Parcel Maps and Mapping
Parcel Maps are generally used to subdivide and/or reconfigure properties into 1 to 4 lots. Non-residential subdivisions with 5 lots or more can be mapped with a Parcel Map if the project meets applicable exemptions in the Subdivision Map Act. Residential subdivisions with 5 lots or more require a Final (Tract) Map. The Town Code requires first approval of a Tentative Map by the Planning Division for both Parcel and Final Maps. The following links provide information regarding the Town’s Parcel/Final Map requirements.
- Parcel/Final Map Information
- Parcel/Final Map Application
- Parcel/Final Map Checklist
- Town of Los Gatos Monument Map
Urban Lot Splits
California Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) requires ministerial (staff-level) approval of certain housing development projects and lot splits on a single-family zoned parcel. SB 9 was passed by the California Legislature on September 1, 2021, signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 16, 2021, and takes effect January 1, 2022.
- Urban Lot Split Parcel Map Application – PDF Form
- Urban Lot Split Parcel Map Application
- Urban Lot Split Parcel Map Checklist – PDF Form
- Urban Lot Split Parcel Map Checklist
Lot Line Adjustment
Lot line adjustments are reviewed according to Section 66412(d) of the Government Code of the State of California. The applicant has the option of using this procedure or completing the lot line adjustment by filing a Parcel Map.
Certificate of Compliance
Certificates of Compliance are reviewed according to Section 66499.35(b) of the Government Code of the State of California.
Lot MergersLot mergers are reviewed according to Section 66451.11 of the Government Code of the State of California.
Right-of-Way & Easement Abandonment
There are instances when rights-of-way or easements dedicated to the Town are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were dedicated. The adjacent property owners may have use for this property or may have been unknowingly using public property for many years. These property owners may request that the Town formally abandon this property and quitclaim it to them.
- Abandonment Process
- Abandonment of Right-of-Way Request Application
- Abandonment of Easement Request Application
Grant Deeds of Easements
Grant Deeds of Easements are reviewed according to Section 66442 of the Government Code of the State of California.
Below is a sample grant deed of easement dedication to be completed and utilized for dedication of an easement to the Town of Los Gatos.
Grant Deeds of Right-of-WayGrant Deeds of Right-of-Way for individual single-family residential lot dedications are reviewed according to Section 66475 of the Government Code of the State of California. Please note that subdivisions shall dedicate right-of-way in-fee via parcel or final map, whichever is applicable.
Below is a sample grant deed of right-of-way dedication to be completed and utilized for individual single-family residential lot dedications of right-of-way (in-fee) to the Town of Los Gatos.
The Town’s Interactive GIS Map can be utilized to obtain information such as aerial maps, zoning districts, hillside area, and topographic contours. Town maps of particular parcels can be requested with a completed application as provided below.
The Office of the County Surveyor's website provides links and information pertaining to mapping services, including search tools that can be utilized to obtain recorded maps.