261 Carlton Court
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Purpose: The process of subdividing property is
governed by state law and local ordinances. We
provide an important part in this process and often
take the lead. We can also provide our services
to other professionals who may act as the agent for
Method:A. Feasibility Study
1. This process examines the feasibility of a
subdivision for the parcel in question. In
order to qualify as a site that could be
subdivided, there are certain requirements
that must be met. Before spending
unnecessary time and funds on a project
that may go nowhere, we make sure there
is a reasonable chance that the project may
proceed to its completion.
B. Topographic Survey (see link)
C. Boundary Survey (see link)
D. Tentative Map
1. A map of the proposed subdivision is
prepared from the topographic and
2. A title report is acquired which describes
the property and lists easements of record
which are plotted on the tentative map.
3. Preliminary engineering may be required
showing proposed grading and
4. Other professionals may be required to
address environmental concerns such as
endangered species, wetlands,
archeological fields, historical elements,
sound, biology, traffic, etc.
5. An application is prepared and the project
is submitted to the governing agency for
E. Review and Approval By City or County
1, The governing agency reviews the
application and determines if additional
information is needed.
2. The governing agency will schedule a
hearing for the proposed subdivision, and
will either approve it with conditions or
deny the request.
F. Final Map Prepared
1. A final map is prepared showing the
proposed subdivision. The map will be
signed by the owners of the property.
2. Any conditions of approval must be
completed before the final map can be
approved and recorded. These conditions
a. Improvements such as:
i. street and utility construction
ii. lot grading
iii. offsite improvements
b. Fees such as:
i. map and plan checking fees
ii. park fees
iii. drainage, planning fees etc.
c. Agreements, Bonds, etc.
G. Construction staking
1. If improvements are required, we provide
construction staking for the engineering
contractors who will be constructing the
H. Final Monuments
1. The final lot corner and street centerline
monuments must be set.
I. Final Map Approval
1. After all conditions of approval have been
met and the final map is approved, it is
taken to the recorder's office by the
Wilson Land Surveys, Inc.
261 Carlton Court Los Gatos, CA 95032
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