How did the County find out about my illegal lot?

Illegal lots are generally created because County approval was not sought in advance. Thus, the County usually finds out about illegal lots at a later date when the owner wants to do something on or to the lot that requires existence of a legal lot, to obtain a building permit, for example. One illegal lot in any given area can, upon investigation, lead to a "chain-reaction" involving discovery of other lots that were illegally created in that area.

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1. What is a lot?
2. How are lots created?
3. What is a legal lot?
4. What is an illegal lot?
5. What does the County do about illegal lots?
6. What does it mean to own an illegal lot?
7. Why is the County concerned about illegal lots?
8. What is an Assessor's Parcel?
9. How did the County find out about my illegal lot?
10. Can I be prosecuted for owning an illegal lot?
11. Why didn't the title company tell me my lot was illegal?
12. The person who sold it to me is the one who broke the law; what can be done about this?
13. What can I do to legalize my lot?
14. Must I file for a conditional certificate of compliance now?
15. What can a buyer do to avoid acquiring an illegal lot?
16. Whom should I contact on these matters?