‚ÄčAt the request of a property owner, the Certificate of Compliance Program will determine, process, issue and record documents known as Certificates of Compliance. This document states that your parcel of land is in compliance with the Subdivision Map Act and local ordinance and that you may sell, lease, or finance your land.

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Frequently Asked Question ~ Certificate of Compliance

  1. What is a Certificate of Compliance?
  2. Does my parcel need a Certificate of Compliance?
  3. I want a Certificate of Compliance, how do I start the process?

 1.  What is a Certificate of Compliance?

For an explanation of a Certificate of Compliance see "What is a Certificate of Compliance".

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2.  Does my parcel need a Certificate of Compliance?

  • You will need one if it is a requirement of a lender or buyer. Some lenders require one as a condition to lend money either in a sale or refinance.  
  • You do NOT need a Certificate of Compliance if your property is a lot of a Subdivision or a parcel of a Parcel Map. 
  • In most cases, you will not need a Certificate of Compliance to prove your parcel is eligible for a building permit or grant of approval for development. For the County of El Dorado's Policy on parcel eligibility see "Board of Supervisor's Policy Direction to Staff." 

To see if you may need a parcel eligibility review prior to obtaining a building permit, click here.  If you don't know the 11 digit Assessor's Parcel Number (APN), you can find it by doing a search on the County of El Dorado Assessor's webpage.

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3.  I want a Certificate of Compliance, how do I start the process?

Fill out the application and supply the required documents and fees. Here is the application with instructions: 
"Certificate of Compliance Application." If you need further help, please contact us at (530) 621-5440 or surveyor@edcgov.us.

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