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Whenever real property is subdivided for sale, development, or transfer of ownership an original map of the subdivided property must be filed with the Office of the County Clerk and a copy of the map must be filed with the Department of Real Property Tax Services before any such sale, development, or transfer of ownership.

To file a map with our office, you will need the following:

Failure to meet the above requirements will result in the map being rejected.

Maps filed with the Real Property Tax Service are subject to the following fees:

1-3 Lots $25
4-9 Lots $50
10+ Lots $100

Upon filing the map with the Real Property Tax Service and paying the filing fee you will receive a certificate which will be filed along with the original map at the County Clerk’s office.

Maps are to be presented to our office located on the second floor of the County Legislative Office Building, 46 East Bridge Street in Oswego. We accept Cash or Check. Checks may be made out to Oswego County Real Property Tax Service.

You are encouraged to contact the County Clerk at (315) 349-8621 for further information on the requirements and fees for filing the subdivision map with their office.

Definitions of “Subdivision” vary between bodies of government. Local zoning and planning boards may not define a subdivision the same as other agencies.

Our Department defines a Subdivision as the division of any parcel into two or more lots, blocks or sites with or without streets or highways or any survey map that:

Our Department defines a Parcel as a contiguous land area under a single fee ownership as far as may be practicable, used or intended for use as a single piece.

The number of lots used to calculated the fee above are the total lots depicted on the map being filed.

We reserve the right to charge a fee for anything that requires a change to the tax map.

New lots created from subdivisions will be assigned tax map numbers in a logical fashion, typically as sublots to the parent parcel and the sublots reflecting the survey lots as close as may be practicable. However, no number assigned becomes official until the filing of the next year’s Assessment Roll. Ownership of the new lots will reflect the owner of the parent parcel until transferred.

For tax enforcement purposes, we must create new parcels whenever a subdivision map has been filed, regardless if it received local zoning or planning approval.

Updated. 10/2017
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