Splitting 2 Lots Shown Under Same Address on Deed

4 Replies | San Antonio, Texas

I have a property I might want to separate into 2 lots depending on the potential return.  The property address shows two lots on the deed.  Does anyone have experience doing this in Bexar county, 78211 zip code?  If so what might be the approximate cost and timeline?  What would be the procedure I'd need to follow?

And I'm open to any tips or advice, thanks.

Go to the business development office on Flores and Alamo. They have all the answers for you. 

I know that you have to make sure the two seperate lots are still big enough to conform to their zoning. Plus you will have to get a water meter, electric, etc for the other lot. That alone is about 15k to get utilities to the other lot.

$15K, ouch!  That may have made my decision for me right there.  I’ll have to make sure it doesn’t already have the utilities before I go forward with that idea, thanks Rick.

@Mike Jernigan

Aside from the impact fees & actual installation costs of the utilities, you will have to replat both lots, regardless of whether the deed identifies them as two separate lots.  I typically suggest my clients engage a land development specialist to assist with this process.  This too can be costly. 

Given the zip code you mentioned, I can't see the cost of subdividing the land being worth it, unless it was a commercial property or splitting into multiple lots for a larger development.

Originally posted by @Seth Teel :

@Mike Jernigan

Aside from the impact fees & actual installation costs of the utilities, you will have to replat both lots, regardless of whether the deed identifies them as two separate lots.  I typically suggest my clients engage a land development specialist to assist with this process.  This too can be costly. 

Given the zip code you mentioned, I can't see the cost of subdividing the land being worth it, unless it was a commercial property or splitting into multiple lots for a larger development.

That actually answers another question I had if the replatting is easier or not being it’s showing like that on the deed, so good stuff, thanks.