What does it mean to own an illegal lot?

The use, development and conveyance of illegal lots are subject to numerous restrictions. For example:

  • Building permits may be denied until the violation is corrected. Other permits, i.e. use permits, can also be denied
  •  The sale of an illegal lot may, in some circumstances, be voided at the option of the purchaser even if the seller is unaware of the lot's illegality
  •  If the seller had actual or constructive knowledge of the lot's illegality, the buyer may, in some  circumstances, sue the seller for damages

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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?