how do I split two tied lots in the city of Los Angeles?

Asked by Maury Ruano, Venice, CA Fri Jun 13, 2008

My property has one APN but two lots that are tied together; lots 33 and 34. How do I untie the lots so that each one of them can have its own APN

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Kim & Kristi…, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Thu May 16, 2013
Hi Maury,

We've sold homes like this before on Victoria the seller and buyers had the same question. Turns out the house was on the lot line, so the house would have had to be moved to split the lot. Which you can tell by looking on zimas

There is information online. However, I was able to get better answers by going in person.
1828 Sawtelle Blvd.
2nd Floor
West Los Angeles, CA 90025


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Robert, Both Buyer And Seller, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
Sat Jun 21, 2008
What is the size of the lot ? I would say most likely you can split these lots as I have completed two lot divisions. It is a process however and you will need to meet conditions. If the two lots will have one access point that driveway must be a min. 14 ft wide and if is on an older street ( narrow ) you will be required to widen the street 5' in front of the property and provide a new street light.
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Hi Robert, my name is Matt Ricciardella. I would be interested in hiring a consultant to split an apartment building that is currently two buildings with separate addresses on one lot with a common ingress/egress. 562-810-3165
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Franklin Far…, , West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Fri Jun 13, 2008
Maury, I apologize for inacurately reading your question.

Yes, the lots can be split and given separate parcel numbers.

For further information about the process, call Paul Mullis at the LA City Planning Department:

Let me know the results so that I can be better informed when the same questions arises again.

All the best,

Franklin Farinas
Coldwell Banker
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Dyanna, , California
Fri Jun 13, 2008
Hello Maury. In order to "split" the 2 lots you need to go to the city they are in and ask if that is possible. Once they tell you yes, they will guide you in your efforts. Please be aware that there has to be a certain amount of lot size for each parcel in order for the city to allow this. But your answer is go to the city.

Good Luck!
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Franklin Far…, , West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Fri Jun 13, 2008
In order to properly answer your question, I need to know what you mean by two "tied" lots.

E-mail me:
or Call: 310-979-3950

All the best,
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