Subdivision of land plots in the U.S. became more common after World War II during the rise of the suburbs through the 1950s. As larger plots of rural land were designated as areas for suburban housing developments, subdivision surveys became needed to establish boundaries and calculate taxation.
In general, a subdivision survey is needed when a landowner wishes to divide a plot of land into more than one parcel. This can be done for residential, industrial, or commercial uses. For example, a residential use may be to sell off pieces of land.
Doing this provides the town, city and state governments with a boundary survey of the existing parcel so the exact boundaries of the new parcel can be determined accurately.
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