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PREFACE
ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS*
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS*
ARTICLE III GENERAL RULES*
ARTICLE IIIa ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES*
ARTICLE IIIb COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE IIIc PAST GRAND JURORS ASSOCIATION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIj AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM*
ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIm AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM -- EMPLOYMENT*
ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
ARTICLE IIIo COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE IIIq SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIr REGIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIs NORTH COUNTY GANG COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIt POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIu SAN DIEGO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIv CHILD AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IV SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*
ARTICLE IV-A ASSESSOR / RECORDER / COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE IV-B ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE IV-C ASSESSMENT HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE V AUDITOR AND CONTROLLER*
ARTICLE V-A PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ROUTINE CLAIMS*
ARTICLE VI BOUNDARY CHANGES*
ARTICLE VII BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND APPROPRIATION, REVENUE AND STAFFING LIMITATIONS*
ARTICLE VIIa TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO SPECIFIED AGENCIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE VIII CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER*
ARTICLE IX OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL*
ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
ARTICLE X-A CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER*
ARTICLE XII COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XII-A COUNTY LIBRARIAN*
ARTICLE XII-B DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES*
ARTICLE XII-C CITY/COUNTY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURAL/URBAN ISSUES AND PESTICIDES*
ARTICLE XII-D DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES*
ARTICLE XII-E PESTICIDE TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XII-F COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE**
ARTICLE XIII-A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND RECOVERY*
ARTICLE XIII-B DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XIV JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XV HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY*
ARTICLE XV-AA SAN DIEGO COUNTY EYE GNAT ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-B HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES*
ARTICLE XV-C GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM*
ARTICLE XVI CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XVI-A ADVISORY BOARDS*
ARTICLE XVI-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-C SAN DIEGO COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVI-D SAN DIEGO COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-E LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ZONE NO. 2 - JULIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOSTER CARE SERVICES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-C EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVII-D WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION PROCEDURE; ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHISTLE BLOWER COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-E SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVIII CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XVIIIa GRAZING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XIX ADULT INSTITUTIONS*
ARTICLE XIXa YOUTH CORRECTION CENTER*
ARTICLE XX FEES AND CHARGES*
ARTICLE XXA JUVENILE FACILITIES*
ARTICLE XXI INTERGOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION*
ARTICLE XXIa RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROCEDURE FOR PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS*
ARTICLE XXIb PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIa OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND PUBLIC GUARDIAN*
ARTICLE XXIIb DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIc DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING*
ARTICLE XXIIIa RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XXIV PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT*
ARTICLE XXIV-A REGISTRAR OF VOTERS*
ARTICLE XXV SHERIFF*
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS*
ARTICLE XXVIa OUT-OF-COUNTY/IN-COUNTY BUSINESS*
ARTICLE XXVId LIMITATIONS ON MAKING GIFTS AND PROVIDING MEALS OR BEVERAGES*
ARTICLE XXVIe REIMBURSEMENTS AND ALLOWANCES*
ARTICLE XXVII BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XXVIII COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE*
ARTICLE XXVIIIa CODE OF ETHICS*
ARTICLE XXVIIId CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVING FUNDING OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS*
ARTICLE XXIX [ORDINANCES REPEALED]*
ARTICLE XXX DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXXI PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS*
ARTICLE XXXII CABLE TELEVISION REVIEW COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XXXIII COUNTY HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE XXXIV COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY*
ARTICLE XXXV NOISE CONTROL HEARING BOARD*
ARTICLE XXXVI LITIGATION*
ARTICLE XXXVII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXVIII DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE DEFENSE COUNSEL*
ARTICLE XXXVIII-A DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXIX DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT*
ARTICLE XXXIX-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XXXIX-B MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XL SAN DIEGO COUNTY PALOMAR AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLI REMOVAL OF STRIKING EMPLOYEES*
ARTICLE XLI-A COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE XLII SAN DIEGO COUNTY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XLIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER (CAC) PARKING LOT AD HOC COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL GROWTH AND PLANNING REVIEW TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XLV TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*
ARTICLE XLVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON AIDS/HIV*
ARTICLE XLVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION*
ARTICLE XLVIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XLIX SANTA FE VALLEY WORKING GROUP*
ARTICLE L THE TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*
ARTICLE LI SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE MOBILEHOME TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE LIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMEK HEFER SISTER COUNTY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE LIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOLID WASTE HEARING PANEL*
ARTICLE LV SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVII DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY*
ARTICLE LIX SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LX SAN DIEGO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LXI SAN DIEGO COUNTY FALLBROOK AIRPARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE LXII OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES*
ARTICLE LXIII PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT OF 2011*
CODE COMPARATIVE TABLE
STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE
San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances
San Diego County Comprehensive Ordinances
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
SEC. 81.402. DEDICATION AND ACCESS.
   No tentative map filed pursuant to this division shall be approved unless the map and its proposed conditions satisfy the following requirements:
   (a)   Where the property to be subdivided is located in an area identified in the County General Plan Land Use Element as Village Residential 2.9, 4.3, 7.3, 10.9, 15, 20, 24 or 30, a major subdivision shall provide access by one of the following:
      (1)   Public roads dedicated in accordance with the San Diego County Standards.
      (2)   Private road easements at least 40 feet wide in accordance with the San Diego County Standards for Private Roads, if the Director determines the roads will ultimately serve no more than estimated 100 ADT or will not feasibly provide a current or future connection to another public road or another subdivision.
   (b)   Where the property to be subdivided is located in an area identified in the County General Plan Land Use Element as Village Residential 2, a Semi-Rural Residential designation, Rural Lands designation, a Public/Semi-Public designation, a Federal/State Lands designation or an Open Space-Recreation designation, a major subdivision shall provide access by one of the following:
      (1)   On-site roads and off site roads in areas designated for two du/acre or fewer by the County General Plan and which will ultimately serve an estimated 750 to 2500 ADT.  The subdivider shall offer these roads for dedication or obtain offers for dedication, in accordance with San Diego County Standards.  When the County has not accepted a dedication for the road prior to approval of the final map or parcel map, the County may instead accept a private road easement not less than 40 feet wide, centered within the offered right-of-way, in accordance with San Diego County Standards for Private Roads.
      (2)   On-site and off-site roads that will ultimately serve more than an estimated 2500 ADT.  The subdivider shall dedicate these roads or obtain offers for dedication in accordance with San Diego County Standards.
      (3)   In cases where subsections (1) or (2) do not apply, on-site or off-site private road easements at least 40 feet wide in accordance with San Diego County Standards for Private Roads if the Director DPW determines the roads will ultimately serve no more than an estimated 100 ADT and will not feasibly provide a current or future connection to another public road or subdivision.  If the Director DPW is unable to make this determination based on the evidence available, the subdivider shall provide access by public roads dedicated in accordance with San Diego County Standards.
   (c)   For subdivision access roads, the property owner shall: (1) enter into a private road maintenance agreement with the County, on a form provided by the Director, that requires the property owner to perform maintenance in perpetuity for each private road that is a subdivision access road and provides that the obligation to repair and maintain the roads shall be a covenant that runs with the land and is enforceable against all subsequent property owners, or (2) when required by the Director, with concurrence from the Director DPW, dedicate for public use all subdivision access roads that meet San Diego County Standards for Private Roads.  In that case, the roads shall be maintained by a permanent road division zone established pursuant to Streets and Highway Code section 1162.6.
   (d)   Where the property to be subdivided is located in an area subject to a major use permit or a specific plan, streets providing on-site and off-site access shall be designed to those standards necessary to implement the development density design and objectives of the applicable adopted major use permit or specific plan.
   (e)   Where the property to be subdivided is located in an area identified in the County General Plan Land Use Element as a commercial or industrial designation, streets providing on-site and off-site access shall be dedicated in accordance with San Diego County Standards.
   (f)   Notwithstanding subsections (a) through (e) above, where the property to be subdivided abuts property that could be further subdivided under the density allowed by the General Plan or could feasibly provide access to a property that could be further subdivided, the subdivider shall provide an analysis of the public road system within the proposed subdivision and that road system shall, where feasible and practicable, be public and be designed so as to extend roads to the boundaries of the property to provide through access from the subdivision to existing or future offsite roads, with the goal of improving circulation in the vicinity.
   (g)   Each dedicated road which a subdivider proposes on the subdivision boundary shall be at least 40 feet wide together with a strip of land one-foot wide on its outer edge which shall be offered to the County for road purposes and over which the property owner relinquishes access rights.
   (h)   Each dedicated road which a subdivider proposes to terminate at the subdivision boundary shall include a one-foot wide strip of land extending across the road at its point of termination at the subdivision boundary and shall extend across portions of the adjacent lots.  The subdivider shall offer the one-foot strip to the County for road purposes and over which the property owner relinquishes access rights.
   (i)   Each dead-end public road easement shall include a cul-de-sac that complies with San Diego County Public Road Standards.  Each dead end private road easement shall include a cul-de-sac that complies with San Diego County Private Road Standards.
   (j)   Where it is necessary to extend a road beyond the boundaries of a subdivision to provide adequate circulation or fire protection for residents of the subdivision, the subdivider shall acquire the necessary easements at the subdivider's expense.  The subdivider shall dedicate or offer these easements for dedication to the County when required by this section and shall improve the easements in accordance with San Diego County Standards for Public Roads or with San Diego County Standards for Private Roads, whichever is applicable.
   (k)   Where the property to be subdivided is bounded by any water body such as a lake, estuary, lagoon or river, the subdivider shall provide a street along the water body or other public access.
   (l)   Where the Director DPW determines a drainage facility or flood control facility is necessary for the use of lot owners or for the protection of lots, the subdivider shall provide adequate rights-of-way for these facilities and shall offer the rights-of-way for dedication to the County or other public entities.  These facilities and rights-of-way shall be shown on the tentative map.
   (m)   Where the Director DPW determines it is necessary to extend a drainage facility or flood control facility beyond the boundaries of a subdivision for adequate drainage or flood control needs, the subdivider shall acquire the rights-of-way necessary to construct and install these facilities at the subdivider's expense and dedicate them to the County or the San Diego County Flood Control District.  These rights-of-way shall provide for construction and installation of these facilities in accordance with San Diego County Standards.
   (n)   Where the Director DPW determines it is necessary to extend a sewer system beyond the boundaries of the subdivision, the subdivider shall acquire and provide all necessary easements and rights-of-way to accommodate the sewer system extension.
   (o)   The subdivider shall offer to dedicate land for park purposes, pay fees in lieu of dedication or do a combination of both, pursuant to sections 810.101 et seq.
   (p)   The subdivider shall offer to dedicate the necessary rights-of-way for bicycle routes in accordance with San Diego County Standards, under either of the following circumstances:
      (1)   When bicycle routes shown on the County General Plan pass through or abut the subdivision and the routes are reasonably related to the traffic caused by the subdivision.
      (2)   When a subdivider is required to dedicate rights-of-way for streets in subdivisions containing 200 or more lots and one or more bicycle routes are necessary and feasible for the use and safety of the residents.
   (q)   If a tentative map is subject to a condition that the subdivider dedicate an interest in real property outside the boundaries of the subdivision, the tentative map shall also be subject to the condition that the County shall not issue a grading permit pursuant to the tentative map unless one of the following occurs:
      (1)   Interests in real property have been acquired by the subdivider or the public agency concerned, in a form satisfactory to the Director DPW.
      (2)   The Board has agreed to acquire the interests in the real property.
   (r)   Where an off-site access road to a residential subdivision will not provide access to an on-site road to be maintained by the County or a permanent road division zone and the Planning Commission has determined that the cost to acquire the off-site access is unwarranted considering the location, traffic volume or use of the proposed subdivision, the subdivider may in lieu of dedication or an offer of dedication, obtain access via a private road easement at least 40 feet wide.  In that case, before map approval, the subdivider shall obtain a certificate from a Title Insurance Company acceptable to the County, certifying that the subdivider and the subdivider's successors have a permanent road easement for access to the subdivision.
   (s)   In an area referred to in subsection (b) above, the subdivider shall offer to dedicate to the County, any private off-site or on-site road proposed to be private when the Director DPW determines that a high probability exists that the private road may need to be brought into the County-maintained system at some future date.
   (t)   All utility easements which the subdivider acquires after the tentative map has been approved shall be subordinated to any dedications to the County that the subdivider is required to make as a condition of the tentative map approval, except for major transmission facilities, mains and lines, as determined by the Director DPW.
   (u)   If any part of a trail corridor, as that term is defined in the Community Trails Master Plan (CTMP) appendix H, is located on the property to be subdivided, the subdivider shall prepare a trail route study to determine the specific location of the trail or pathway within the trail corridor and the type of trail or pathway to be constructed.  The trail route study shall be prepared to the satisfaction of the Director DPR.  The route study shall apply the trail design and locational criteria and the design and construction guidelines in the CTMP.  The subdivider shall offer to dedicate a trail or pathway easement on the alignment specified in the trail route study if: (1) the trail route study the County approves concludes that all or part of the trail or pathway should be located in the trail
corridor or portion thereof that is on the property to be subdivided and (2) there is the necessary rough proportionality between the required dedication and the impacts of or benefits to the proposed subdivision as determined by the Director with concurrence from the Director DPR.  The trail or pathway shall be for pedestrians, equestrians and bicycles.
(Amended by Ord. No. 4500 (N.S.), effective 5-29-75; amended by Ord. No. 4992 (N.S.), effective 11-10-77; amended by Ord. No. 5140 (N.S.), effective 5-25-78; amended by Ord. No. 5890 (N.S.), effective 10-30-80; amended by Ord. No. 6017 (N.S.), effective 5-7-81; amended by Ord. No. 6167 (N.S.), effective 10-22-81; amended by Ord. No. 6276 (N.S.), effective 5-27-82; amended by Ord. No. 6438 (N.S.), effective 10-15-82; amended by Ord. No. 6508 (N.S.), effective 3-1-83; amended by Ord. No. 6751 (N.S.), effective 5-4-84; amended by Ord. No. 8228 (N.S.), effective 5-7-93; amended by Ord. No. 9063 (N.S.), effective 8-13-99; amended by Ord. No. 9701 (N.S.), effective 3-4-05; amended by Ord. No. 9719 (N.S.), effective 6-17-05; amended by Ord. No. 9841 (N.S.), effective 4-20-07; amended by Ord. No. 10037 (N.S.), effective 3-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10167 (N.S.), effective 10-14-11; amended by Ord. No. 10529 (N.S.), effective 5-18-18; amended by Ord. No. 10705 (N.S.), effective 1-8-21)