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Design - Subdivisions

What is a Subdivision Map? :

A subdivision map refers to the process of dividing property for purposes of "sale, lease, or finance:. It is a legal mechanism to subdivide real property into smaller lots. Typically, the subdivision map is used to create five (5) or more residential lots. This type of subdivision is normally associated with full uban improvements, which would include paved streets, curb, gutter and sidewalk, fire hydrants, street lights, comprehensive drainage system, water and sewer service, and other infrastructure found in urban areas.

Applicants for subdivision maps are typically "developers". A significant investment is involved in gaining approval of, and constructing, a subdivision.

The subdivision map process consists of three (3) distinct phases.

  1. Preliminary
  2. Tentative
  3. Final

A registered civil engineer will work with the appropriate agencies to ensure that approval of the proposed subdivision map and recordation of the final tract map comply with all local and state requirements.

Our firm will assist in satisfying the conditions of approval, prepare the survey and map, as well as any engineered plans After preparing plans and maps, we usher the plans through agency map and plan checks, and help obtain clearances from all affected departments and agencies.

Overall, the tentative map stage of an application takes at least four to seven months, and the final map stage takes at least an additional four to eight months.

Once all of the conditions are met and the final tract map is recorded, the individual lots may be sold separately or used for indiviual financing. If you have questions about the land division process, please contact our firm. We have years of experience with this type of application and look forward to the possibility of assisting you.

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