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A voluntary merger is used to legally combine two or more adjoining parcels which are held in common ownership into a single parcel.
The owner of the subject property or any person who is given consent by the owner of the subject property may use this service.
Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.
The applicant submits a completed application and pays all applicable fees.
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.
Any aggrieved person can appeal the Director's decision to the Board of Supervisors.
Staff, acting on behalf of the Director of Planning & Building, records the voluntary merger document.
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
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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
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.
No, a voluntary merger does not affect easements, streets, dedications, offers of dedication, or any other recorded interests.
Voluntary mergers can typically be processed within 90 days of the application being deemed complete.