Planning; definition of subdivision, boundary line agreement. (HB1088)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Planning; subdivision of land and zoning. Changes the definition of "subdivision" to provide that it does not preclude different owners of adjacent parcels from entering into a valid and enforceable boundary line agreement with one another so long as such agreement is only used to resolve a bona fide property line dispute, the boundary adjustment does not move by more than 250 feet from the center of the current platted line or alter either parcel's resultant acreage by more than five percent of the smaller parcel size, and such agreement does not create an additional lot, alter the existing boundary lines of localities, result in greater street frontage, or interfere with a recorded easement, and such agreement shall not result in any nonconformity with local ordinances and health department regulations. The bill also provides that for any property affected by this definition, any division of land subject to a partition suit by virtue of order or decree by a court of competent jurisdiction shall take precedence over the requirements of certain existing subdivision provisions and the minimum lot area, width, or frontage requirements in the zoning ordinance so long as the lot or parcel resulting from such order or decree does not vary from minimum lot area, width, or frontage requirements by more than 20 percent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103287D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/24/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB1088E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22103287D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/28/2022Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed by temporarily
03/02/2022Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2022Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
03/04/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1088ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 271 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0271)