There is no legal definition of an addition in the city or county ordinances. According to Matthew Conrad, Associate Planning Director, City of Albuquerque Planning Department, Addition is just part of a name for a subdivision and does not correspond to a specific term or designation.
Property bounded on one side by a street and on the other sides by a street, railroad right of way, waterway, unsubdivided area, or other definite barriers.
[A]ny right or privilege that a person or persons may have in another's land that are documented in the records of the office of the county clerk.
[A] map, chart, survey, plan or replat certified by a licensed, registered land surveyor containing a description of the subdivided land with ties to permanent monuments prepared in a form suitable for filing of record.
[A] tract or parcel of land platted and placed on the county clerk's record in accordance with laws and ordinances.
(1) A tract or parcel of land, exclusive of public right of way, placed on the County Clerk's records in accordance with this article or predecessor ordinances, the Bernalillo County Subdivision Ordinance or predecessor ordinances, or (in situations not covered by then current subdivision ordinances) the laws of the State of New Mexico; or
(2) A tract or parcel of land held in separate ownership, as that parcel was shown on the records of the County Assessor, prior to June 20, 1950, date of passage of City Commission Ordinance No. 686, or October 2, 1950, effective date of passage of a County Resolution (both covering subdivision).
[Land] capable of being described by location and boundaries and not dedicated for public or common use.
A graphic and written description of a lot or lots with survey reference ties to permanent survey monuments.
[The] combination or recombination of portions of previously platted lots which does not increase the total number of lots.
To divide or redivide land into two or more parts by whatever. To facilitate the present or future conveyance or other transfer of incidents of ownership or use.
[The] division of a surface area of land including land within a previously approved subdivision, into two or more parcels for the purpose of sale, lease or other conveyance or for building development, whether immediate or future.
(1) The act of subdividing; or
(2) The parcel of land subdivided.
[The] cancellation or revocation of all or part of a previously recorded plat, subdivision, or right-of-way, showing as one lot or acreage of land that which was previously divided into lots or numbered or lettered parcels or created public right-of-way.
The act which rescinds all or part of a recorded subdivision plat including legal dedications and grants of easements.
A system inaugurated by the Continental Congress on May 20, 1785, for the survey of the public lands of the United States.
The rectangular survey system in a nutshell:
The rectangular survey system (as opposed to the metes and bounds system) uses imaginary "nets" of big rectangles superimposed on the land. The center of a net is anchored at a known geographic position. Two base lines cross at the center, one north-south and the other east-west. The big rectangles of the net, each generally 24 miles by 24 miles, are described according to their position in relation to the base lines. Each big rectangle is then subdivided into smaller rectangles, and the smaller rectangles into even smaller rectangles, and so on.
The north-south base line of the net is called a meridian. The big 24-mile rectangles are called tracts. Tracts are each divided into 16 townships. Townships are divided into sections. Sections are divided into half-sections and quarter-sections. Half-sections and quarter-sections are divided and further subdivided into halves and quarters.
Parcels of land described from the rectangular survey system will use additional terms such as aliquot parts, ranges, and lots (or fractional lots).
The true north and south line extending from an initial point in both directions. Principal meridians are the first north-south lines (meridians) surveyed for an area and form the basis for measuring ranges east and west.
A row or tier of townships lying east or west of the principal meridian and numbered successively to the east and to the west from the principal meridian.
The Range Direction indicates which side of the principal meridian the township is on. In the example "Township 5 North, Range 12 West," West indicates the direction of the township from the (vertical) meridian. Range directions can be either east or west.
A Range Number identifies a township's East or West relation to its principal meridian. In the example "Township 5 North, Range 12 West," the number 12 represents the Range Number used to identify the township that is 12 tiers to the left of the principal meridian.
A section is a regular tract of land, 1-mile square, containing 640 acres, within a township. It is approximately 1/36 of a township.
Identifies a section within a township. Sections are usually numbered 1 to 36 but can be higher in some states.
A township is a major subdivision of the public lands under the rectangular system of surveys. It is a tract of land contained within the boundaries of the north-south range lines. Most townships are 4-sided, measuring approximately 6 miles on each side and containing approximately 36 square miles, or 23,040 acres.
The Township Direction indicates which side (north or south) of the baseline the township is on. In the example, Township 5 North, Range 12 West," North indicates the Township Direction from the (horizontal) baseline.
A township number is identified by its relation to a base line and a principal meridian. For example, "Township 5 North, Range 12 West" identifies a particular township that is 5 tiers up from the base line. In this example, the number 5 represents the Township Number. Some townships may be fractional.
A tract is a parcel of land that lies in more than one section or that cannot be identified completely as a part of a particular section, e.g., Tract 37. Note: Tracts within a township are numbered beginning with 37 to avoid confusion with section numbers.