Does a certificate of compliance mean that all laws are satisfied?
The issuance of a Certificate of Compliance simply means that the parcel complies with the Subdivision Map Act and the Kern County Land Division Ordinance. It does not mean that it complies with the Zoning Ordinance, Building Code, or any other law or ordinance. Additionally, the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance does not necessarily mean that the lot has an approved means of access. Zoning, building codes, and access are not criteria used to determine the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance. It is quite feasible that a Certificate of Compliance can be issued for a parcel that is otherwise “unbuildable” for reasons unrelated to land division laws.
Staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the Certificate of Compliance process. Please telephone (661) 862-8600 if we can be of assistance.