Sec. 21-3-7. Certificates of compliance.

(a) Application. Requests for issuance of a certificate of compliance shall be submitted to the community development director in a format as may be required by the community development director, and accompanied by a plot plan and such supporting information as may be deemed necessary by the community development director to determine compliance. Requests shall be accompanied by a filing fee as set by city council resolution.
(b) Review.
(1) The community development director shall review the request and determine whether the property or the division thereof complies with the provision of the Subdivision Map Act and this chapter.
(2) If the community development director determines the property or the division thereof complies with the provisions of the Subdivision Map Act and this chapter, a certificate of compliance shall be issued and recorded.
(3) If the community development director determines the property or the division thereof does not comply with the provisions of the Subdivision Map Act and this chapter, the community development director may either approve, conditionally approve or forward the request to the planning commission. The planning commission, following a public hearing noticed in the same manner as provided by Section 21-6-2(b), shall then direct the community development director to issue and record either a certificate of compliance or a conditional certificate of compliance.
(A) A conditional certificate of compliance may impose conditions that would normally have been required under titles in effect at the time the applicant acquired his or her interest in the parcel or parcels.
(B) Notwithstanding subsection (b)(3)(A) of this section, if the applicant was the owner of record at the time of the initial violation, the planning commission may impose any conditions that would be applicable to a current division of property.
(C) Compliance with conditions imposed by the planning commission shall not be required until the time that a permit or other grant of approval for development of the property is issued.
(4) After the planning commission makes a determination and establishes any conditions, the community development director shall file the certificate of compliance or conditional certificate of compliance with the county recorder.
(c) Final Map Constitutes Certificate of Compliance. A recorded final or parcel map shall constitute a certificate of compliance with respect to the parcel described therein. (Ord. No. 1500, § 3 (part).)