- 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.