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TITLE 7. PLANNING AND LAND USE [65000 - 66499.58]

  ( Heading of Title 7 amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

DIVISION 2. SUBDIVISIONS [66410 - 66499.38]

  ( Division 2 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

CHAPTER 6. Reversions and Exclusions [66499.11 - 66499.29]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

ARTICLE 2. Exclusions [66499.21 - 66499.29]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

66499.21.
  

The superior court of the county in which a subdivision is situated may cause all or any portion of the real property included within the boundaries of the subdivision to be excluded from such subdivision and the recorded map to be altered or vacated, in accordance with the procedures set forth in this article.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

66499.22.
  

A proceeding for exclusion shall be initiated by filing a petition therefor in the offices of the county surveyor and clerk of the board of supervisors of the county in which the subdivision or the portion thereof sought to be excluded is situated. The petition shall accurately and distinctly describe the real property sought to be excluded by reference to the recorded map or by any accurate survey, shall show the names and addresses of all owners of real property in the subdivision or in the portion thereof sought to be excluded as far as the same are known to the petitioners, and shall set forth the reasons for the requested exclusion. The petition shall be signed and verified by the owners of at least two-thirds of the total area of the real property sought to be excluded.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 41. Effective January 1, 2003.)

66499.23.
  

The petition shall be accompanied by a new map showing the boundaries of the subdivision as it appears after the exclusion and alteration. The new map shall designate as numbered or lettered parcels those portions excluded and show the acreage of each parcel. If the map can be compiled from data available, an actual field survey shall not be required. If the map meets with the approval of the county surveyor, a statement by an engineer or surveyor shall not be required.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 982, Sec. 23.)

66499.24.
  

Upon the filing of a petition pursuant to this article, any judge of the superior court of the county in which the real property is situated shall make an order directing the clerk of the court to give notice of the filing of the petition. The notice shall be for once a week for a period of not less than five consecutive weeks and shall be given by publication in some newspaper of general circulation within the county, or if there is no newspaper published therein, by posting in three of the principal places in the county; provided, that if such real property or any portion thereof is situated within a city, the notice shall be given by publication in some newspaper of general circulation within the city, or if there is no newspaper published therein, by posting in three of the principal places in the city. Such notice shall contain a statement of the nature of the petition together with a direction that any person may file his written objection to the petition at any time before the expiration of the time of publication or posting. Upon expiration of the time of publication or posting, an affidavit showing such publication or posting shall be filed with the clerk of the court.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

66499.25.
  

The court may, if no objection has been filed, proceed without further notice to hear the petition. If during the hearing the petitioners produce to the court satisfactory evidence of the necessity of the exclusion of the real property, that the owners of two-thirds of the area of the real property sought to be excluded are the petitioners, and that there is no reasonable objection to making such exclusion, the court may proceed to exclude the real property sought to be excluded by the petition, and order the alteration or vacation of the recorded map, and enter its decree accordingly.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

66499.26.
  

If objection is made to the petition which, in the judgment of the court is material, the court shall proceed to hear such objection and may adjourn the proceedings to such time as may be necessary upon proper notice to the petitioners and the objectors.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

66499.27.
  

The exclusion of any real property or the alteration or vacation of any recorded map pursuant to this article shall not affect or vacate the whole or any part of any public street or highway.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

66499.28.
  

A certified copy of the decree of the superior court excluding any real property or ordering the alteration or vacation of any recorded map pursuant to this article shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder of the county in which such real property is situated. The county recorder shall make upon the face of any such recorded map a memorandum stating briefly that such recorded map has been altered or vacated, whichever the case may be, and giving the date and reference of such decree.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

66499.29.
  

At the time a certified copy of the decree of court is recorded, a copy of the new map required by Section 66499.23 shall be filed for record with the county recorder who shall file it in accordance with the provisions of Section 66466. A copy of the new map shall also be filed with the local agency. A reference to this map shall be sufficient identification of the real property for reassessment purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536.)

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