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Land Conservation (Williamson) Act

Legislative Amendments

effective January 1, 2002

 

Senate Bill 497 (Sher, Chapter 873, Statues of 2001)

Lot Line Adjustments (GC§66412(d))

Existing law makes the Subdivision Map Act inapplicable to a lot line adjustment between 2 or more existing adjacent parcels, where the land taken from one parcel is added to an adjacent parcel, and where a greater number of parcels than originally existed is not thereby created, if the lot line adjustment is approved by the local agency or advisory agency. The act requires a local agency or advisory agency to limit its review and approval to a determination of whether or not the parcels resulting from the lot line adjustment will conform to local zoning and building ordinances.

The Subdivision Map Act requires a local agency to issue a certificate of compliance or a conditional certificate of compliance if it determines that real property does not comply with the act or local ordinances enacted pursuant to the act.

SB 497 makes make the act inapplicable to a lot line adjustment between 4 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, if the lot line adjustment is approved by the local agency or advisory agency. The bill requires a local agency or advisory agency to limit its review and approval to a determination of whether or not the parcels resulting from the lot line adjustment will conform to the local general plan, any applicable coastal plan, and zoning and building ordinances, as specified.

SB 497 eliminates the provision for issuance of a certificate of compliance and would require the issuance of a conditional certificate of compliance in those instances.