Subdivision codes, along with minimum lot sizes, can needlessly fragment rural lands. Landowners want to be able to sell house lots for income, but also often want to preserve larger lots for farming and forestry. Both goals can be achieved with permitting that transfers development rights. With such provisions, potential lots on one parcel can be sold to another landowner, preserving the first parcel. This can be done across districts with ‘sending’ and ‘receiving’ districts or just between willing landowners.