Subdivision Exemptions

For all types of subdivision exemptions, applicants must meet with Planning staff prior to completing the application and affidavit. Please see application for additional submittal requirements.

Process for Subdivision Exemptions

To begin the process, the applicant needs to schedule an appointment with Planning and Development staff prior to submitting the application, by calling 307-325-9447 or emailing to set up an appointment.

Submit Affidavit with the following documents at time of application

  • Completed affidavit with additional signatory pages for the Grantor and each Grantee.
  • Proof of ownership of original property with copy of warranty deed.
  • Copy of new warranty deed to Grantee(s) with exact legal description.
  • Record of Survey for new property with exact legal description.
  • Digital Shape File of the Record of Survey, and any other documents deemed necessary.

The Affidavit and all required documents are reviewed by Assessor, GIS, and Planning. All required documents must be submitted at time of application.

After approval of the Affidavit of Subdivision Exemption, the applicant will receive notification. The applicant is responsible for collecting all original materials from the Planning Department, and recording them with the County Clerk's office and the Records Office.

Applicant records new deed, Record of Survey, and the Affidavit.

Subdivision Exemption Types

  1. Family Exemptions
  2. Miscellaneous Exemptions
  3. Large Acreage Divisions

Family Exemptions:

A division of land made outside of platted subdivisions for the purpose of a single gift or sale to a member of the landowner's immediate family* and shall be exempt from the subdivision permit requirement, subject to the following requirements: 

  •  Immediate Family Member: 
    A member of the immediate family is limited to any person who is a natural or adopted child, stepchild, spouse, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or parent of the landowner.
  • Family Business Entity: 
    Where the landowner is a business entity and eighty percent (80%) of the ownership interest or shares are held by or in the name of the trust controlled by individuals related by blood or marriage, the sale or gift may be made, subject to the provisions of W.S. 18-5-303, to an immediate family member of any shareholder who has owned at least five percent (5%) of the outstanding shares for at least five (5) years continuously before the date of the gift or sale;


The purpose of the division is to provide for the housing, business or agriculture needs of the grantee; 

Title Requirement:

The land shall have been titled in the name of the grantor, or in the name of a trust controlled by the grantor, for a combined period prior to the division of not less than five (5) years for land titled before February 27, 2019,  or ten (10) years for land titled on or after February 27, 2019. Parcels created under this paragraph shall be titled in the name of the immediate family member for whom the division is made for a period of not less than five (5) years, or for not less than one (1) year if the parcel was created before February 27, 2019, unless such the parcels are subject to involuntary transfer including, but not limited to, foreclosure, death, judicial sale, condemnation or bankruptcy;

Acreage for re-division:

No parcel smaller than five (5) acres created under this paragraph shall be further divided unless the owner obtains a subdivision permit pursuant to W.S. 18-5-304 and County regulations. 

Family Exemptions Application and Affidavit (PDF)