2022 Edition

national industry 237210

Land Subdivision


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in servicing land and subdividing real property into lots, for subsequent sale to builders. Servicing of land may include excavation work for the installation of roads and utility lines. The extent of work may vary from project to project. Land subdivision precedes building activity and the subsequent building is often residential, but may also be commercial tracts and industrial parks. These establishments may do all the work themselves or subcontract the work to others. Establishments that perform only the legal subdivision of land are not included in this industry.

The immediate parent of national industry 237210 is international industry 23721: Land Subdivision

2022 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Constructing buildings, for sale, on lots they subdivide--are classified based on the primary type of construction project, in Industry Group 2361, Residential Building Construction, or Industry Group 2362, Nonresidential Building Construction;
  • Installing roads on a subcontract basis for land subdividers--are classified in Industry 237310, Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction;
  • Installing utilities (i.e., water, sewer, petroleum, gas, power, and communication) on a subcontract basis for land subdividers--are classified in Industry Group 2371, Utility System Construction;
  • Preparing land owned by others for building construction--are classified in Industry 238910, Site Preparation Contractors;
  • Constructing buildings, for rent or lease, on lots they subdivide--are classified in Industry Group 5311, Lessors of Real Estate;
  • Subdividing and servicing land for cemetery development--are classified in Industry 812220, Cemeteries and Crematories; and
  • Legal subdivision of land without land preparation--are classified elsewhere in the classification system based on the primary activity of the establishment.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 237210
2007 237210
2012 237210
2017 237210
2022 237210

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 6552 - Land Subdividers and Developers, Except Cemeteries

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 237210, Land Subdivision:

  1. construction
  2. heavy and civil engineering construction
  3. land subdivider and developer except cemetery
  4. land subdivision
  5. land subdivision naic
  6. real estate development property
  7. real estate development property tier 4


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