Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I would like to subdivide my property into two or three flag lots. How do I got about doing this and how long does a subdivision generally take to complete.

The subdivision process starts with the Regional Planning Department (DRP) where a tentative map must be filed first. After the tentative map is approved, a final map and associated improvement plans must be processed and recorded through Public Works. The time required for each project varies depending up on its size, impacts, and mitigation requirement. For your reference, the simplest lot split may take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to be completed.

You may request an appointment for a One Stop meeting where more detailed information is given for your specific property. Please contact the Regional Planning Department at 213-974-6438 for an appointment. You may also visit the DRP website to get more information on line at this link:

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