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Conducting Land Division Reviews 2021 - MSU Extension Citizen Planner Program

Conducting Land Division Reviews 2021

September 22, 2021 - October 14, 2021


Contact: For more information, contact Kara Kelly, Citizen Planner Coordinator, at cplanner@msu.edu.

This program is a technical training for the local official responsible for reviewing land divisions, as required by the Michigan Land Division Act, PA 288 of 1967, as amended being MCL 560.101 et seq. (formerly known as the Subdivision Control Act). That local official is usually the assessor, but may instead be the zoning administrator.

Participants will become familiar with the parts of the Land Division Act pertaining to land division, including key definitions and other important provisions, and learn required checks and best practices when reviewing land division applications. The training focuses on participants knowing the statutory and case law limits of land division review and highlights enforcement strategies for an effective local government operation.

The program includes numerous case studies and exercises for reinforcing taught concepts. Participants will receive several helpful handouts including a land division look-up table, a sample land division application, and a sample land division review worksheet, all used to emphasize the importance of having a detailed system for conducting the review.

The program will be delivered remotely via Zoom Meeting – a live, video conference style webinar. Participants will need an internet connection, computer or mobile device not smaller than an iPad or tablet, and speakers/headset or phone for audio. Participant materials will be emailed.

Online Offerings for 2021:
The training will be offered twice as a live video conference in 2021:

Wednesday, September 22, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, October 14, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Assessors will earn 4 hours of recertification continuing education approved by the State Tax Commission (see STC Approved Continuing Education Courses for 2021 Renewal). In order to renew certification for 2022, Assessing Officers and Technicians must complete 16 hours of continuing education through Commission approved elective classes. These 16 hours of continuing education must be completed between Nov. 1, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2021. Continuing education hours cannot “roll over” to the next year.

Master Citizen Planners will earn 4 hours of continuing education for participation in the program. Cancellations within a week of the program will not be refunded.

Brad Neumann, AICP, Senior Extension Educator; Dave Rowley, MAAO (3), MCPPE, Extension Educator

Regular Registrants - $55
Master Citizen Planners - $45

There will be a one 15 minute break during the program.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
There is a $15 administrative fee for cancellations received less than one week prior to each event.


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