The lineal transfer is limited to direct lineal descendants/ascendants (grandparent, parent, stepparent, adopted parent, child, stepchild, adopted child, or grandchild).
Lineal transfers are only allowed on parcels the grantor has owned and homesteaded for at least 5 years prior to the transfer. This provision does not apply to property owned on September 30, 2006.
A building permit can only be issued to or on behalf of the grantee for a lineal transferred parcel for a period of 3 years after the transfer.
Only one parcel per family member may be transferred; maximum number of lineal transfers from a parent tract is 6; No lineal transfer to any family member under the age of 18.
The minimum parcel size created or remaining in an Agricultural future land use area is 2 acres. Other land use areas are the minimum size for the future land use district (i.e. Rural Residential – 1 acre, etc.)
Must front on a paved private road, publicly maintained road, or public easement. If a private easement is required to gain access to the parcel, it must be a minimum of 50 feet in width.
Flag lots are only permitted on parcels 10 acres or greater within the Agricultural Future Land Use.
Does not apply to lots in platted subdivisions.
Requires specific language on face of deed as follows:
"This conveyance creates a family exemption parcel which is subject to all regulations and restrictions as set forth in section 13-412(a)(1) of the Sumter County Code."
Please direct any questions regarding the lineal transfer regulations to: Sumter County Development Services, (352) 689-4400.