A Certificate of Compliance Type A verifies parcel legality for a parcel separately conveyed from any lots around it prior to the County's first Subdivision Ordinance (effective July 20, 1945) as verified by chain-of-title.
A Certificate of Compliance Type B legalizes a parcel and is a written statement, issued by the County upon request of a property owner or vendee, stating that a parcel of real property complies with the provisions of the State Map Act and the County Subdivision Regulations.
The Confined Animal Regulations assure the proper and responsible care and management of confined animals. Confined animals include any domesticated animal, including but not limited to, a horse, mule, donkey, llama, and pot belly pig.
If your project is eligible (as determined by exemption guidance and Planning staff confirmation), you can qualify for an over-the-counter exemption or you apply for a formal exemption from the full design review process.
There are several design review districts in the County. If your property is located in a "DR" district, development will require a Design Review Exemption or Permit, including Committee-level review.
A Fence Height Exception is required for fences exceeding 1) 4 ft. in height located in the front setback, exterior side (street facing) setback, or in the public right-of-way, or, 2) 6 ft. in height located in the rear setback or interior side setback.
Projects that involve significant grading, including but not limited to construction projects with over 250 cubic yards of cut and/or fill, require a grading permit.
The purpose of a home improvement exception is to allow, under special circumstances as stipulated by regulation, relief from the requirements of the development standards of the applicable zoning district for existing homes.
Anyone who keeps more than ten dogs, more than ten cats, or more than ten dogs and cats in any combination is required to have a kennel/cattery permit.
Major Subdivisions are all divisions of land that result in the creation of 5 or more parcels, 5 or more condominiums, or a community apartment project containing 5 or more parcels, or the conversion of a dwelling to a stock cooperative containing 5 or more dwelling units.
Minor Subdivisions are all divisions of land that result in the creation of 4 or fewer parcels, 4 or fewer condominiums, or a community apartment project containing 4 or fewer parcels, or the conversion of a dwelling to a stock cooperative containing 4 or fewer dwelling units.
If a project is unable to provide the required number of off-street parking spaces, the applicant can revise the project so that fewer spaces are needed. Another option is to apply for an Exception to Off-Street Parking Requirements.