§ 84.22.030  Development Requirements.
   New dwellings and accessory structures on small lots shall be subject to the following requirements.
   (a)   Parcel Merger Requirements and Exemption.  An application for a development permit for a dwelling or accessory structure on a small lot shall be accompanied by one of the following:
      (1)   A recorded Notice of Merger of the subject parcel with an abutting parcel in common contiguous ownership; or
      (2)   Documentation showing the record ownership of the subject parcel, and all parcels sharing a common side lot line with the subject parcel.  If adjoining parcels are under the same ownership, the parcels shall be merged to bring them closer to, or fully into, conformance with minimum parcel sizes, thus enhancing the public health and safety of the area.  If the Record of Ownership shows that adjoining parcels are not under the same ownership, merger of the parcels shall not be required.
   (b)   Dedication Requirement.  An offer of dedication or grant of road easement shall be required before the issuance of a development permit.  The offer of dedication or grant of road easement shall provide a minimum 40-foot right-of-way width on all roads or streets or other width as deemed necessary by the Director of the Department of Public Works.
   (c)   Setback Requirements.
      (1)   The front setback of a small lot may be reduced to no less than 15 feet.
      (2)   Each interior side setback of each small lot may be reduced to no less than five feet provided there is at least ten feet between structures.
   (d)   Water Requirement.
      (1)   A form provided by the Environmental Health Services Division and signed by the water-serving entity, or a letter from the water-serving entity, shall be submitted to the Building Official.  The form or letter shall certify that adequate line and storage capacity exists or will exist to serve the proposed dwelling and that arrangements have been made to serve each dwelling with a potable water system at the time of occupancy or final building inspection.  This requires that the water main will be in place to serve the property or that financial arrangements have been made with the water-serving entity for installation of the water main.
      (2)   In the absence of a water serving entity, an approved domestic water system under pressure shall be installed to serve each proposed dwelling.  The Environmental Health Services Division shall certify the domestic water system, and a copy of the certification shall be submitted to the Building Official.
   (e)   Sewer Requirement.
      (1)   A form provided by the Environmental Health Services Division and signed by the sewer-serving entity, or a letter from the sewer-serving entity, shall be submitted to the Building Official.  The form or letter shall certify that an adequate collection system and treatment plant capacity exists or will exist to serve the proposed dwelling, and that sewage hookup arrangements have been made to serve each dwelling at the time of occupancy or final building inspection.
      (2)   In the absence of a sewer-serving entity, a letter from the Environmental Health Services Division, indicating that an individual sewage system with subsurface disposal is allowed, shall be submitted to the Building Official.
   (f)   Survey Requirement.  Evidence shall be submitted to and approved by the County Surveyor that each parcel has been surveyed and staked in compliance with the provisions of the Professional Land Surveyors’ Act (Business and Professions Code §§ 8700 et seq.) by a registered civil engineer or licensed land surveyor, or evidence of a past survey shall be submitted to and approved by the County Surveyor as being in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyors’ Act.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)