Large Lot Subdivisions

Large Lot Subdivisions are reviewed in a process similar to short plats, except the availability of water is not required* Large lot subdivisions are defined as every division or re-division of land into two or more lots, each of which is equal to or larger than five acres in size, and any one of which is less than ten acres in size (CCC18.38). *Large Lot Subdivisions may require water rights per RCW 58.17.110.

Please also refer to Chapter 18.38 of the Cowlitz County Code for additional information.

For more information, please contact County Planning staff at