FAQs

  1. ​What "district" am I in?​
  2. Which jurisdiction am I in (i.e. unincorporated area of county, incorporated city)?​
  3. How can I divide my Property?
  4. Where is my property line?
  5. How do I find out if I have an easement on my property?
  6. Where are my utility lines?
  7. Do I need a permit to cut down my tree?​
  8. What is an "Heritage oak Tree"?​
  9. How long does it take to get a permit?​ 

 

1. What "district" am I in?

District Maps:

2. Which jurisdiction am I in (i.e. unincorporated area of county, incorporated city)?

3. How can I divide my Property?

  • Obtain an application from Planning & Environmental Review for a tentative parcel or subdivision map.
     
    Public Information Counter - Planning Information
    827 7th Street, Room 101
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    PHONE: (916) 874-6141
  • Obtain estimates from several surveyors or qualified engineers for the cost of doing the survey and map. ​

4. Where is my property line?

  • If your property has been surveyed and a map filed, obtain a copy of the map from the Surveys section, the Recorders' office or your title company, and see if any corners were monumented.
  • If your property has not been mapped, then you must have it surveyed.

5. How do I find out if I have an easement on my property?​

  • For public easements, contact the SIPS section to see if any easements are shown on the Assessor's parcel pages or if any easements show up on recorded maps.
  • For private easements, check your Title Report or contact a title company to obtain one.

6. Where are my utility lines?​

  • Contact the appropriate utility company.
  • Contact the SIPS section to see if any easements show on the assessor's books or on the improvements plans, if any.
  • If you plan on doing any digging or trenching, call Underground Service Alert, (USA), at 1-800-642-2444.​

7. Do I need a permit to cut down my tree?

  • Not all trees require a permit. Contact the County Tree Coordinator at 916-874-5278. ​

8. What is an "Heritage Oak Tree"?​

  • Contact the County Tree Coordinator at 916-874-5278.

9. How long does it take to get a permit?​

  • It depends on the type of permit and/or the current backlog of permits currently in for checking. Contact the SIPS section or Building Inspection. ​