How do I determine where my property lines are?

A property line is invisible. The street curb or sidewalk edge are often close to the true location of a front or side commercial property line. Measuring half the distance of the known right-of-way width of a street from the centerline of that street towards your building can provide the approximate position of a property line, provided the street is centered within its right-of-way. Call the Public Works Department at 650-259-2339 to find out the right-of-way width of your street. However, the best way to accurately determine property lines is to hire a licensed surveyor to locate existing benchmark points and measure the boundaries of your property based upon the legal description contained in the official deed.

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1. How do I start a business in Millbrae?
2. What is a Conditional Use Permit and why might I need one?
3. How many signs can I have for my business and how large can they be?
4. What is "lot coverage"?
5. What is a building setback?
6. How do I determine where my property lines are?
7. How long does it take to get a permit to alter my building or my tenant space?
8. What is the process for Planning Commission review of my project?
9. When will the Planning Commission meet on my project?
10. What are the chances that the Planning Commission will approve my project?
11. What happens after the Planning Commission approves my project?
12. What happens if the Planning Commission denies my project?
13. How do I appeal a decision I don’t agree with?
14. Can the City recommend a good architect for my project?
15. What is the size of the parcel at _____?
16. What is the parcel number for the property at _____?
17. What is the zoning for the property at _____?
18. What are the development regulations for the _____ Zone?
19. How many parking spaces are required for a _____?
20. Where can I have a _____ business?
21. Does the City allow adult businesses?