Certificates of Compliance

Certificates of Compliance

Prior to March 4, 1972 many parcels of land were legally subdivided by simply granting a portion of a lot by deed to another person or entity.  After of March 4, 1972, the State of California Subdivision Map Act required that new parcels of land could only be created lawfully by recording a parcel map (when four or less parcels are being created). Further, in most cases the recording of a subdivision map is required if five or more parcels are created either prior to or after the March 4, 1972 date. Unfortunately, many land owners continued the process of simply deeding land to others resulting in lots or parcels that were not created in compliance with State law.  The Certificate of Compliance application is a process where research can be done to prove that the lot was created legally in which case a Certificate of Compliance can be issued by the local jurisdiction, or if the research indicates that the lot or parcel was not created in compliance with State law, a Conditional Certificate of Compliance can be issued.  The Conditional Certificate of Compliance will include Conditions of Approval whereby the parcel can be deemed a legal parcel upon satisfaction of those conditions.

Past Projects:

The Creamery, City of Sacramento CA

Southport Business Park, West Sacramento CA