How are lots created?

Lots are created by division of an existing lot into two or more lots, in a process commonly called a subdivision. A division may occur upon recording a map approved by the County or by transfer of a portion of a lot for sale, financing, lease or gift.

For example, if the owner of an existing lot sold half of it and retained the other half, the sale would create two new lots, but not necessarily legal lots if not done pursuant to an approved map.

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1. What is a lot?
2. How are lots created?
3. What is a legal lot?
4. What is an illegal lot?
5. What does the County do about illegal lots?
6. What does it mean to own an illegal lot?
7. Why is the County concerned about illegal lots?
8. What is an Assessor's Parcel?
9. How did the County find out about my illegal lot?
10. Can I be prosecuted for owning an illegal lot?
11. Why didn't the title company tell me my lot was illegal?
12. The person who sold it to me is the one who broke the law; what can be done about this?
13. What can I do to legalize my lot?
14. Must I file for a conditional certificate of compliance now?
15. What can a buyer do to avoid acquiring an illegal lot?
16. Whom should I contact on these matters?