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CHAPTER 54 – SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

Sec. 54-66. – Vacation of Interests Granted to the County.

Any County interest in roads, alleys, easements for public rights of passage, drainage easements, and public utility easements may be vacated in accordance with the procedures established in § 15.2-2270 of the Code of Virginia.

Sec. 54-67. – Vacation of Plats Prior to Sale of Lot(s).

For any subdivision plat whereby no lot, or portion thereof, has been sold or otherwise transferred to a grantee, the record plat or part thereof may be vacated according to either method established by § 15.2-2271 of the Code of Virginia, with agreement by the Subdivision Agent as to the method.

Sec. 54-68. – Vacation of Plats After Sale of Lot(s).

  1. For any subdivision plat whereby a lot or lots, or a portion/portions thereof, have been sold or otherwise transferred, the record plat or part thereof may be vacated according to either method established by § 15.2-2272 of the Code of Virginia, with agreement by the Subdivision Agent as to the method.
  2. Any vacation completed pursuant to subsection (a) shall operate to destroy the force and effect of the recording of the plat or part thereof so vacated, and to vest fee simple title to the centerline of any roads, alleys, or easements for public passage so vacated in the owners of abutting lots. This vesting shall be free and clear of any rights of the public or other owners of lots shown on the plat, but shall be subject to the rights of the owners of any public utility installations which have been previously erected therein. If any road, alley, or easement for public passage is located on the periphery of the plat, the title for the entire width thereof shall vest in the abutting lot owners. The fee simple title to any portion of the plat so vacated as was set apart for other public use shall be revested in the owners, proprietors and trustees, if any, who signed the plat free and clear of any rights of public use in the same.

Sec. 54-69 – 54-74. – Reserved.