Processing Lot Line Adjustments
Lot Line Adjustment: A lot line adjustment is any division of land exempt from the requirements of the Subdivision Map Act, in which no more parcels are created by the division than originally existed prior to the adjustment.
It is highly recommended that prior to the submission of an Application for a Lot Line Adjustment (LLA), with the Engineering Department, that the party considering the LLA meets with representatives from the City’s Community Development Department to do a preliminary review of the proposed LLA to ensure that the properties affected will meet Planning and Zoning ordinances in the after state.
Applications and Review
An application for lot line adjustments can be obtained at the City’s Engineering Department or at the bottom of this page. There is a one time application fee due at the time of application submission; please contact the Engineering Department at 714-738-6845 for the current fee. The application shall include, but is not limited to; the legal description of the lots or parcels to be adjusted, the owner's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, evidence of title and such other information as may be required. A map sketch showing the lots or parcels before and after their adjustment, their relationship to each other, adjoining lots or parcels, street centerlines or right-of-way lines, existing buildings, fences, etc., and the latest Orange County Assessor parcel numbers shall also be reflected on the documentation. The legal description and map sketch must be prepared by a Registered Civil Engineer or Licensed Land Surveyor of the State of California. The complete application, legal descriptions and map sketch shall be submitted to the City’s Real Property Agent. Once your application package is received, the RPA will route the package to other City departments for review and comment and to the City’s Surveyor, Johnson-Frank & Associates, for review and preliminary approval.
Final Approval and Recordation
Once the RPA receives the approved LLA from the City Surveyor, the LLA is then routed to the Directors of the Community Development and Engineering Departments for final approval.Upon final approval the fully executed original LLA is sent to the preparer to coordinate recordation of the documents.Once the LLA is recorded the original recorded LLA is to be returned to the City.
Note: The duration for processing lot line adjustments vary on a case by case basis, but city staff will work with you to get your lot line adjustment processed in the timeliest manner possible.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please call or visit the:
Fullerton City Hall - 2nd Floor
303 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832