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Learn What You Need To Know About The Subdivision Map Act

The Subdivision Map Act is a California law that controls local governments’ approval of land subdivisions. Obviously, this affects developers, builders, neighborhoods, investors, construction companies, and individuals.

Who Could Benefit From This Class?

This seminar is designed for planners, surveyors, engineers, developers, builders, attorneys, project managers, architects, planning commissioners, council and board members, property managers, public works and utilities directors, zoning board members, and all others involved with the land use and development process.

What Can I Expect From This Seminar?

This seminar is meant to discuss the basics of the Subdivision Map Act and how it applies to land use. The responsibilities and powers of local agencies will be covered, in addition to the following topics:

  • Discussion of relevant Legislative and Case Law
  • Relationship of Map Act to other planning, zoning and development laws, and to CEQA
  • When the Map Act applies (and when not)
  • What kind of Map (tentative/final or parcel map) to use
  • Certificates of compliance
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Exemptions and exceptions under the Map Act
  • Life of Tentative Map
  • Vested Rights (including Vesting Maps, Development Agreements and Common Law Vesting)
  • Exactions / Dedications / Fees
  • Creative mapping approaches

Finally, the seminar will also review some common concerns with the Act and how to navigate these complex issues.

Instructor Mike Durkee

Attorney Mike Durkee, founder of Law Office of Michael Patrick Durkee, has extensive and comprehensive knowledge regarding the current use, implications and history of the California Subdivision Map Act. He instructs at this one-day seminar to educate people on the guidelines for effective use of the Subdivision Map Act.

This one-day class will discuss the responsibilities and powers of local agencies under the act, as well as particular issues regarding when the act applies. A Map Act Book is included with the class.

Class Schedule

  •  8:15 a.m. Good morning!
  •  8:30 a.m. Seminar begins
  • 10:30 a.m. Break (15 mins)
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break (30 mins)
  • 12:30 p.m. Seminar resumes
  •  2:30 p.m. Break (15 mins)
  •  4:30 p.m. Seminar ends
  •  4:45 p.m. Questions
  •  5:00 p.m. Happy Hour cocktails!

All who are interested in learning more about how the Subdivision Map Act can potentially affect their property, neighborhood or project are welcome and encouraged to enroll. Current classes are online.

Register Now For The Next Class

Mike Durkee has extensive experience with the Subdivision Map Act. He will answer your questions and explain how this act affects land use and development. Click here to register.