Parcel Creation History
For the Parcel Validity Review Form and more information on Certificates of Compliance, please see the Forms/Policies/Regulations page.
The following files are not policies or regulations, but are provided as a guidelines for determining parcel validity for subdivisions of 4 or fewer parcels. They are by no means complete and the user assumes all risk from decisions made regarding the use of them. Our Division is providing this information as a way to make parcel determination easier but will assume no liability for the validity of the information or the use that arises from it. The final determination on parcel validity rests with the County of Santa Barbara. The issuance of a Certificate of Compliance is the "birth certificate" of a parcel in question and may be obtained by providing all the information necessary to determine it's legality. We are able to answer general inquiries about Certificates of Compliance but specific questions regarding your project require a legal determination that can only be answered by applying for a Certificate of Compliance.
|Timeline of California State Acts||1893—1970||11/20/2000|
|Timeline of Santa Barbara County Ordinances||1937—1972||01/29/2014|
|How Four of Fewer Parcels Were Legally Created||1937—Present||6/1/2006|