Exempt Survey Submittal Requirements
Exemptions for Certain Divisions of Land
When a certificate of survey, exempt amended plat, or instrument of conveyance is submitted to the Planning Department, the Planning Department shall cause the documents to be examined by the designated agents of the governing body: (the City or County Public Works Department, City or County Attorney, Sanitarian, Treasurer, and Clerk and Recorder). The agents shall examine the proposed land division to determine whether it complies with the requirements.
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**A $200.00 fee is required for all exemptions with the exception of parcel retracements.
**Note: All applications will be assigned a project number for tracking purposes. (PZ-YR-***** ).
Please refer to this number for all applications and inquires.
Exempt Plat Submittal Checklist
Realty Transfer Certificate
Yellowstone County Clerk & Recorder's Filing Fees
Exemption As A Gift Or Sale To A Member Of The Immediate Family
The intention of this exemption is to allow a landowner to convey one parcel to each member of the immediate family without local subdivision review. A single parcel may be conveyed to each member of the immediate family under this exemption in each county where the landowner owns property. "Immediate family" is defined as the spouse, children by blood or adoption, or parents of the grantor. Family Transfer Details
Exemption To Provide Security For A Construction Mortgage, Lien Or Trust Indenture
Under policies of many lending institutions and federal home loan guaranty programs, a landowner who is buying a tract with financing or through a contract for deed is required to hold title to the specific site on which the residence will be built. The intended purpose of this exemption is to allow a landowner who is buying a tract using financing or a contract for deed to segregate a smaller parcel from the tract for security for financing construction of a home on the property. Mortgage Exemption Details
Exemption For Agricultural Purposes
The intention of this exemption is to allow a landowner to create a parcel without local review where the parcel will be used only for production of livestock or agricultural crops and where no residential, commercial, or industrial buildings will be built. "Agricultural purpose," means the use of land for raising crops or livestock, or for the preservation of open space, and specifically excludes residential structures and facilities for commercially processing agricultural products. Agricultural lands are exempt from review by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), provided the applicable exemption is properly invoked by the property owner. Agricultural Exemption Details
Relocation Of Common Boundary
The intended purpose of this exemption is to allow a change in the location of a boundary line between two parcels and to allow a one-time transfer of a tract to effect that change in location without subdivision review. Boundary Relocation Details