OK, what to do.... In my county, if someone splits his land illegally, we flag it with "no building permit" status and they can never get a building permit for anything until the situation is rectified.
We have a fellow who split his lot illegally like 8 times, giving each of his kids a parcel. He operates a salvage yard on one of the illegal parcels. The salvage yard is a legal non-conforming use, but has the "no building permit" flag. Now, the place is a sh%$ hole, and his son-in-law supposedly wants to fix it up, make it presentable, etc. In short, they want a building permit to build a new office on the property and get rid of the trailer that's caving in.
I don't have the slightest idea how to fix this situation. We can't give him a permit without fixing all these illegal splits. My boss seems to think an Auditor's plat may fix them, but I have no idea why that would be and my search of Iowa code has not been helpful. Does anyone have any ideas?