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Guidelines for Designing an Industrial Project Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following: Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan? What is the…
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Guidelines for Designing a Commercial Project Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following: Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan? What is the…
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Guidelines for Designing a Residential Project Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following: Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan? What is the…
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How To Order A Map To order a map you must contact our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (‘Public Counter’). Our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and…
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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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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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How To Request A Conditional Use Permit Conditional Use Permits are required for certain land uses which may need special conditions to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses. To be approved, a conditional use permit must be…
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How To Request A Parcel Map A Parcel Map is Required: When a division of real property is proposed which would create four (4) or fewer parcels or four (4) or fewer condominium units (i.e.…
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How To Request A General Plan Amendment The General Plan is a comprehensive policy document which aids County decision-makers in guiding future development in a manner that is consistent with the needs, goals, and interests of the…
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How To Request A Zone Change Zoning regulates land uses, population density, lot coverage, building size and location and thereby provides a means to implement the County’s General Plan. The overall objectives…
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How To Request A Subdivision / Tract Map A Tentative Tract Map Is Required: When a division of real property is proposed which would create five (5) or more parcels or condominium units. In the
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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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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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