I'm dealing with a property owner who owns a large tract of farmland. According to deed it is all one legal lot, even though it is composed of several tax lots (3). Approximately 20 year ago there was a sheriff's deed describing foreclosure proceedings, which resulted in a tax lot being deeded over to our State Dept of Water Resources. As far as we're concerned, this was an illegal separation, as they did not go through a formal partition with the County Planning Department (as unfair as it seems). In order to develop the parcel, the property owner will be required to go through a "validation plat" (i.e. apply for a land partition) to correct the illegal split.
Have you encountered a similar situation? What were the remedies for correcting the issue?