Plot subdivision

The plot subdivision is a plan for how the block area in accordance with the detailed plan will be divided into plots. The plot subdivision or change thereof is drawn up either as a separate plot subdivision or as a plot subdivision to be approved in connection with the detailed plan. If the landowner wishes to change the current plot subdivision (for example, to divide one plot into two plots), a change of plot subdivision may be prepared on the landowner’s application. The prerequisites for changing the plot subdivision are examined on a case-by-case basis, and the decision to change the plot subdivision is made by the cadastral surveyor. Plot subdivision is subject to a fee according to the tariff.

The preparation of a plot subdivision for hearing the concerned parties takes approximately 1–2.5 months. The process can be accelerated with the approval of all the parties involved.

A map of the plot subdivision is prepared, which shows, for example, the plot number, area, boundary dimensions, boundary points and a list of their coordinates. The areas of Ylämaa, Joutseno and Nuijamaa are mainly areas of advisory plot allocation, with the exception of plan changes made after the municipal mergers.


A change of plot subdivision can be applied for by the landowner. The detailed plan serves as a guide when drawing up a separate plot subdivision.


Plot subdivision can be applied for electronically via the online service or using a printable form, which can be requested from the property formation services. For more information and operating instructions, contact the land surveyor or cadastral surveyor at the property formation services of the City of Lappeenranta.

Payment information

A fee is charged for the service.

The City of Lappeenranta confirms plot subdivision-related payments with a separate decision by the decision-making body. Plot subdivision or change thereof concerning 1–2 plots €400 Plot subdivision or change thereof concerning 3–6 plots €500 Plot subdivision or change thereof concerning 7 plots €650

Service background and legislation