Conducting Land Division Reviews

This program is a technical training for persons responsible for reviewing land divisions, as required by the Michigan Land Division Act, PA 288 of 1967, as amended being MCL 560.101 et seq. (formerly known as the Subdivision Control Act). That person is usually the local government assessor, but may instead be the zoning administrator.

The program will review the parts of the Land Division Act pertaining to land division, including key definitions and other important provisions, teach required steps and best practices when conducting land division reviews, and highlight enforcement strategies for an effective local government operation. It will focus on participants knowing the statutory and case law limits of what the review is for.

The training highlights a detailed system of conducting the review, including the use of checklists (review worksheets), and an application form that can be customized to local ordinances. The program includes numerous case studies for learning application of statutory concepts and for group discussion.

Program participants will receive several helpful handouts including a land divisions look-up table, a sample land division ordinance, and a sample land division application/review worksheet.

For 2020, the program is being delivered remotely via Zoom Meeting – a live, video conference style webinar. Participants will need an internet connection, computer or mobile device not smaller than an iPad or tablet, and speakers/headset or phone for audio. Participant materials will be emailed.

Online Offerings for 2020:
The training will be offered twice as a live video conference in 2020:

Monday, September 28, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, October 22, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Assessors will earn 4 hours of recertification continuing education approved by the State Tax Commission (see STC Approved Continuing Education Courses for 2021 Renewal). In order to renew certification for 2021, Assessing Officers and Technicians must complete 16 hours of continuing education through Commission approved elective classes. These 16 hours of continuing education must be completed between Nov. 1, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020. Continuing education hours cannot “roll over” to the next year.

Master Citizen Planners will earn 4 hours of continuing education for participation in the program. Cancellations within a week of the program will not be refunded.

Brad Neumann, AICP, Senior Extension Educator; Dave Rowley, MAAO (3), MCPPE, Extension Educator

Regular Registrants - $55
Master Citizen Planners - $45

There will be a one 15 minute break during the program.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
There is a $15 administrative fee for cancellations received less than one week prior to each event.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Dave Rowley, Extension Educator, at or 989-875-5233.