Subdivisions

A subdivision or lot split is the legal division of any lot into two or more lots, for the purpose of sale, lease or financing, now or in the future. Almost all lot splits/land divisions require governmental review and approval. Exemptions are listed in Section 8201-4 of the County Subdivision Ordinance. Land divisions are regulated both by State law and by the Ventura County Subdivision Ordinance.





Conditional Certificates of Compliance

A Conditional Certificate of Compliance is a document certifying that a lot complies with the Ventura County Subdivision Ordinance and Subdivision Map Act. A Conditional Certificate of Compliance is subject to the Planning Director's discretionary review and approval, and may be subject to conditions that the property owner must satisfy prior to the issuance of a building permit or other grant of approval for development of the lot. See Section 8214-4 of the Ventura County Subdivision Ordinance and Section 66499.35 of the Subdivision Map Act for additional information regarding Conditional Certificates of Compliance. The Planning Division recommends that all potential applicants for Conditional Certificates of Compliance contact the Planning Division Discretionary Permit Coordinator, Winston Wright, for an application packet and important pre-submittal information. Winston may be reached at winston.wright@ventura.org or 805-654-2468


Parcel Map Waivers

The California Subdivision Map Act (Map Act) governs the subdivision of land in California. Section 66428 (b) of the Map Act is an ordinance by which a local jurisdiction may provide a procedure for filing a map waiver request. The requirement for a Parcel Map can be waived pursuant to Ventura County Subdivision Ordinance Section 8202-3. However, before waiving a Parcel Map, the County must make specified findings, including, but not limited to, a finding that the proposed "subdivision" complies with the Map Act and to any local subdivision ordinance, and the subdivision meets the requirements relating to improvement and design, floodwater drainage control, public road improvements, sanitary disposal facilities, water supply, availability, and environmental protection.



Tract Maps

Tract Maps customarily involve the subdivision of land into 5 or more parcels. The requirements for an adequate Tract Map application do not lend themselves to a "do-it-yourself" project. The Planning Division recommends that all potential applications for Tract Maps contact the Planning Divisions Discretionary Permit Coordinator, Winston Wright, for an application packet and important pre-submittal information. Winston may be reached at winston.wright@ventura.org or 805-654-2468.




Parcel Maps

Parcel Maps customarily involve the subdivision of land into 4 or fewer parcels. The requirements for an adequate Parcel Map application do not lend themselves to a "do-it-yourself" project. The Planning Division recommends that all potential applications for Parcel Maps contact the Planning Divisions Discretionary Permit Coordinator, Winston Wright, for an application packet and important pre-submittal information. Winston may be reached at winston.wright@ventura.org or 805-654-2468.