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Certificate of Compliance FAQ Will my certificate of compliance application be handled differently from normal procedures if my parcel is found to have been created in violation of the applicable subdivision laws…
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Zoning FAQ What is zoning? Why is it important? Zoning regulates land use, density, setbacks, parking, lot coverage, building size, and thereby provides a means to implement the County’s
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Commercial and Industrial FAQ I want to open a new business or change to a different business. What must I do? Verify that the proposed business or use is permitted…
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Conditional Use Permit (CUP) FAQ Why does my project require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP)? What are CUPs? A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is required for certain land uses which may need…
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County Jurisdiction FAQ Is my property subject to County planning and zoning requirements? Only if it is within the County unincorporated areas. To verify, you can use the: Z-NET…
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Density Bonus and Housing Permit FAQ What is a Housing Permit? Are there different types? The Housing Permit (Part 18 of 22.56) was established to…
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Services Provided FAQ What kinds of questions can you answer at the public counter? The Department of Regional Planning performs all land use planning functions for the unincorporated…
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Special Districts, Areas and Plans FAQ Coastal Zone Is my property located in the Coastal Zone? Within our GIS system, you would be able to obtain this…
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Business / Other License Referrals FAQ What kind of licenses are referred to Regional Planning for review and why? The following agencies frequently ask Regional Planning to verify that operations they issue licenses…
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Application Submittals FAQ What is a Site Plan Review? A Site Plan Review involves determining whether a project is in compliance with the Los Angeles County Code
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Land Division FAQ Can I subdivide my property? Subdivisions are reviewed by five County agencies. These agencies include: Department of Regional Planning Department of Public…
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Temporary Use Permit (TUP) FAQ What is a Temporary Use Permit? Certain temporary activities that may be appropriate at specific locations but inappropriate on a permanent basis may qualify to be approved…
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One Valley One Vision (OVOV) FAQ Why am I getting this notice? The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is in the process of updating the Santa Clarita Valley Area Plan. This…
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Environmental Assessment An environmental assessment is required for a project that requires a discretionary decision, as determined by Los Angeles County Code Title 22 Planning and Zoning Projects that generally require an…
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Residential and Agricultural FAQ For properties zoned R-1, R-A, A-1, A-2 Can I build a house on the property? Can I add onto my existing house? What must I do? These…
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Miscellaneous FAQ Other Land Use Questions Can you tell me if there are any easements on my property? Public easements, such as flood control district easements and slope easements,…
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Significant Ecological Areas (SEAs) FAQ What is an SEA? Significant Ecological Areas (SEAs), as specified in the County General Plan, are ecologically important land and water systems that are valuable as plant…
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General Plan FAQ What is the General Plan? What is a Community Plan? The General Plan is a comprehensive policy document which aids County decision-makers in guiding future development in…
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