August 19, 2018

Planning

Zone Modification / Zone Variance

The Zoning Ordinance lists development standards for each zone district. Relief from strict application of these requirements may be possible through either the ZONE MODIFICATION or ZONE VARIANCE process. Variances that would allow an activity or use not expressly authorized by a zone district are prohibited (Section 65906 of the California Government Code). WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MODIFICATION…

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Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Amendment

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Public Use Airports Map Packet

(Airport Influence Area) The Kern County Public Use Airports Map Packet contains paper copies of airport compatibility maps (Airport influence area) and noise contour maps. The packet is available at the cost of $7.92 plus $4.90 for shipping and handling. Please mail your request and check for $12.82 to: Kern County Planning and Community Development Department…

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Certificate of Compliance

WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE? A Certificate of Compliance is a legal document which certifies that a parcel of land complies with the Subdivision Map Act. In other words, it is a document that states Kern County accepts the fact that a particular parcel of real property has been legally created. There are a number…

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Parcel Map

WHAT IS A PARCEL MAP (PM)? A “parcel map” is a land division map processed through the Planning and Natural Resources Department resulting in the creation of four (4) or fewer lots, which is specifically authorized by the State Subdivision Map Act and Chapter 18.25 of the Kern County Land Division Ordinance. In the case of…

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Lot Line Adjustment

WHAT IS A LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT (LLA)? A lot line adjustment is the process that is used to change property lines of existing parcels. The process can be used to do a number of things, such as: combine up to four (4) adjacent parcels into one (1) parcel, alter the boundary between up to four (4) parcels,…

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Parcel Map Waiver

WHAT IS A PARCEL MAP WAIVER (PMW)? Normally when land is subdivided, both a tentative and final map are required by the State Subdivision Map Act (Government Code Section 66410 et. seq.); however, when fewer than five (5) parcels will be created, a parcel map is allowed under State Law (Government Code Section 66426). As applied…

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Tract Map

WHAT IS A TRACT MAP? A tract map is one of the processes used to subdivide real property into smaller lots. Typically, the tract map is used to create five (5) or more residential lots. This type of subdivision is normally associated with full urban improvements, which would include paved streets, curb, gutter and sidewalk, fire…

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SMARA

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