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Pursuant to Government Code section 66499.20.3 this section provides a procedure for voluntary merger of contiguous parcels under common ownership without reverting to acreage.
(a) An applicant for a voluntary merger of parcels under this section shall submit an application to the Director on a form provided by the Director. The application shall be signed by all co-owners of the parcels to be merged and shall be accompanied by all of the following:
(1) Documents satisfactory to the Director that establish legal ownership of all parcels, common ownership of all parcels and that all parcels comply with the SMA and this division.
(2) A legal description of the proposed merged parcel.
(3) Written verification from the County Treasurer/Tax Collector that there are no tax delinquencies on any parcel the applicant seeks to merge.
(b) If the Director determines that the applicant has satisfied all requirements of this section the Director shall issue a certificate of merger. A legal description of the merged parcel shall be attached to the certificate and the Director shall cause the certificate of merger to be filed with the County Recorder at the applicant's expense.
(c) The real property described in the certificate of merger shall become one parcel when the certificate is recorded.
(Added by Ord. No. 10037 (N.S.), effective 3-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10705 (N.S.), effective 1-8-21)