Ohio's Five-Acre Exemption: Comments from County Farmland Preservation Plans, 2000

Lot-splits are currently reviewed for accuracy of legal description, compliance with zoning requirements such as minimum frontage and suitability for on-lot wastewater leaching. Other local rules related to road construction, dimension of lots, placement of structures, maintenance agreements, drainage improvements, safe access, etc. are established through subdivision rules. Lots that are more than 5 acres in size are not subject to these reviews. The Ohio Farmland Preservation Task Force discussed this issue in 1997.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Monday, January 1, 2001