Nothing in this title excuses compliance with any applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances governing the division, sale, or transfer of property.California Code of Civil Procedure § 872.040
The statutes governing partition actions require compliance with any applicable laws. Miller & Starr, Property Included Within the Lien, 9 Cal. Real Est. (4th ed.) § 32:18.
Law Revision Commission Comments to California Code of Civil Procedure § 872.040
In 1976, the California Law Revision Commission explained California Code of Civil Procedure § 872.040 as follows:
Section 872.040 codifies the rule that the partition statute cannot be used to avoid any applicable laws governing property transactions. See, e.g., Pratt v. Adams, 229 Cal.App.2d 602, 40 Cal.Rptr. 505 (1964) (Subdivision Map Act). Whether a particular law, regulation, or ordinance is applicable in a partition action is determined by the terms or a construction of that law, regulation, or ordinance.
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