ANR Survey – Dividing Land

Above:   Example of a typical “ANR” survey.  The landowner is creating a 2.6 acre houselot out of a much larger tract.

An “ANR” survey is produced when a land boundary is changed, typically for the creation of a new lot, or for annexing a small tract to an existing lot. By law, such a survey plan must go before the Town Planning Board for its review. “ANR” means that the Board’s Approval is Not Required (under the Subdivision Control Law) as long as minimum standards are adhered to, typically minimum frontage and acreage for all lots created by the boundary change.
If the minimums standards are met, the Planning Board will Endorse  the Survey by signing the original mylar plan.

Two other examples of ANR surveys are below.

Here a small sliver of land (Parcel A)  is being annexed from a neighbor to an existing houselot.  ========================

This last example shows a multi-lot ANR plan.  Here an old farm is being divided into houselots for family members.