Apply to Divide Property

Would you like to change the lot lines of a property you own? You're in the right place to apply for a land division.

Online Form

We don't accept online applications for this service

You can complete the paper application. Click the Paper Form tab of this page for instructions and to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help applying. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!

Paper Form

Make sure you don't owe taxes, liens, or fees for the properties

We check for dues owed on all properties involved in an application. We can't review your application until you pay all dues owed on the properties. Contact the City Treasurer's office at 616-456-3020 to find out if you owe.

Make sure you have all the required information

Gather the following information/documents:

  • You can apply on behalf of a property owner. You need a letter from the property owner giving you permission
  • An existing survey of the property – (you may need to hire a surveyor for an official survey)
  • A survey of the property with the proposed changes (aka resulting survey).  This is required for property divisions or boundary line changes
  • Existing parcel numbers for all involved properties. If you need help locating the parcels use the Kent County Parcel Map
  • Existing street address for all involved properties
  • If you would like to request assignment of specific addresses, identify those addresses. We'll also need the number of houses/apartments/units/suites that would use each address. Keep residential and commercial units separate
  • Any applicable deed restrictions that would make a proposed/resulting survey non-buildable
  • For land divisions only, complete the Notice to Assessor of Transfer of the Right to Make a Division of Land application. Identify the number of division rights to transfer to each resulting parcel
  • Proof of ownership. If you bought the property recently, check our Assessor’s records to see if you show as the property owner. If not, you'll need to submit proof of ownership with the application
  • Have the City of Grand Rapids Treasurer certify the Lien Search form (found in the Land Division Application) for each property involved. This certifies that there are no outstanding amounts owed on the properties involved

Be ready to pay your fees

We base the fee on the number of resulting parcels. We accept cash, check or money order. Checks can be made payable to City of Grand Rapids.

Number of resulting parcels Fee
1 $70
2 $70
3 $90
4 $110
5 $125
Additional over 5 $15 each

Complete the application

Download and print the form to submit.

Download the English version here(PDF, 269KB)

Send in your completed form

Mail in or drop off your original completed application to our office. Find our contact information in the Contact Us section of this page. Keep in mind that we don't accept copies. 

We’ll review your application

After we receive your completed application, expect to hear from us within 45 days.

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your land division, transfer, or combination. We don’t take applications over the phone, but we are available to answer all your questions and help you understand the requirements.

In person

Make sure you don't owe taxes, liens, or fees for the properties

We check for dues owed on all properties involved in an application. We can't review your application until you pay all dues owed on the properties. Contact the City Treasurer's office at 616-456-3020 to find out if you owe.

Make sure you have all the required information

Gather the following information/documents:

  • You can apply on behalf of a property owner. You need a letter from the property owner giving you permission
  • An existing survey of the property – (you may need to hire a surveyor for an official survey)
  • A survey of the property with the proposed changes (aka resulting survey).  This is required for property divisions or boundary line changes
  • Existing parcel numbers for all involved properties. If you need help locating the parcels use the Kent County Parcel Map
  • Existing street address for all involved properties
  • If you would like to request assignment of specific addresses, identify those addresses. We'll also need the number of houses/apartments/units/suites that would use each address. Keep residential and commercial units separate
  • Any applicable deed restrictions that would make a proposed/resulting survey non-buildable
  • For land divisions only, complete the Notice to Assessor of Transfer of the Right to Make a Division of Land application. Identify the number of division rights to transfer to each resulting parcel
  • Proof of ownership. If you bought the property recently, check our Assessor’s records to see if you show as the property owner. If not, you'll need to submit proof of ownership with the application
  • Have the City of Grand Rapids Treasurer certify the Lien Search form (found in the Land Division Application) for each property involved. This certifies that there are no outstanding amounts owed on the properties involved

Prepare your payment

We base the fee on the number of resulting parcels. We accept cash, check or money order. Checks can be made payable to City of Grand Rapids.

 Number of resulting parcels Fee
 1 $70
2 $70
3 $90
4 $110
5 $125
Additional over 5 $15 each

Visit our office

Come to our office at the address listed in the Contact Us section. We can help you fill out an application.

Have a printer? Print and download the application to fill it out and bring it with you. This makes the process go faster.

Download the English version here

We’ll review your application

After we receive your completed application, expect to hear from us within 45 days.