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Split/Combination/LBA

"Where Boundaries Change"

How do I SPLIT my parcel?

You may obtain a REQUEST FORM from the County Assessor's Office or obtain a form online at http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/tax/taxforms.htm:

  1. You will be charged a fee of $72.
  2. The split must be on an existing history line.
  3. The Planning Department must sign off before the Assessor will process the request.
  4. Your taxes must be paid in full.

Are there other ways to SPLIT my parcel?

Parcels may also be split by recording a deed, a parcel map, or a subdivision map. For information about recording a parcel map or a subdivision map, you should contact your city/county planning department.

How do I COMBINE my parcels?

You may obtain a REQUEST FORM from the County Assessor Assessor’s Office or obtain a form online at http://www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/tax/taxforms.htm.

  1. You will be charged a fee of $36.
  2. Your taxes must be paid in full.
  3. Parcels must be contiguous (not split by a road).
  4. Parcels must be within the same Tax Code Area.
  5. If combining into another Tax Code Area the parcels must be less than 45,000 square feet or worth less than $25,000.

Are there other ways to COMBINE a parcel?

Parcels may also be combined by recording a deed. To use this option you should consult a title company.

What about a LAND BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT?

This is a type of split/combination which is routinely requested by neighbors wishing to exchange portions of their property. For information about boundary adjustments you should consult a land surveyor or title company. In order to process a land boundary adjustment the applicant will also need approval from the Planning Department (City or County).

Did you know?

Santa Cruz was one of the first counties in California to convert from paper maps to electronic maps.

Our cadastral drafters have to be map experts and computer whizzes in order to keep up with an ever changing technology.

This pamphlet, produced by the Tax Cycle Team explains how to split, combine, or adjust you property's boundary.