Certificates of Compliance

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit Application

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

Step 2: Determine Lot Legality

Department of Planning & Building staff reviews the application and determines if the parcel in question was legally created. If the parcel was legally created, a certificate of compliance issued. If the parcel was not legally created, a conditional certificate of compliance is issued.

Step 3: Appeal of Determination (Situational)

Any aggrieved person can appeal a certificate or conditional certificate determination to the Board of Supervisors.

Step 4: Record Certificate

After a certificate of compliance or conditional certificate of compliance is issued, staff records it with the County Clerk-Recorder.

Who can use this service?

The owner of the subject property or anyone 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.

When and where is this service offered?

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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The County’s online permit portal, CSS, will be down and unavailable for public access from Thursday, September 30 at 5:00 PM until Monday, October 4 at 8:00 AM for a system upgrade.

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