Stayin' Alive: California Legislature Grants Automatic One-Year Extension to Subdivision Map Act Approvals


In keeping with similar extensions provided during previous downturns in the housing market, the California

Legislature recently passed a bill that will automatically extend the expiration date of tentative maps, vesting

tentative maps, and tentative parcel maps approved under the Subdivision Map Act for an additional 12

months. Senate Bill 1185 (“SB 1185”) also automatically extends for a 12-month period the life of any state

agency approval for a development project having an eligible tentative map. Thus, SB 1185 will also extend

the life of state agency permits with fixed terms, such as Department of Fish and Game, Coastal Commission,

Air Resources Board, or Regional Water Quality Control Board approvals, which have been obtained for

projects receiving the map extension.

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