedures” in order to obtain approval from the City of Hagerstown under the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Article 5 in the Land Management Code.

Applications and Fees for Subdivision can be found on the Application Forms page. For more information, contact us at (301) 739-8577, extension 138 or email

Subdivision Procedures