Any adjustment may be filed to adjust the boundaries between two or more adjacent parcels, where the land taken from one parcel is added to an adjacent parcel, and where a greater number of parcels than originally existed is not created, provided the staff can determine that the proposed adjustment does not:
- Create any additional parcels;
- Include any parcels which are not legal as defined in the Municipal Code;
- Impair any existing access or create a need for new access to any adjacent parcels;
- Impair any existing easements or create a need for any new easements serving any adjacent parcels;
- Require substantial alteration of any existing improvements or create a need for any new improvements; and
- Adjust the boundary between parcels for which a covenant of improvement requirements has been recorded and all required improvements stated therein have not been completed unless the city determines the proposed adjustment will not significantly affect the covenant of improvement requirements.
HOW TO GET A LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT PERMIT
The first step is to fill out a Lot Line Adjustment Application form which can be found below. Next, file the application with the City Planning Department. Your application needs to include the following items:
- The lot line adjustment diagram shall be on paper eight and one-half by eleven inches or eighteen by twenty-six inches. The lot line adjustment diagram shall be legibly drawn in pencil or ink and shall use a decimal or an engineer’s scale adequate and appropriate for the diagram. The lot line adjustment diagram shall clearly show the following information:
- The boundary lines of the original parcels, with dimensions indicated in feet and decimals thereof. Such information shall be based on existing survey or other record data;
- The proposed division lines with dimensions and the net area of each lot within such lot line adjustment;
- All existing surface and underground structures and improvements located on the original parcels within fifty feet of the boundary of each unit of land to be transferred or conveyed between adjoining lots or parcels;
- The names, locations, and widths of all abutting streets;
- The location, purpose and width of all existing streets and easements affected by or in close proximity to the land to be conveyed between adjoining lots;
- The existing use of the property;
- The existing water supply;
- The existing method of sewage disposal;
- A description of all the property involved in the lot line adjustment sufficient to identify it on the county assessor’s maps, including the section, township and range in which the property is located;
- Current title report of both properties along with names and addresses of all lien holders of record.
2. Such other information as the planning director determines is necessary for him
or her to properly consider the proposed lot line adjustment.
3. The lot line adjustment diagram shall be accompanied by the following
- Legal descriptions of each adjusted parcel shown on the lot line adjustment diagram.
- A certificate signed by the legal owner or owners and lien holders of public record or an authorized agent stating that a lot line adjustment is requested and certifying that the information shown on the diagram is true and correct. If the certificate is signed by an agent of the legal owner or lien title holder, such agent shall submit written authorization from the owner to file the diagram.
Leaving any of the above out of your application may cause delays in plan checking. It also may cause us to return your plans due to insufficient information.
Any associated fees must be paid at time of submittal.