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Certificate of Compliance Type B (for Parcel Legalization) Companion Form
A Certificate of Compliance Type B legalizes a parcel and is a written statement, issued by the County upon request of a property owner or vendee, stating that a parcel of real property complies with the provisions of the State Map Act and the County Subdivision Regulations. A conditional certificate of compliance may be issued subject to the fulfillment of conditions necessary to bring the property into compliance with the State Map Act.
Legalization is required for development of parcels whose legal status could not be confirmed through chain of title research, where the deed history does not comply with the criteria for legalization of parcels. For parcels in the Coastal Zone a Coastal Development Permit (appealable to the California Coastal Commission) is also required.
Steps in the Planning Permit Process
If a planning or zoning permit is required, it generally needs to be processed prior to application of a building or construction permit. The Planning Section of the Planning and Building Department processes these permits. When multiple permits are required (e.g., Coastal Development Permit and Design Review Permit), the longer permit processing time and higher level decision-making body would apply to the concurrent processing of associated permits. In reviewing and processing your permit application, the assigned planner will generally complete the following steps:
1. Initial Application Review
The planner reviews your project to determine whether your application is complete. During this stage, the planner:
- Determines whether your project conforms with the County's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and other regulations;
- Solicits comments and recommendations from review agencies (relative to their regulations) and applicable homeowners associations or community groups; and
- Discusses your project with a development review committee of senior staff members.
The County has 30 days after receiving your application to notify you if you must provide any additional materials or information before your application can be processed.
3. Public Notification
A public notice is mailed to owners of property within a 300-ft. radius of the subject property.
4. Permit Decision
A hearing-level decision is required.
5. Appeal Period
Once a decision is made, both you and the public can appeal most permit decisions to a higher authority within 10 business days of the decision date. Zoning Hearing Officer decisions generally can be appealed to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission decisions can be appealed to the County Board of Supervisors. A decision by the Board of Supervisors is not appealable. However, if the project requires a Coastal Development Permit (CDP), the CDP is appealable to the California Coastal Commission.
Approximated Time provides an estimated duration for processing of the specified permit only and does not include processing of any appeals. It is not intended to represent an exact timeframe for a specific project, which may be more or less than the time provided. Required permits and processing times vary depending on project complexity and location. For projects requiring multiple permits (e.g., Design Review Permit and Coastal Development Permit), please use the highest of the estimated times for each required permit. These times do not include processing times for non-Planning permits which may be required for the project, such as permits from the Building Inspection Section, Department of Public Works, Environmental Health Division, sewer or water districts, or state or federal agency. To obtain an estimated processing timeframe for a specific project, please call or visit the Current Planning Section and speak with a Planner to identify the required permits and reviews for your project.
Approximated Fees provide an estimated rounded fee total based on the permit fee and other anticipated review costs of the adopted Planning Service Fee Schedule and does not represent an exact fee amount for a specific project, which may be higher or lower than the fee provided. Required permits and fees vary depending on project complexity and location. For projects requiring multiple permits (e.g., Design Review Permit and Coastal Development Permit), please use the highest of the estimated permit fees and add on the established fees of other required permits from the Planning Service Fee Schedule, to obtain an estimated fee total. Other department review fees, including those of the Geotechnical Section, Department of Public Works, Environmental Health Division, and the applicable fire department, may also apply. To obtain an estimated fee total for a specific project, please call or visit the Current Planning Section and speak with a Planner to identify the required permits and reviews for your project.