Chapter 16.08
TYPES OF MAPS REQUIRED

Sections:

16.08.005    Purpose of provisions.

16.08.010    Subdivisions creating four or fewer parcels (minor subdivision).

16.08.020    Lot line adjustments.

16.08.030    Waiver of parcel map requirement.

16.08.040    Subdivisions creating five or more parcels, lot line adjustments involving five or more parcels—Tentative map and final map.

16.08.050    Substituting parcel maps for final maps.

16.08.060    Remainder parcels.

16.08.070    Other maps required.

16.08.080    Fees and deposits.

16.08.005 Purpose of provisions.

This chapter describes the Subdivision Map Act requirement for types of maps to be submitted as part of various subdivision project applications. (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.010 Subdivisions creating four or fewer parcels (minor subdivision).

Unless exempt under the provisions of Section 16.02.050 or waived pursuant to Section 16.08.030, a tentative or vesting tentative map is required for all subdivisions creating four or fewer lots including condominium, townhouse, stock cooperative apartment or community apartment projects containing four or fewer lots. A parcel map is utilized to record a minor subdivision. (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.020 Lot line adjustments.

If consistent with this section, and the Subdivision Map Act Section 66412(d), a tentative map and parcel map is not required for a lot line adjustment between four or fewer existing adjoining parcels where the land taken from one parcel is added to an adjoining parcel, and where a greater number of parcels than originally existed is not thereby created. Instead a map exhibit (drawn to appropriate scale and detail as determined by the community development department) shall be submitted. The final lot line adjustment may be reflected in a deed, which shall be recorded. As an alternative, a parcel map may be utilized to record a lot line adjustment. (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.030 Waiver of parcel map requirement.

A. Parcel maps may be waived pursuant to Sections 66428 and 66428.1 of the Subdivision Map Act for the following:

1. Divisions of real property or interests therein created by probate, eminent domain procedures, partition, or other civil judgments or decrees.

2. Divisions of real property resulting from the conveyance of land or any interest therein to or from the city, public entities, or public utilities for a public purpose, such as school sites, public building sites, or rights-of-way or easements for streets, sewers, utilities, drainage, or other public facilities.

3. Any other division of real property which would otherwise require a parcel map.

B. The provisions of this section do not apply if rezoning is required or requested.

C. A subdivider wishing to request a waiver of the parcel map requirement shall include such request with his or her application for tentative map approval.

D. The decision to waive the parcel map requirement shall be made as part of the action taken on the tentative map, and only upon making a finding that the proposed division of land complies with requirements as to lot area, physical improvement and design standards, floodwater drainage control, appropriate improved public roads, sanitary disposal facilities, water supply availability, utility installation, environmental protection, and other requirements of these regulations, other city ordinances, and the Subdivision Map Act.

E. A parcel map waiver may be conditioned to provide for the payment of park land dedication and any other fees generally applied to subdivision projects.

F. Such waiver automatically constitutes approval for the issuance of a certificate of compliance as specified in Section 66499.35 of the Subdivision Map Act. When the parcel map requirement has been waived, the director shall, within ninety days and without further application and proceedings, file the certificate of compliance and a map exhibit showing the land division with the county recorder. (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.040 Subdivisions creating five or more parcels, lot line adjustments involving five or more parcels—Tentative map and final map.

Unless exempt under Section 16.02.060 or qualified for processing pursuant to Section 16.08.050, a tentative or vesting tentative and final map are required for all subdivisions creating five or more parcels, lot line adjustments involving five or more parcels, residential condominiums and townhouses with five or more units, stock cooperative apartment units, a community apartment project containing five or more parcels or an airspace subdivision containing five or more parcels. A final map is utilized as the recording instrument for a subdivision involving five or more parcels. (Ord. 1507 § 3(2), 2007)

16.08.050 Substituting parcel maps for final maps.

For the subdivisions listed below, a parcel map may be submitted in place of the final map, and therefore the application may be processed as a minor subdivision.

A. The land before division contains less than five acres, each parcel created by the division abuts a maintained public street, highway, or other approved access, and no dedications or improvements are required; or

B. Each parcel created by the division has a gross area of twenty acres or more and has an approved access to a maintained public street or highway; or

C. The land consists of a parcel or parcels of land (or airspace condominiums) having approved access to a public street or highway, which is comprised of land zoned for industrial or commercial development, and which has the approval of the governing body as to street alignments and widths; or

D. Each parcel created by the division has a gross area of forty acres or more or is not less than a quarter of a quarter section; or

E. The land being subdivided is solely for the creation of an environmental subdivision pursuant to Section 66418.2 of the Subdivision Map Act. (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.060 Remainder parcels.

A remainder parcel is that portion of an existing parcel that is not divided for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing. If a subdivider elects to designate a remainder, that remainder must be shown on the tentative map; however, the designated remainder shall not be counted as a parcel for the purpose of determining whether a parcel or final map is required. A designated remainder is not considered a legal lot under the provisions of these regulations until a certificate of compliance or conditional certificate of compliance has been recorded. (Also see Section 16.20.020 regarding remainder parcels and required fees and improvements.) (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.070 Other maps required.

Map requirements for other types of subdivision projects are summarized in Table 2—Maps Required for Various Subdivision Projects.

 

Table 2—Maps Required for Various Subdivision Projects

Project Type

Maps Required

Notes

Subdivisions creating four or fewer lots or condominiums

Tentative map or vesting tentative map and parcel map

Parcel map requirement may be waived, pursuant to Section 16.08.030

Subdivisions creating five or more lots or condominiums

Tentative map or vesting tentative map and final map

Parcel map may be substituted for final map, pursuant to Section 16.08.050

Lot line adjustments between four or fewer existing adjoining parcels as described in the SMA 66412(d)

Map exhibit, drawn to scale, and suitable for recording

Tentative map or record of survey may be submitted with the application

Lot line adjustments between five or more existing adjoining parcels

Tentative map or vesting tentative map and final map

Parcel map may be substituted for final map, pursuant to Section 16.08.050

Lot combinations (voluntary mergers)

Map exhibit, drawn to scale, and suitable for recording

Tentative map or record of survey may be submitted with the application

Certificates of compliance and conditional certificates of compliance

Map exhibit, drawn to scale, and suitable for recording

Also needed: legal descriptions prepared by a qualified individual will also be required

Residential or commercial condominium conversions

Tentative map or vesting tentative map and parcel or final map, depending on the number of lots created

Commercial condominium projects may submit a parcel map rather than a final map, pursuant to Section 16.08.050

(Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)

16.08.080 Fees and deposits.

All persons submitting maps as required by this chapter shall pay all fees and/or deposits as provided by the city’s resolution establishing fees and charges. (Ord. 1490 § 3 (part), 2006)