Final/Parcel Map Application User Guide

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How Do I Submit a Final or Parcel Map?

To identify what type of permit is required for your project, visit our Building Services Land Development Counter at 5510 Overland Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, call us at (858) 694-2055 or visit our website.

This step is Optional:

Submit a request for an Initial Consultation meeting. This process is available to and recommended for applicants wanting input on requirements, design, and cost and time estimates before submittal.          

Complete all required forms, plans, documents, and studies as  required by the Final/Parcel Map application checklist. 

Identify the required fee/deposit required for the application.

Make an appointment to submit the complete application and initial deposit in-person at the Land Development counter, or submit the complete application by email to the LD Permit Counter.  Complete all required forms, plans, and documents as required by the Final Mapping Submittal application checklist. 

A PDS Land Development Mapping reviewer will be assigned to the project and will contact you once the review is complete.

Submittal Requirement's Introduction

The tables below indicate the forms and deposits that must be submitted for each type of Final Map/Parcel Map application.  Please review this information and complete and submit the submittal checklist and required documents listed below.

For in-person submittals, please bring the completed checklist, all completed forms and application materials, and a check for the correct amount to the Land Development Counter located at 5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 110 (First Floor).  Applications can be submitted Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except County Holidays).

PDS is happy to assist you with any questions you may have on this process. Please call our Land Development Counter at (858) 694-2055 or email with any questions.

Part 1: Forms

This table indicates the required forms that must be submitted for each map application type including a copy of the original. A link to these forms is included in part 3.

Final Map/Parcel Map

# of Copies

Final Map/Parcel Map Initial Submittal Checklist (PDS-822)


Application Deposit Acknowledgement and Agreement (PDS-126)


Copy of TM Resolution of Approval/TPM Final Notice of Approval


Copy of stamped approved TM/TPM


Additional documents and studies may be requested after the first review of the application. A Land Surveyor will be assigned to your application and will contact you early in the process to discuss additional documents that may be required.  

Part 2: Fee and Deposit Schedule

The deposit or fees required for each type of Map application is determined based upon the special area designator and if a minor or major site plan is required.  A copy of our complete fee ordinance can be found here.

Application Type



Parcel Map Review



Final Map Review



SB-9 - 2 Lot Tentative Parcel Map
(Land Development)



  • Any Project that is on Septic will pay a Flat fee of $706 for Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) review.
  • PDS Trails Fee's are a Flat fee of $406 Initial Review and $203 for each subsequent Review.
  • Deposit accounts are charged based on the time staff spends reviewing the project.  Depending upon the staff time needed to review the project, an additional deposit may be required.
  • Fees are one-time only payments to cover staff review of the application. 

Part 3: Final Mapping Submittal Checklist

For an application to be accepted, the forms and documents listed in part one (forms) must be submitted along with the required deposit or fee listed in part 2 (fee and deposit schedule).  Please place a checkmark by each form being submitted and bring this page with you when you submit your application.  

    Type of application being submitted: _TM/TPM Number:______________            

  • Land Development Application (PDS-811)
  • Fee/Deposit: ________________
  • Application Deposit Acknowledgement and Agreement (PDS-126)
  • USB Drive Containing PDF of each document listed in this checklist (PDS-839)
  • Copy of Approved TM Resolution of Approval / TPM Final Notice of Approval
  • Copy of Approved Tentative Map/Parcel Map (copy approved and stamped by PDS)
  • Copy of Approved Open Space Exhibits (provide copy of PDS dated and approved exhibits as identified in approved Resolution/Final Notice of Approval)
  • Preliminary Title Report (PTR) (current within 6 months of map submittal)
  • Vesting Deed (ownership must match PTR)
  • Easement Deeds (provide all contained in the PTR) Proof of Legally Disturbed Area
  • Ownership (Map agrees with vesting deed and PTR)
  • General Map Completeness, title sheet, current certificates, statements, monuments described, basis of bearings, survey procedure complete, easements plotted, notes)
  • Reference Maps (any documents used to establish survey procedure. i.e. maps, surveys field notes, boundary adjustment plats, etc.)
  • Two Bond Copies of the Map (signed by the surveyor/ engineer)
  • Calculations (Traverse Closures) 
    • Boundary  
    • Gross / Net
    • Easement Calcs and Ties
    • C.C.S. / B.O.B. TIES


  • Cutoff Deeds (If required) and/or boundary adjustment plat
  • Senior Deeds (if required) senior deeds may not be required if they are previously mapped lines by a record of survey, parcel map, or subdivision map
  • q  Mapped lines by a record of survey, parcel map or subdivision map
  • q  Ownership Documentation (required to determine signature authority)
    • PARTNERSHIP (Limited) (provide form LP-1 (Certificate of Limited Partnership) filed with the Secretary of the State of California)
    • PARTNERSHIP (General) (provide partnership papers and/or statement of partnership as recorded in the County of San Diego)
    • CORPORATION (provide copy of Articles or Sec of State filing identifying officers)
    • LLC (Copy of a resolution of the Board of Directors or the corporate Articles or Bylaws, granting specific authority

The map submittal may be rejected without the items in the checklist above being satisfied or shown on the map.