A lot merger is another form of Lot Line Adjustment. It is a boundary adjustment between four or fewer parcels, where the land from two or more parcels are merged in to one or more parcels, where number of parcels created are less than originally existed, and where a greater number of parcels than originally existed are not thereby created.
A lot merger, as defined by Subdivision Map Act, in combination with Certificate of Compliance may be filed in the City of Oceanside. Criteria For Acceptance:
The criteria for acceptance are the same as Lot Line Adjustment with the following exception: The parcels to be merged must have the same ownership
. Please see the section for Lot Line Adjustment
. Grant Deeds for Merged Parcels:
Provide an individual grant deed for each merged/adjusted lot created. Use a standard grant deed format. Across the top enter in large bold text “PRO-FORMA GRANT DEED”. The name(s) of Grantor(s) and Grantee(s) will be the same. Show APN number. The parcels owned by the same person may be included in one Pro-Forma grant deed.
The following statement should be shown on the body of pro-forma deed:
This deed is being recorded to reflect, of record, the approved legal description for parcel “A” pursuant to Lot Merger No. _PLA_ _
approved by the City of Oceanside, and recorded on _______________ as Document No. _________________ filed in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, State of California.
The new legal
description (attached as exhibit “A”) in this document should also contain reference to the proposed lot merger and its recording information. The space for recording information will be left blank until the time of recordation of Lot merger. The order of recordation is as follows:
- Notice of Merger
- Certificate of Compliance for Lot Merger
- Deed(s) for the merged parcel(s)
NOTE: Lot merger will not be effective until all required documents are recorded. It is the applicant’s responsibility to record all documents. The Lot Merger shall be effective when the certificate of compliance and grant deeds have been recorded. No building permit shall be issued, for development on any lot included in the lot merger, prior to recordation.
Once all documents are recorded the Owner/Developer is responsible to make sure the electronic file and/or copy of all recorded documents are sent to the associated plan checker in the Engineering Division. Once the City receives the recorded copies the process will be deemed complete and building permit may be issued.