The Environmental Health Division is required to complete a lot split evaluation for all new lots created in Pickaway County that are under 20 acres. The purpose of the health department’s approval of a lot split is to ensure a proposed lot has adequate acreage for onsite sewage treatment systems and private water systems when applicable in accordance with OAC 3701-29-08.
Please refer to the Pickaway County Office of Planning and Development for details concerning large lot division (5-20 acres), minor subdivisions (lot splits less than 5 acres), and for Pickaway County Subdivision Requirements. The health department approval is just one of the approvals an applicant must obtain before completing a lot split in Pickaway County. We also encourage you to contact your township zoning official for lot split requirements for your local township.
Here are the steps for getting a lot split reviewed by the health department:
- Soil scientist must evaluate areas for primary and replacement onsite sewage systems for each lot. Lots with existing homes and sewage systems also require an evaluation by a soil scientist of the lot to ensure there is adequate acreage for a replacement sewage system.
- Submit the Lot Split Application along with payment, soil reports, and site drawing to our office.
- Ensure the site is staked out to indicate the location of the proposed property boundaries, soil evaluation test holes, and the proposed sewage system areas.
- Once the lot is staked the health department will visit the site to ensure the lot meets requirements set forth in OAC 3701-29-08.
- Once the health department completes the site inspection and grants preliminary approval, the proposed lot split can be surveyed.
- Submit a copy of the final survey and legal descriptions to the health department for final approval.