Division of Farm Land

What is an application for division of farm land?


Division of land is to divide farm land into two or more portions. A division of land application is done on Agricultural zoned land.


South Africa regards agricultural land as a valuable economic resource that is important to be protected against the creation of impracticable farming portions due to subdivisions. Such subdivision applications require approval in terms of the Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, Act 70 of 1970. This type of subdivision application applies to all land that is zoned agricultural.


An exception may be applicable where agricultural -or farm land is located within the urban boundaries of a town or city, but does not serve as farm or agricultural purposes anymore. In such circumstances, consent needs to be obtained from the Department of Agriculture indicating that the land/property has a non-agricultural status, before the subdivision application process can be followed.

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