Standard Subdivision

Dividing Parcels

Request to subdivide land into five or more parcels requires submittal of:

  • Application
  • Application checklist and supporting information including:
    • Tentative tract map prepared by a registered professional, qualified by law to prepare such maps and in a form acceptable to the City Engineer
  • Fee

City Staff Review

Standard subdivisions are reviewed by the Planning Commission at a public hearing. Based on its review, public comments, and City staff analysis, the Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council, which takes final action on the tentative tract map. The Council may approve, conditionally approve or deny the map based on findings. Following tentative map approval, the subdivider must submit a final map for City Engineer review to verify consistency with the tentative map and with applicable conditions and code requirements.

The approved final map must be recorded with the County Recorder.