How to Split or Combine Property



St. Clair County

Geographic Information Systems 
Monday-Friday
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone:(810) 989-6920
Website: http://www.stclaircounty.org/offices/gis



How to Split or Combine Property in St. Clair County

The County of St. Clair assists in the maintenance and updating of property descriptions, taxpayer name and address records for all 31 local assessing units (23 townships, 8 cities and 2 villages). Available to residents are property maps, which are updated as new information is obtained and aerial photos.

Property Split and Combination CHECKLIST:

  1. Contact your local municipality to verify the zoning requirements; frontage/acreage, usage, access; to assure requested change meets the local ordinances. The local assessor is your main contact person, the listing can be found here.

  2. IF creating a new taxable parcel, acquire documentation to show adequate easements for public utilities as per the State Land Division Act. This involves contacting the local municipality to find what utility easements will be necessary. A combination or transfer to adjacent parcel should not need to have easements done, as they most likely are already in place, please check with your local municipality to make sure everything is in order.

  3. Contact the St. Clair County GIS Department at (810) 989-6920 to set up an appointment for review of the proposed split/combination. An administration fee of $25 is charged at this time for processing.

  4. Contact the St. Clair County Road Commission for a driveway evaluation on the resulting parcels.

  5. Submit all your approval letters, completed land division application, maps and new property descriptions to the municipality for final approval.

  6. A copy of the land division application, approvals and necessary documents need to be forwarded to the St. Clair County GIS Department to ensure the property will be split on the tax roll.

  7. You can now sell or transfer the property. Please note: a legal name change and a deed should be recorded with the register of deeds office for the split to be recognized per P.A. 591.


Timeline for Processing Splits and Combinations

  • FEBRUARY 15 – deadline for first quarter splits/combos

  • MARCH – splits/combos posted

  • APRIL 4 – Local units MUST have their rolls turned into St. Clair County Equalization

  • MARCH to MAY – NO SPLITS/COMBOS processed due to Equalizations preparing the tax rolls for the State

  • JUNE – splits/combos posted

  • AUGUST 20 – deadline for 3rd quarter splits/combos

  • SEPTEMBER – splits/combos posted

  • NOVEMBER 20 – deadline for 4th quarter splits

  • DECEMBER – splits/combos posted

Contacts

St. Clair County Road Commission, 21 Airport Drive, St. Clair MI 48079-1404, PERMITS DEPARTEMENT, (810) 364-5720 or sccrc@michi.com FAX (810) 364.9050 website http://www.sccrc-roads.org/

City, Township and Village listing of telephone numbers and websites can be found at http://www.stclaircounty.org/Offices/treasurer/Cities.aspx

Detroit Edison, Right Of Way Department, (586) 412-4760, FAX (586) 412-3037

AT & T, Right Of Way Department, 54 Mill St. P O Box 30, Pontiac MI 48342, (248) 456-0860, FAX (248) 972-0001 or Sue Sampier at (248) 456-0361 or ss479@att.com

SEMCO Energy, Right of Way Department, 1411 Third Street Suite A, Port Huron MI 48060, Patrick Hurd, Engineer (810) 887-3041 FAX (810) 887-4233 email Patrick.hurd@semcoenergy.com

Comcast, Construction Division, Lake Huron Construction Division, 6095 Wall Street, Sterling Heights MI 48312, office phone (586) 883-7250 Construction Department Jim Stitzel (586) 883-7253 (prefers to be contacted via phone in the morning) FAX (586) 883-7406 james_stitzel@cable.comcast.com

Resources

A listing of Cities, Townships and Villages can be found at this website http://www.stclaircounty.org/Offices/treasurer/Cities.aspx

If you need an official tax roll, contact your local township assessor.

LAND DIVISION ACT 288 of 1967
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(pytbokmk4oypm455d4fesxuc))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-Act-288-of-1967

PRINTABLE COPY OF THIS “How to Split or Combine Property in St. Clair County,” click here.

Printable copy of Municipality name and phone numbers click here.



Updated: 02.24.2017