Voluntary Merger

What is the process?

Confirm Parcel Eligibility

Confirm that both parcels to be merged are contiguous (i.e. share a common property line), that each parcel is under the same ownership, and that each parcel has identical vesting (i.e. how the owners hold their interest in the parcel(s)).

Apply for a Voluntary Merger Number

  • Obtain a map number first, by following the steps for a Map Number Request here. 
  • Once you have the autogenerated map number, ensure the map number is printed on the voluntary merger exhibit.

Complete the Voluntary Merger Application form

Complete the Voluntary Merger Application form.

Complete the General Land Use Permit Application form

In the, Land Division Application Package completed and sign the following pages: 

  • (PLN-3000) ‘General Application Contact Information’
  • (PLN-1006) ‘Information Disclosure'
  • (PLN-1122) ‘Hazardous Waste and Substances Statement Disclosure’

Assemble the other required documents

  • Title Report, or Lot Book Guarantee, dated within the last six months for each parcel
  • Consent of Property Owner form (if the applicant does not own the property)

Apply for a Voluntary Merger Online

Please apply for a voluntary merger through the online service PermitSLO.

  1.  Access PermitSLO 
  2. Select 'Apply' on the top bar
  3. Select 'Planning Applications'
  4. Find the 'Subdivision Application'
  5. Click 'Apply'
  6. Follow the online instructions

Pay the invoice for processing

Planning staff will email the applicant an invoice, which the applicant can pay online here.

Staff Review and Processing

Planning Staff will review the required documents, prepare the draft Notice of Voluntary Merger, and mail it to the applicant along with an invoice for recording fees.

Applicant Follow-Up

Sign and notarize the draft Notice of Voluntary Merger, and mail it back to the Department of Planning & Building:

     976 Osos Street

     Room 300

     San Luis Obispo, CA

     93408

Pay the invoice for the recording fees online here.

Recording the Voluntary Merger

Staff will sign and notarize the draft Notice of Voluntary Merger, and record it.

Staff Mails Notice of Voluntary Merger to Applicant

Staff will mail the official copy of the recorded Notice of Voluntary Merger to the applicant.

Who can use this service?

This service is available to anyone wishing to merge two contiguous parcels into a single parcel.

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.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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