August 20, 2018

How long does it take to process a parcel map?

An applicant can expect to receive an initial written response within 30 days of submittal of the application for preliminary review. Once the application is deemed complete and formally accepted, action to conditionally approve or deny the map will occur within fifty (50) calendar days. However, if an environmental study is required, this processing time is lengthened considerably. (Typically, ninety (90) to one hundred and twenty (120) days are added onto the process.) Once a parcel map is tentatively approved, processing of the final parcel map varies. It is dependent upon you and your surveyor’s or engineer’s ability to satisfy the conditions of approval and record the map. Once the parcel map is recorded, the property is subdivided; the land division has occurred. It will often take several weeks for the County’s records (Assessor’s maps, Surveyor’s case maps, etc.) to be updated to reflect the new subdivision.