Can a parcel be subdivided?

Subdivisions must be consistent with the minimum parcel size of the zoning classification and the maximum density of the land use designation. In cases where the zoning classification and land use designation allow for different parcel sizes or density, the most restrictive will apply.

For example, a parcel with an Rl, Residential Low Density land use designation typically has a maximum density of seven dwellings per acre so a one acre parcel could potentially be subdivided into seven parcels. And, if the minimum parcel size allowed by the zone classification was 5,000 square feet per parcel, a seven parcel subdivision would also be consistent with zone classification. However, if the minimum parcel size of the zone classification was 10,000 square feet per parcel, only a four parcel subdivision would be allowed.

For more information please contact Planning and Development Services at 559-846-936 or visit our office at:
850 S Madera Avenue
Kerman, CA 93630

Show All Answers

1. What is an assessor’s parcel number?
2. What is a zoning classification?
3. What development does zoning allow?
4. What is a land use designation?
5. What are building setbacks?
6. What is the minimum parcel size?
7. What permits are required to build, rebuild or remodel a house?
8. Can I place a manufactured home on my property?
9. Are second dwelling units allowed on a property?
10. How tall can a fence be built?
11. Can I remove trees from a property?
12. Are there any easements that affect a property?
13. What is a nonconforming structure or use?
14. If an old structure burns down, can it be rebuilt?
15. Can a house be remodeled if it does not meet the required setbacks?
16. Can a parcel be subdivided?
17. What is the basic process for getting a building permit?
18. What is the basic process for getting a planning permit?
19. What are typical fees for planning permit?
20. How do I get help applying for a planning permit?
21. What is the difference between a principally permitted use and a conditionally permitted use?
22. What is the process for annexing a parcel into a City?
23. Does the County enforce covenants, conditions, or restrictions in subdivisions?
24. What Should I do before I dig?