The Mapping section reviews maps and title documents for compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, Professional Land Surveyors Act, Land Development Code and conditions of approval in previously approved discretionary land use permits.
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The Permittee shall be responsible for the cost of preserving & replacing all survey monuments destroyed by construction. If a vertical control monument is to be disturbed or destroyed, the City of San Diego field survey section shall be notified in writing at least 7 days prior to demolition/construction.
In surveying, monuments are defined as physical objects on or in the ground, which establish the location of boundary lines. Monuments are often referred to as “property markers” by a layperson. Monuments come in many forms and sizes, ranging from a small tack set in a lead plugin concrete, a nail and brass disc set in concrete, a lead and brass disc set within an iron pipe of various diameters, a boulder, a 200-year-old Douglas fir tree, the center of a river, or even the crest of a mountain range, to name a few. Monuments can be natural or man-made.
To locate property corners, you will need a copy of the map and/or deed that created your parcel. You may try to interpret it, however, to ensure that all monuments are in the proper location, or to prepare legal maps/documentation, you need to contact a Professional Land Surveyor (or Civil Engineer Registered prior to 1982) licensed by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
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Abutting property: This is a lot or parcel of land that shares all or part of a common lot line with another lot or parcel of land.
Amended map: This is a map as set forth in the Subdivision Map Act, Section 66469 through 66472.1, that is used to correct errors or to amend an existing final map or parcel map.
Certificate of Correction: This is a recorded document as set forth in the Subdivision Map Act, Sections 66469-66472.1 that is used to correct errors on a limited portion of a recorded final map or parcel map.
Dedication: Real property or an interest in real property offered to and accepted by the City for public use.
Final map: This is a map as defined by the Subdivision Map Act, Section 66426, usually used to subdivide a property into five or more lots.
Lot: Is a parcel, tract, or area of land established by plat, subdivision, or other legal means to be owned, used, or developed. See San Diego Municipal Code, Chapter 11, Article 3, Division 2, Section 113.0237 for additional information on determining a lot.
Lot coverage: This is the portion of a lot that is occupied by buildings or structures that are roofed or otherwise covered or that are unroofed and have a finished floor that extends more than three feet above grade. Lot coverage is expressed as a percentage. See San Diego Municipal Code, Chapter 11, Article 3, Division 2, Section 113.0240 for additional information on calculating lot coverage.
Parcel map: This is a map as defined by the Subdivision Map Act, Section 66426, usually used to subdivide a property into four lots or less.
Property line: Is a line that defines the boundaries of a lot or premises for purposes of applying development regulations. See San Diego Municipal Code, Chapter 11, Article 3, Section 113.0246 for additional information on determining property lines.
Public right-of-way: This is a public easement for streets, alleys, or other uses.
Remainder parcel: This is a portion of a subdivided property that is not divided for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing as defined in the Subdivision Map Act, Section 66424.6.
Remaining yard: This is a portion of the yards on a premise that is not within the street yard.
Subdivision map: This is any map that is filed for the purpose of subdividing property as defined by the Subdivision Map Act. It may be a final map or a parcel map.
Subdivision Map Act: This is the provision found in California Government Code Section 66410, et seq.
Tentative map: This has the same meaning as stated in the Subdivision Map Act, Section 66424.5. The component part of assembly of an appliance that does not alter its original approval.