Yes, any proposed subdivision lots must meet the minimum lot size requirements imposed by zoning ordinance.
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If your property is within a platted subdivision, the recorded plat will show easements, but there may be other easements as well. A title search of your property would indicate any easements that encumber your land. The State Recorder’s website is also a good resource.
We recommend you hire a licensed surveyor for an "as-built" to determine if the encroachment actually exists. Our geographic information system (GIS) aerial images are for informational purposes, and should not be used as a replacement for an accurate survey.
Any subdivision development within a flood hazard area must comply with federal regulations and Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Title 15. A subdivision plat within a flood hazard area must also provide the appropriate base flood elevation (BFE) and benchmarks.
Come to the Community Planning counter on the 2nd floor of the Juanita Helms Administrative Center and ask for a platting officer. You can also call 907-459-1260 or email us.
View the Area Surveyors (PDF) to find licensed surveyors who can help subdivide your land.
Your land may be within wetlands that are regulated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. In that case, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit may be required to place fill or dredge in that area.