Parcel Maps and Mapping

Parcel Maps

Parcel Maps are generally used to subdivide and/or reconfigure properties into 1 to 4 lots.  Non-residential subdivisions with 5 lots or more can be mapped with a Parcel Map if the project meets applicable exemptions in the Subdivision Map Act.  Residential subdivisions with 5 lots or more require a Final (Tract) Map.  The Town Code requires first approval of a Tentative Map by the Planning Division for both Parcel and Final Maps.  The following links provide information regarding the Town’s Parcel/Final Map requirements.

Lot Line Adjustment

Lot line adjustments are reviewed according to Section 66412(d) of the Government Code of the State of California.  The applicant has the option of using this procedure or completing the lot line adjustment by filing a Parcel Map.

Right-of-Way & Easement Dedication

There are instances when rights-of-way or easements dedicated to the Town are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were dedicated.  The adjacent property owners may have use for this property or may have been unknowingly using public property for many years.  These property owners may request that the Town formally abandon this property and quitclaim it to them.

Grant Deeds of Easements

Grant Deeds of Easements are reviewed according to Section 66442 of the Government Code of the State of California
Below is a sample grant deed of easement dedication to be completed and utilized for dedication of an easement to the Town of Los Gatos.