Voluntary Mergers

Who can use this service?

The owner of the subject property or any person who is given consent by the owner of the subject property may use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit Application

The applicant submits a completed application and pays all applicable fees.

Step 2: Reach Decision

The Director of Planning & Building (or their designee) reviews the application and reaches a decision to either approve or deny the application. If approved, Department of Planning & Building staff prepare the voluntary merger document.

Step 3: Appeal Decision (Optional)

Any aggrieved person can appeal the Director's decision to the Board of Supervisors.

Step 4: Record Merger

Staff, acting on behalf of the Director of Planning & Building, records the voluntary merger document.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Old County Courthouse Building

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

976 Osos Street Room 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5600

Permits/Inspections: (805) 788-2076

Fax: (805) 781-1242

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I want to voluntarily merge my parcels?

Often, voluntary mergers are processed in order to accommodate building setbacks, such as when buildings are constructed over lot lines. They are also processed to simply create larger parcels.

Does a voluntary merger affect easements?

No, a voluntary merger does not affect easements, streets, dedications, offers of dedication, or any other recorded interests.

How long does it take to process a voluntary lot merger?

Voluntary mergers can typically be processed within 90 days of the application being deemed complete.