SB 684 (2023) Small Lot Subdivision and Housing Development

On July 1, 2024 Senate Bill 684 (SB 684) became state law, requiring a local agency to ministerially consider, without discretionary review or a hearing, a parcel map or a tentative and final map for a housing development project that meets certain requirements as long as the proposed subdivision will result in 10 or fewer parcels and the housing development project on the lot proposed to be subdivided will contain 10 or fewer residential units. These resources are meant to help staff implement SB 684 and process applications. The Model Ordinance provides template language for jurisdictions to implement the law. The Template Application Review Checklist can be used to review applications and ensure that a proposed subdivision and housing development meets all requirements of SB 684.