21.13.010   Applicability of chapter.
   (a)   This chapter shall apply only to residential and nonresidential developments. Whenever a provision of the Subdivision Map Act (commencing with Section 66410 of the Government Code), as implemented and supplemented by this subdivision ordinance (Title 21 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code), requires the filing of a tentative map or preliminary parcel map for a residential or nonresidential development, a vesting tentative map may instead be filed, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (b)   If a subdivider does not seek the rights conferred by a vesting tentative map, the filing of a vesting tentative map shall not be a prerequisite to any approval for any proposed subdivision, permit for construction, or work preparatory to construction.
(Ord. 4109 § 1 (part), 1992: Ord. 3689 § 3 (part), 1986)