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Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alteration

Updated: Mar. 19, 2024

A Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alteration is required to combine adjacent parcels into one parcel, alter the boundary between four or fewer parcels, reconfigure the shapes of parcels or certify that a parcel complies with the Subdivision Map Act. In every instance, the Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alternation process shall yield the same number of parcels that you began with, or fewer. A Tentative Map is required to create additional parcels, not a Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alternation. 

Submitting an Application:

  1. Contact the Development Services Engineer: Contact the Development Services Engineer by emailing or calling (510) 583-4111 to determine the requirements and submittal materials. Please include the project address(es) and a detailed description of your project. and submittal materials. Please include the project address and a detailed description of your project. 
  2. Register for an e-Permit Portal account: You must be a registered user of the Hayward e-Permit Portal before you can submit your application. Learn more about how to register on our e-Permit Portal help page.
  3. Apply for your Plan Type: Using the e-Permit Portal, apply for your Plan by completing the online application and attaching the required submittal materials. Learn more about how to apply for a Plan on our e-Permit Portal help page.

Required Submittal Materials:

The submittal items below are required for this project type. Please note additional submittal items may be required depending on the project scope.  

  • Legal Description and Plat Maps
  • Lot Closure: A set of the lot closure calculation for the proposed lot configuration.
  • Preliminary Title or Title Guarantee Report: A recent preliminary title report or title guarantee prepared within the last 90 days (A hyperlinked PDF Report if preferred)

Project Review:

Applicants will be notified by email or can login to the e-Permit Portal for updates on their application. Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alterations typically take two to four months to process. Estimated processing times do not include the time needed by the applicant to revise and resubmit their application.

Paying Fees:

After submitting your application through the e-Permits Portal, staff will reach out to coordinate payment. The initial application deposit for a Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Alternation is $4,000. If the cost to process the application exceeds this deposit, the applicant or owner must cover the cost. If the cost ends up being less than the deposit, the difference is refunded.

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